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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. Rare Philadelphia Tornado Watch Puts Eagles' NFL Home Game In Limbo

    Rare Philadelphia Tornado Watch Puts Eagles' NFL Home Game In Limbo

    A rare tornado watch is in effect for Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties, the National Weather Service said on Monday afternoon.The tornado watch extends until 7 p.m. or about an hour before Monday night's NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field.If the game goes on as planned, fans are not allowed to attend due ...

  2. Lakewood Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Abducting, Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Before DWI Crash

    Lakewood Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Abducting, Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend Before DWI Crash

    A 24-year-old man from Lakewood has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for abducting and assaulting his ex-girlfriend before crashing her car while drunk, authorities said.Jorge Juarez Mendoza pleaded guilty in September to multiple charges in connection to the assault last fall and an earlier incident in which he reportedly vandalized the former girlfriend's ...

  3. NJ Coast Train Derailment Prompts Modified Schedules

    NJ Coast Train Derailment Prompts Modified Schedules

    Special train schedules are in effect on the North Jersey Coast and Northeast Corridor lines due to last week's derailment in Central Jersey.The temporary schedules are in effect while repairs to damaged track and road bed are made after the Nov. 23 derailment of a New York-bound train between Perth Amboy and Woodbridge stations in Middlesex County.Commuters may experience general ...

  4. Tornado Watch In Effect For Parts Of South, Central Jersey

    Tornado Watch In Effect For Parts Of South, Central Jersey

    A tornado watch is in effect for parts of New Jersey, the National Weather Service said on Monday afternoon.The watch, which includes hail, flooding and high wind warnings, extends until 7 p.m., according to the NWS out of Mount Holly and Philadelphia.There also were numerous reports of widespread electricity outages due to the high winds and downed power lines.Currently, the watch ...

  5. Hanging Investigated At Atlantic City Tower Hotel

    Hanging Investigated At Atlantic City Tower Hotel

    Authorities are investigating the hanging death of a 59-year-old man at an Atlantic City hotel. Atlantic City police were called to the Club Wyndham Skyline Tower at 5:28 a.m. on Monday on a report of a man hanging from the balcony of an upper level floor. Police officers were escorted to a hotel room by security where they found a rope tied around the balcony ...

  6. Motorcyclist, 20, ID'd In Fatal Central Jersey Shopping Center Crash

    Motorcyclist, 20, ID'd In Fatal Central Jersey Shopping Center Crash

    Authorities have released the name of the 20-year-old motorcyclist who died of injuries from a crash at a Central Jersey shopping center.Jonathan T. Giorgi of Howell was killed in the collision Saturday night on an access road at Howell Commons Shopping Plaza, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday.A 2018 Honda Clarity was pulling out from an exit behind Panera ...

  7. Jersey Shore Motorist's Arm Severed As Car Flips In Seafood Restaurant Crash

    Jersey Shore Motorist's Arm Severed As Car Flips In Seafood Restaurant Crash

    An Ocean County motorist’s arm was partially amputated when his vehicle rolled over after veering off the roadway near a seafood restaurant, authorities said. Gabriel S. Frigerio 3rd, 38, of Toms River was driving west on Route 37 when his car careened to the right in front of Pisces Seafood & Restaurant, struck a curb and flipped, Toms River police said.Toms River police ...

  8. Mega Millions Lottery Player Wins $10K In Central Jersey

    Mega Millions Lottery Player Wins $10K In Central Jersey

    There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold in Friday's Mega Millions game, state Lottery officials said.A player in Mercer County matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn on Friday to win $10,000. The winning ticket was purchased at Hightstown Mart Inc. at 119 Franklin St. in Hightstown.The winning numbers for the Nov. 27 drawing were: 04, 10, ...

  9. WINNERS: 3 Lucky Lottery Players Split $732K Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot

    WINNERS: 3 Lucky Lottery Players Split $732K Jersey Cash 5 Jackpot

    Three state Lottery players from three different counties will split the Jersey Cash 5 jackpot, officials said.The jackpot from Wednesday was worth $732,078.Players in Gloucester, Middlesex and Union counties will take home $244,026 apiece for matching all five numbers drawn on Nov. 25.The winning numbers were: 05, 08, 15, 19, and 30 and the XTRA number was: 03. Each ...

  10. Motorcyclist, 20, ID'd In Fatal Central Jersey Shopping Center Crash

    Motorcyclist, 20, ID'd In Fatal Central Jersey Shopping Center Crash

    Authorities have released the name of the 20-year-old motorcyclist who died of injuries from a crash at a Central Jersey shopping center.Jonathan T. Giorgi of Howell was killed in the collision Saturday night on an access road at Howell Commons Shopping Plaza, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday.A 2018 Honda Clarity was pulling out from an exit behind Panera ...

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