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Jon Craig

Content Producer jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites. He is also the primary reporter for Daily Voice Plus Politics in Westchester and Fairfield.

Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Across a 35-year career, he's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Chicago, New York, Ohio & Washington, D.C and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon also writes periodically for the Cornell Chronicle.

Career Highlights:

  • -- Covered Metro-North train wreck that killed a motorist and five commuters, 2015
  • -- Researched state investigative project for PublicIntegrity.org, 2011-12
  • -- National MADD award for database analysis of repeat drunk drivers in Ohio, 2008.
  • -- Henry F. Guggenheim Fellow, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2010.
  • -- Sentenced to jail for protecting confidential sources (won on appeal), 1999.
  • -- Broke 30th anniversary story about Kent State shootings — using FBI records, resurrecting theory a student informant triggered fatal National Guard volley, May 2000.
  • -- Covered Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.
  • -- Uncovered voting problems before & during presidential recount in Ohio, 2004.
  • -- Witnessed botched Death Row execution of Romell Broom in 2009, one of more than a dozen I covered; Wrote about three inmates whose death sentences were commuted to life without parole.
  • -- Won IRE, SDX and multiple national & state awards for series led by Erik Kriss investigating New York General Assembly. 1994.
  • -- Guest lecturer at universities in NY & Ohio. Taught Syracuse high school journalism class.
  • -- Co-authored IRE-award winning series on illegal restraints/beatings at juvenile detention centers. Gov. Mario Cuomo had NY inspector general confirm what Hart Seely and I found at Division for Youth & fired top directors, 1993.
  • -- Survived Air Force Kool School training at North Pole, 1996.
  • -- Covered Persian Gulf wars, including 2002 bomb missions from Turkey, and stateside Army/Air Guard training. 1991.
  • -- Supervised overnight coverage of Pan Am Flight 103 after Libyan bomb killed 35 Syracuse University students over Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988.
  • -- Covered aftermath of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s fatal plane crash from Cape Cod, 1999.
  • -- Greeted Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as Cornell Sun sports editor during daily's 100th anniversary dinner in May 1980. 

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. SEE ANYTHING? Little Egg Harbor Police Seek Witnesses, Video In Shooting

    SEE ANYTHING? Little Egg Harbor Police Seek Witnesses, Video In Shooting

    Little Egg Harbor police turned to the public for help investigating a Friday night shooting.A victim was taken to nearby AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center following the shooting, which police said occurred sometime between 11:15 p.m. Friday and midnight in the 1000 block of Center Street. Anyone who might have seen something or has surveillance video of people walking or videos ...

  2. Bayshore Men Charged In Eatontown Shooting

    Bayshore Men Charged In Eatontown Shooting

    Three Bayshore men were charged with attempted murder in last month's shooting of a 20-year-old Eatontown man, authorities said.John Carozza, 18, and Rashahn Tucker, 19, both of Middletown, and Leo Morabito of Keansburg were charged with attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.The victim was taken to an ...

  3. SEEN HIM? Search Under Way For Rutgers University Student, 21, From East Orange

    SEEN HIM? Search Under Way For Rutgers University Student, 21, From East Orange

    Authorities are searching for a 21-year-old Rutgers University student from East Orange last seen on Monday.Yasir Williams, who attends the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, was last seen around midnight when he left his home on Edgar Street, East Orange police said in a statement on Facebook.“He did not have his cell phone on him when he left the house and he was last seen wearing ...

  4. Police: Agitated Man Kicks, Spits, Shouts 'Now You Have Coronavirus' At Edison Officers

    Police: Agitated Man Kicks, Spits, Shouts 'Now You Have Coronavirus' At Edison Officers

    An emotionally disturbed man coughed on, spit at and kicked police officers, shouting, "I have the coronavirus. I want somebody to come touch me," authorities in Edison said.The man's parents called police around 11 p.m. Wednesday saying that he was "out of control," the department wrote in a Facebook post.Responding officers said they tried to calm him down, but the man fought with ...

  5. UPDATED: More Jersey Shore Beaches, Boardwalks Close Amid Coronavirus Fears

    UPDATED: More Jersey Shore Beaches, Boardwalks Close Amid Coronavirus Fears

    UPDATE: Asbury Park, Bradley, Island Heights, Ocean City, Sea Girt and Spring Lake are closing down their boardwalks to stop the spread of coronavirus. Bay Head, Brick, Island Heights, Lavellette, Mantoloking, Ocean Heights, Point Pleasant closed their beaches, joining Seaside Heights. The boardwalk in Seaside Heights remains open -- for now.New Jersey issued an executive order ...

  6. 15 Ticketed At Lakewood Funeral For Violating NJ Coronavirus Order

    15 Ticketed At Lakewood Funeral For Violating NJ Coronavirus Order

    UPDATE: Lakewood police ticketed 15 people at a large funeral in violation of state coronavirus restrictions, as the number of illegal gatherings -- and charges -- continue unabated.They also arrested one of the funeral guests for giving a false name and Social Security number, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer said in a ...

  7. South Jersey Home Aide Charged With Sexually Assaulting Severely Impaired Teenager

    South Jersey Home Aide Charged With Sexually Assaulting Severely Impaired Teenager

    A 33-year-old Burlington County home caregiver sexually abused a developmentally impaired teenager and broke her leg, authorities charged.Edmondo DiPaolo of Pemberton is charged with aggravated sexual assault, among other counts, involving the 16-year-old patient.The wheelchair-bound Southampton girl has a degenerative brain disorder that leaves her unable to move or speak and ...

  8. 'HEART OF GOLD': Lakewood Rabbi Zeev Rothschild, 62, Dies Of Coronavirus

    'HEART OF GOLD': Lakewood Rabbi Zeev Rothschild, 62, Dies Of Coronavirus

    Rabbi Zeev Rothschild, 62, of Lakewood died Wednesday due to COVID-19 complications.Rabbi Rothschild lived on Forest Avenue in the heart of Lakewood Township around the corner from Bais Medrash Govoah, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Litvak yeshiva.Rothschild was the founder and owner of NPGS, a local food co-op with two locations, one in Lakewood and one in Jackson.Originally launched as ...

  9. Monmouth Man, 34, Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing

    Monmouth Man, 34, Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing

    A Monmouth County man was charged with attempted murder after stabbing his roommate during a fight, authorities said.Police arrested Jairo Lopes-Dossantos, 34, of Eatontown after responding to 911 call Sunday night on Malibu Drive, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.The 39-year-old victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center ...

  10. One Dead In Crash Near Great Adventure

    One Dead In Crash Near Great Adventure

    One person was dead after a car crashed into a tree Wednesday morning near Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ State Police confirmed.The car hit the tree around 7 a.m. on westbound Monmouth Road (Route 537) near the amusement park, NJSP Lt. Theodore Schafer said.State Police were investigating.CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS

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