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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. Ocean County Man Gets 5 Years State Prison For Toms River DWI 'Death By Auto'

    Ocean County Man Gets 5 Years State Prison For Toms River DWI 'Death By Auto'

    A 56-year-old man from Jackson has been sentenced to five years in state prison in. connection with a fatal DWI crash in Toms RIver, authorities said.Douglas Thompson was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan on Monday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer, as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to death by auto.Ryan also ordered that ...

  2. Armed Bank Robber In Central Jersey Carried Clipboard

    Armed Bank Robber In Central Jersey Carried Clipboard

    Police were called to an armed bank robbery in Monmouth County.The robbery was reported about 3 p.m. at the Colts Neck branch of Manasquan Bank at 330 Route 34, according to initial reports.  The robbery suspect was wearing all black except for a red face mask, reports said. He was armed with a handgun. He was described as in his 30s and about 6 feet tall. He also was ...

  3. Camden County Man, 31, Arrested After Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

    Camden County Man, 31, Arrested After Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

    A Camden County man has been arrested for selling fentanyl to another man who died of an overdose hours later, authorities said. Christopher Mauger, 31, of Berlin Township, has been charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Township Police Chief Wayne Bonfiglio.Police were called to ...

  4. Victim Shot In Chest In Atlantic City

    Victim Shot In Chest In Atlantic City

    A shooting late Sunday night is under investigation in Atlantic City, authorities said. The shooting took place before midnight at 135 St. James Place, according to initial reports.The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to an area hospital, according to an unconfirmed report. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. Prosecutor: New Brunswick Man Shot Dead In Car

    Prosecutor: New Brunswick Man Shot Dead In Car

    A 20-year-old Somerset County man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend, authorities said.John Santanna of Bound Brook was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, and second-degree possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director ...

  6. Prosecutor: Burlington Man, 21, Caught With Child Pornography

    Prosecutor: Burlington Man, 21, Caught With Child Pornography

    A 21-year-old man from Burlington Township has been arrested for possessing child sexual abuse material,  authorities said.James Hunt of Threadleaf Terrace was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter.Hunt was taken into custody at his ...

  7. South Jersey Woman Arrested After Fatal Heroin Overdose

    South Jersey Woman Arrested After Fatal Heroin Overdose

    A 53-year-old woman from Burlington County faces multiple drug charges in connection with the fatal overdose of a Lumberton man, authorities said. Linda Naulty, 53, of the first block of Cedar Street in Mount Holly, has been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, failure to surrender narcotics and several other ...

  8. VIDEO: Gloucester Firefighters Free Deer From Fence

    VIDEO: Gloucester Firefighters Free Deer From Fence

    Oh, deer.Firefighters in Gloucester County encountered an unusual emergency on Tuesday.Mantua Township police received a call at 5:40 a.m. about a deer stuck between the bars of a fence along Wenonah Avenue near McCarthy Avenue.Crews arrived and were able to spread the iron posts, freeing the rear end of the deer, according to this Facebook video posted by the Mantua Fire ...

  9. Central Jersey Woman, 59, Arrested For Fatally Stabbing Live-In Boyfriend

    Central Jersey Woman, 59, Arrested For Fatally Stabbing Live-In Boyfriend

    A 59-year-old woman from Middlesex County has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend, authorities said.Edna Ciesienski, 59, of Woodbridge has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for the overnight killing of her housemate, according to Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of ...

  10. Two Jersey Shore Women Arrested On Meth Charges

    Two Jersey Shore Women Arrested On Meth Charges

    Two women from Ocean County have been arrested on various drug charges after detectives watched them make an alleged methamphetamine deal in front of a home, authorities said.An investigation identified a residence in Little Egg Harbor as being used by Allison Pintye, 26, of Little Egg Harbor, to store and distribute methamphetamine, according to Ocean County Prosecutor ...

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