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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. WINNERS: Powerball Tickets Worth $100K, $50K Sold In New Jersey; Jackpot Rolls To $640M

    WINNERS: Powerball Tickets Worth $100K, $50K Sold In New Jersey; Jackpot Rolls To $640M

    There was no jackpot winner in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, but there were five lower-tier winners in New Jersey including a $100,000 prize in Somerset County.The jackpot now rolls to $640 million for Saturday's drawing.A third-prize Powerball ticket — which doubled in value to $100,000 with the Power Play option for an extra $1 — was bought at Krauszer’s on 435 Amwell Road in ...

  2. Atlantic County Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun, Ammo, Drugs

    Atlantic County Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun, Ammo, Drugs

    A 24-year-old man from South Jersey was arrested on multiple charges after being found with a loaded handgun during a traffic stop, authorities said.Atlantic City Police Officer Joseph Kelly stopped a vehicle at Virginia and Atlantic avenues shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday. During the stop, Kelly arrested a passenger in the vehicle, Elliot Handy of Absecon, police said. Handy ...

  3. Prosecutor: South Jersey Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography, Molesting Underage Girl

    Prosecutor: South Jersey Man Admits Possessing Child Pornography, Molesting Underage Girl

    A 68-year-old man from Burlington County has admitted to possessing child pornography and inappropriately touching an underage girl, authorities said.Paul Marris of Mount Holly pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of more than 1,000 items of child sexual material and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.Under his ...

  4. NJ Congresswoman: Capitol Hill Lawmakers Led 'Reconnaissance Tours' Day Before Deadly Riots

    NJ Congresswoman: Capitol Hill Lawmakers Led 'Reconnaissance Tours' Day Before Deadly Riots

    A New Jersey congresswomen said Tuesday she witnessed unidentified members of Congress lead “reconnaissance” tours the day before the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Democrat from the 11th District, made the comments during a 13-minute Facebook live video on Tuesday night in which she outlined what Congress is doing ...

  5. South Jersey Brothers Arrested On Child Porn, Drug Production Charges

    South Jersey Brothers Arrested On Child Porn, Drug Production Charges

    Two brothers who share the same name have been charged with unrelated crimes after detectives performed a warranted on their Pennsauken home following a tip, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer and Pennsauken Police Chief John Nettleton.Luis A. Torres, 34, of Pennsauken is charged with one count of third-degree possession of child pornography, they said.Luis A. ...

  6. Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted After Central Jersey Crash

    Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted After Central Jersey Crash

    First responders were called to a report of a pedestrian struck late Tuesday, Monmouth County authorities said.An unidentified woman in her 30's was hit and unresponsive near Route 34 and Cambridge Drive in Aberdeen, initial reports said. A NorthStar medevac helicopter airlifted the victim from Lloyd Road School shortly after 8 p.m., according to an unconfirmed report. The ...

  7. UPDATE: Older Couple's Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide At Camden County Home

    UPDATE: Older Couple's Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide At Camden County Home

    The deaths of a Camden County couple have been determined to be the result of a murder-suicide, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi.Authorities found the couple dead in their Audubon home on Monday afternoon.Following an autopsy on Tuesday, a medical examiner determined Jane Venable, 64, died from multiple gunshot wounds and ...

  8. Central Jersey Suspect Chased, Arrested For Stealing $20.5K From TD Bank

    Central Jersey Suspect Chased, Arrested For Stealing $20.5K From TD Bank

    A 52-year-old man from Allentown, with fake ID, has been arrested for trying to defraud a bank in Middlesex County out of $20,500, authorities said Tuesday. Robert Nuccio was charged with two counts of identity theft, two counts of forgery, two counts of false government documents, one count of theft by deception, one count of attempted theft by deception, one count ...

  9. Prosecutor: Toms River Man Failed To Register As Licensed Home Improvement Contractor

    Prosecutor: Toms River Man Failed To Register As Licensed Home Improvement Contractor

    A 34-year-old man from Toms River failed to register as a home improvement contractor, authorities said.Thomas Carnevale was charged with the violation on Monday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.Responding to multiple residents who complained that Carlevale had done work on their homes – only to later be made aware that he was not a licensed contractor – an ...

  10. NJ Senator Calls On President Trump To Resign

    NJ Senator Calls On President Trump To Resign

    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has asked the president to leave office on his own.“For the good of the country, President Trump should step aside,” Menendez said on Tuesday, according to NJ Advance Media.The New Jersey Democrat's remarks come as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to impeach the Republican president ;for an unprecedented second time. Trump has been getting ...

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