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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. Jersey Shore Medics Pull Motorist From Burning Vehicle Off Garden State Parkway, Reports Say

    Jersey Shore Medics Pull Motorist From Burning Vehicle Off Garden State Parkway, Reports Say

    A trapped motorist was rescued from a burning vehicle after crashing into a tree along the Garden State Parkway, authorities said.Medics apparently pulled at least one person out of a car after it veered off the northbound lanes of the parkway in Brick Township, initial reports said.The crash occurred mid-afternoon near mile-marker 94 Tuesday. The car fire was knocked down by local ...

  2. Carbon Monoxide Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Burlington County Communications Building

    Carbon Monoxide Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Burlington County Communications Building

    A Burlington County building used for central communications was evacuated after high readings of carbon monoxide were detected, authorities said. The potentially hazardous fumes were first reported about 3 p.m. on Tuesday at 1 Academy Drive in Westampton, according to initial reports. First responders in Camden County were asked to help ventilate the building, reports ...

  3. SEEN HER? Missing South Jersey Girl, 14, Used Wawa Worker's Phone, Caught On Camera, Police Say

    SEEN HER? Missing South Jersey Girl, 14, Used Wawa Worker's Phone, Caught On Camera, Police Say

    A South Jersey teenager who left home 11 days ago,  stopped by a Wawa store in Atlantic County last week, authorities said.Gabriela “Gabby” Cruz, 14, of Camden County was first reported missing on Saturday, June 12, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith.Gabriela CruzCamden County Prosecutor's Office“Gabby," as ...

  4. Central Jersey Motorist Trapped, Airlifted After Vehicle Flips

    Central Jersey Motorist Trapped, Airlifted After Vehicle Flips

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called to a serious crash in Central Jersey, authorities said.The Tuesday afternoon crash occurred in Manalapan Township, Monmouth County, according to initial reports.The vehicle had overturned onto its roof on Taylors Mills Road, trapping at least one occupant, reports said. An unconfirmed report said one of the vehicle's occupants was ...

  5. HEROES: State Troopers Rescue Missing Golden Retriever, 'Chunk', Swimming Off Jersey Shore

    HEROES: State Troopers Rescue Missing Golden Retriever, 'Chunk', Swimming Off Jersey Shore

    New Jersey state troopers rescued a lost dog who was reported missing 16 days ago, authorities said. Chunk, a Golden Retriever, was found swimming in Barnegat Bay just off the Jersey Shore, State Police said.State troopers were preparing for their Tuesday shift when they were dispatched on a report of a dog swimming offshore in Ocean County.Troopers Ryan Koehler and Vincent ...

  6. State Police Seek Public's Help In South Jersey I-295 Shooting

    State Police Seek Public's Help In South Jersey I-295 Shooting

    New Jersey State police seek the public's help locating a dark-colored sedan allegedly involved in a weekend shooting, authorities said.A motorist on Interstate-295 reportedly was shot in the hand in Bellmawr Borough, Camden County, State Police said.Troopers were called to an area hospital mid-afternoon Sunday where a 42-year-old man was being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot ...

  7. South Jersey Pizzeria Ranks Among Best In America

    South Jersey Pizzeria Ranks Among Best In America

    Mama mia! Who fires up some of the nation's best pizza pies?Bricco Coal Fired Pizza in Westmont (Camden County) has been named the fourth-best pizza joint in the United States, according to Big7Travel.com.Located on Haddon Avenue, Bricco Coal Fired Pizza  blends ingredients from the local farmer’s market with San Marzano tomatoes "for toppings that are out of this world," ...

  8. Atlantic City Passenger Arrested With 90 Heroin Bags, Loaded Handgun, Police Say

    Atlantic City Passenger Arrested With 90 Heroin Bags, Loaded Handgun, Police Say

    A 42-year-old man from Atlantic City was arrested during a traffic stop with a stolen handgun and 90 bags of heroin, authorities said.The car's passenger was found carrying a loaded gun and drugs when police stopped the vehicle at Tennessee and Sewell avenues late Sunday, an Atlantic City police spokesman said. Freddie Williams was arrested without incident, according to Lt. ...

  9. South Jersey Firefighters Battle Major House Fire

    South Jersey Firefighters Battle Major House Fire

    Firefighters in Camden County were battling a fast-moving two-alarm house fire, authorities said. The fire was reported late Monday afternoon at 1456 Louis St. in the City of Camden, initial reports said.Heavy fire was seen shooting out from the second-floor of the vacant property, reports said. The fire spread to adjoining structures on the property, according to an ...

  10. South Jersey Amusement Parks Offer Bonuses, Higher Pay To Attract Summer Workers

    South Jersey Amusement Parks Offer Bonuses, Higher Pay To Attract Summer Workers

    The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting labor shortage is prompting amusement parks in South Jersey to offer higher pay to new workers. On Monday, Sahara Sam’s Water Park in Camden County announced that it plans to hire up to 100 lifeguards, bartenders, cashiers, cooks, and park employees.The park's starting pay is more generous than in summers past at $15-an-hour.  The ...

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