Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Newtown Daily Voice serves Bethel & Newtown
Return to your home site

Menu

Newtown Daily Voice serves Bethel & Newtown

Nearby Towns

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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Toms River Man, 56, Gets 5 Years State Prison On Child Pornography Charge

    Toms River Man, 56, Gets 5 Years State Prison On Child Pornography Charge

    A 56-year-old man from Ocean County has been sentenced to five years in state prison for possessing child pornography, authorities said.Henry Ziolkowski of Toms Riverw as sentenced by Superior Court Judge Michael T. Collins as a result of a previously entered guilty plea in December, according to  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.Ziolkowski will be ...

  7. Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes $40K 
In Heroin, Cocaine

    Mercer County Narcotics Task Force Seizes $40K In Heroin, Cocaine

    The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force seized $40,000 in drugs, $17,000 in cash and a loaded handgun during an arrest on Thursday, authorities said.Frederick Hostick, 37, of Trenton was arrested and charged with numerous drug- and weapons-related offenses, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.At 5:25 a.m. on Thursday, members of the Mercer ...

  8. Authorities ID South Jersey Motorcyclist, 54, Killed In Route 70 Crash

    Authorities ID South Jersey Motorcyclist, 54, Killed In Route 70 Crash

    Authorities have identified the motorcyclist killed in a collision on Route 70 in Camden County.Richard Sims, 54, of Cherry Hill, collided with a Chrysler PT Cruiser about 4 p.m. on Thursday and was ejected, police said.Sims was pronounced dead shortly after the crash.The fatal came occurred in the eastbound lanes of state Route 70 near South Harvard Avenue in Cherry Hill, according to ...

  9. Second Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 74-Year-Old Camden Grandmother

    Second Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 74-Year-Old Camden Grandmother

    A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old grandmother in Camden, authorities said.Dymir Washington, 24, of Camden, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and second-degree eluding Law enforcement, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel ...

  10. Lakewood Fugitive, 24, Arrested In Fatal Shooting

    Lakewood Fugitive, 24, Arrested In Fatal Shooting

    A 24-year-old man from Lakewood has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this week.Jahvontae Debose has been charged with murder in the multiple shooting death of Da'Jour Randolph, 20, of Little Egg Harbor on Sunday night in Lakewood, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer.Debose was arrested on ...

  11. Prev Page 1 of 438 1 2 3 4 5 Next
    1 - 10 of 4,372 articles

Welcome to

Newtown Daily Voice!

Serves Bethel & Newtown

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.