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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. Family Of Ridgefield Mom Killed By Pickup Settles Lawsuit Against Driver For $1.25 Million

    Family Of Ridgefield Mom Killed By Pickup Settles Lawsuit Against Driver For $1.25 Million

    The family of a Ridgefield mom who was struck and killed by a pickup truck has settled a wrongful death suit against the driver for $1,250,000, their attorney said Monday.The driver of a 2016 Dodge Ram was turning left from northbound Shaler Boulevard onto westbound Banta Place last Feb. 15 when the pickup struck Maria Gabriela Andino as she crossed a street near the supermarket where ...

  2. STRIKE 3: Two-Time Gun Convict From Middlesex Admits Having Firearm In Secaucus Hotel Lot

    STRIKE 3: Two-Time Gun Convict From Middlesex Admits Having Firearm In Secaucus Hotel Lot

    A Middlesex County ex-con caught with a stolen handgun and dozens of rounds of ammo in the parking lot of a Secaucus hotel took a guilty plea Monday rather than go to trial, federal authorities announced Monday.With two former gun convictions, Sharome Neals, 27, of Carteret is looking at an extended prison term when he’s sentenced on May 25 in U.S. District Court in Newark.He’ll have to ...

  3. Prosecutor: Bergen Dealer Who Sold More Meth After Release Caught With 4,600 Child Porn Images

    Prosecutor: Bergen Dealer Who Sold More Meth After Release Caught With 4,600 Child Porn Images

    A Washington Township crystal meth dealer who went right back to selling after he was released on drug charges was found with 4,618 files of child porn on separate devices, authorities said.Michael Rosen, 32, was identified as selling drugs online in July, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Monday.Members of Musella’s Narcotics Task Force arrested Rosen in August after he sold ...

  4. Feds: Jamaican Traveler Caught Smuggling Kilo Of Cocaine Into Newark Airport

    Feds: Jamaican Traveler Caught Smuggling Kilo Of Cocaine Into Newark Airport

    A Jamaican traveler was caught trying to smuggle more than two pounds of cocaine into Newark Airport in bags of coffee and picture frames, federal authorities said.Federal agents seized Perez Omar Gibbs, 37, after he arrived over the weekend aboard a flight from Montego Bay and charged him with importing drugs, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said Monday.U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

  5. Hackensack Grandfather, 82, Who Fled To DR Charged With Fondling Girl

    Hackensack Grandfather, 82, Who Fled To DR Charged With Fondling Girl

    An 82-year-old grandfather from Hackensack who fled to the Dominican Republic after sexually assaulting an underage girl nearly a year and a half ago has been returned to face justice, authorities said.Daniel Baez began by massaging the back and rubbing the buttocks of the victim, who was at least 13 but under 16 at the time, an affidavit filed by a Hackensack police detective says.When ...

  6. Paterson Driver Caught With Loaded Gun, Machete, Police Say

    Paterson Driver Caught With Loaded Gun, Machete, Police Say

    A driver who falsely claimed to be a Paterson public school counselor was caught carrying a loaded gun and a machete after parking illegally, city authorities said.Detectives noticed the improperly parked Chevy Impala with an expired license plate number outside a soul food restaurant at 10th Avenue and 23rd Street shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.Its ...

  7. Lyndhurst Police Nab Newark Couple In Stop

    Lyndhurst Police Nab Newark Couple In Stop

    Lyndhurst police nabbed a Newark couple for drugs and other offenses following a traffic stop.Brake lights that weren’t working drew the attention of Officers Michael Clifford and Nicollette Villani to an older model Nissan Altima with an expired registration near the corner of Riverside Avenue and Jauncey Avenue, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said.That wasn’t all, he said.The driver, ...

  8. Belichick Declining Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Cites 'Tragic Events' Of Last Week

    Belichick Declining Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Cites 'Tragic Events' Of Last Week

    New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said that he's declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom because of the "tragic events" at the U.S. Capitol."Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients," Belichick said in a statement released ...

  9. Devoted Community Servant Eugene Marshall Sr Of Hackensack Dies At 93

    Devoted Community Servant Eugene Marshall Sr Of Hackensack Dies At 93

    TRIBUTE: Eugene Marshall, Sr. of Hackensack loved his country and his community. He remained faithful throughout his life to building a better world, loved ones said.A celebration of life service was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Garfield on Saturday for Marshall, who recently passed away at 91.Born in Paterson on Nov. 29, 1929, Marshall attended middle school and high school in ...

  10. Flames Blow Through Windows Of Garfield Multi-Family Home

    Flames Blow Through Windows Of Garfield Multi-Family Home

    Flames shot out the second-floor windows and into the eaves of a Garfield multi-family home on Sunday.Firefighters needed a little over 20 minutes to knock down the bulk of the Harrison Avenue blaze after it broke out around 2:15 p.m.The two-alarm fire displaced a couple of families whose members all got out OK, responders said. EMS treated a firefighter for a minor injury at the ...

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