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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. Authorities Probe West Milford Crash That Sent 5 To Hospital, One Serious

    Authorities Probe West Milford Crash That Sent 5 To Hospital, One Serious

    Authorities said they were investigating a West Milford crash that sent three adults and two juveniles to the hospital.A 57-year-old West Milford woman who was driving a 2002 Toyota Highlander was taken St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with serious injuries following the three-vehicle collision shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oak Ridge and Cozy Lake roads, they ...

  2. Commercial Blaze Doused In Wallington

    Commercial Blaze Doused In Wallington

    UPDATE: Firefighters doused a late-night commercial blaze in Wallington.The smoky, two-alarm fire broke out at a scaffolding company on Midland Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday.It was declared under control within a half hour.Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Garfield, Lodi, Passaic, Rutherford and ...

  3. City 'Accordion' Bus Dangles From Cross Bronx Overpass

    City 'Accordion' Bus Dangles From Cross Bronx Overpass

    The front of a tandem bus careened off the Cross Bronx Expressway and dangled onto a Major Deegan Expressway ramp late Thursday, critically injuring the driver, authorities said.Eight passengers were hospitalized with what the New York Fire Department said weren’t life-threatening injuries after the front of the MTA accordion bus smashed into the ramp below, leaving it vertical, shortly ...

  4. Bergenfield Parents Sue Over High School Lunchroom Attack That Ripped Daughter's Earlobe Open

    Bergenfield Parents Sue Over High School Lunchroom Attack That Ripped Daughter's Earlobe Open

    The parents of a Bergenfield High School student who had her earlobe ripped open during what they said was a planned lunchroom attack are suing students, the school, the district and the borough.Pedro and Stephanie Chevere allege in a lawsuit that a 15-year-old classmate “violently assaulted and battered” their daughter, then a sophomore, tearing her right earlobe in half and ...

  5. Hudson Pharmacy Owner's Son Admits Role In $99M Kickback Scheme Uncovered By Feds

    Hudson Pharmacy Owner's Son Admits Role In $99M Kickback Scheme Uncovered By Feds

    The son of a former Union City pharmacy co-owner admitted his role Thursday in a multimillion-dollar scheme to boost prescription sales by paying kickbacks and bribes to health care professionals.Alex Fleyshmakher, 34, of Morganville, worked for his father, Igor Fleyshmakher of Holmdel, at Prime Aid in Union City.He was also an on-paper owner of Prime Aid Bronx, Acting U.S. Attorney ...

  6. Prosecutor: West New York Woman Killed, Suspect In Custody

    Prosecutor: West New York Woman Killed, Suspect In Custody

    A 62-year-old West New York woman was killed and a suspect taken into custody on Thursday, authorities said.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed in a tweet that the victim was found unresponsive Thursday afternoon at 439 66th Street, off Bergenline Avenue.Suarez said her Homicide Unit was investigating with city police."One suspect is in custody," the prosecutor tweeted. ...

  7. HIRING: Closter Police Officer's Position Available

    HIRING: Closter Police Officer's Position Available

    The Closter Police Department is is seeking qualified candidates for a police officer opening.Two separate processes, using the same application period, will be conducted using Police App (Applications close on Jan. 31, 2021). All candidates at the time of their application must be "a minimum of 18 years of age and a maximum age established by law or regulation," a U.S. citizen and ...

  8. Feds Accuse South Jersey Jail Of Violating Addicted Inmates' Constitutional Rights

    Feds Accuse South Jersey Jail Of Violating Addicted Inmates' Constitutional Rights

    The federal government on Thursday accused officials who run the Cumberland County Jail of failing to prevent suicides and provide adequate mental health care to drug-addicted inmates suffering from withdrawal.“There is reasonable cause to believe that the facility failed to screen for or provide adequate mental health treatment to inmates at risk of self-harm and suicide, in violation ...

  9. BUSTED: Lyndhurst PD Nabs Ex-Con Wanted In Multi-Thousand-Dollar Clifton Thefts

    BUSTED: Lyndhurst PD Nabs Ex-Con Wanted In Multi-Thousand-Dollar Clifton Thefts

    GOTCHA! A Bloomfield ex-con wanted for shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Clifton supermarket was captured by Lyndhurst police as he tried to swipe nearly $450 worth of soap in their town, authorities said.A team of Lyndhurst detectives and uniformed officers converged on the Stop & Shop after a security officer at the Lewandowski Street supermarket ...

  10. Fair Lawn PD: Tailgating DWI Driver Caught After 100MPH Chase, Crash At 208/287 Ramp

    Fair Lawn PD: Tailgating DWI Driver Caught After 100MPH Chase, Crash At 208/287 Ramp

    A drunk Passaic County driver led police on a late-night chase up Route 208 at speeds that reached 100 miles an hour before crashing his pickup truck at the on-ramp to Route 287 in Franklin Lakes, authorities said.Sean Fachner, 39, of Hewitt started out by speeding up behind Fair Lawn Police Officer Brad Pindyck’s marked patrol cruiser on northbound Route 208 shortly before midnight ...

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