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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

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  1. GW BRIDGE SCARE: Claim Of 'Sniper' With Rifle On Nearby Building Deemed A Prank

    GW BRIDGE SCARE: Claim Of 'Sniper' With Rifle On Nearby Building Deemed A Prank

    Vehicle and foot traffic onto the upper level of the George Washington Bridge was temporarily stopped Wednesday after police received a call from a purported sniper who claimed to be taking aim from a nearby building.The 6:30 p.m. call turned out to be a "swatting" prank by someone from outside the country who claimed to have a rifle, responders said.Port Authority police, the NYPD and ...

  2. Homeless Man Found Dead Behind Dunkin' Donuts Dumpster In Hackensack, No Foul Play Suspected

    Homeless Man Found Dead Behind Dunkin' Donuts Dumpster In Hackensack, No Foul Play Suspected

    No foul play was suspected in the death of a homeless man found in back of a Dunkin' Donuts in Hackensack, authorities said.The body was found behind a dumpster in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Passaic Street off Railroad Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, responders said.The Hispanic man, believed to be in his 30s, apparently had been camped out behind the trash bin, they ...

  3. 'I'm Sorry': Apologetic Robber Holds Up Bergen County Gas Station

    'I'm Sorry': Apologetic Robber Holds Up Bergen County Gas Station

    UPDATE: Wyckoff police released a detailed description of both a young robber who apologized on his way out the door and the car he sped off in after holding up a local gas station.The robber -- believed to be in his 20s -- entered the Mini Mart at the Lukoil station on Wyckoff Avenue wearing a white baseball cap, sunglasses and a COVID mask with marijuana leaves printed on it at ...

  4. Suspicious Powder At Bergen County Board Of Elections Brings Hazmat Team

    Suspicious Powder At Bergen County Board Of Elections Brings Hazmat Team

    A suspicious powder on an envelope sent to the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Office brought a hazmat team to the county administration building in Hackensack on Wednesday.One person was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center and was released after being evaluated, responders said.A county Hazardous Materials Unit tested the substance and determined it wasn't harmful, ...

  5. Hudson Driver Caught After Crashing Car Stolen From NY Into Backyard Off GS Parkway: Paramus PD

    Hudson Driver Caught After Crashing Car Stolen From NY Into Backyard Off GS Parkway: Paramus PD

    Paramus police captured a Jersey City ex-con who crashed a car stolen out of Orange County into the backyard of a home off the Garden State Parkway and then took off on foot, authorities said.The 2018 Nissan Maxima -- which had just been reported stolen out of Monroe, NY -- barreled off the southbound Parkway exit ramp and into private property on Highland Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday, ...

  6. #FOUNDMYLIGHT: Stranded Cable Guy Rescued By Glen Rock Firefighters Snaps Selfies (PHOTOS)

    #FOUNDMYLIGHT: Stranded Cable Guy Rescued By Glen Rock Firefighters Snaps Selfies (PHOTOS)

    Talk about a high profile: Glen Rock firefighters plucked a stranded cable TV contractor from his bucket after it became stuck in the air, then he began snapping selfies on the way down, witnesses said.The hydraulic arm apparently malfunctioned, leaving the worker suspended above Hanover Place off Heathcote Road shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.The borough’s bravest brought a ladder truck ...

  7. Convicted Sex Offender Jailed After Threatening To Come To Popular Fort Lee Feast Armed: Police

    Convicted Sex Offender Jailed After Threatening To Come To Popular Fort Lee Feast Armed: Police

    Throngs of attendees were enjoying the annual Feast of St. Rocco in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge this weekend when a convicted sex offender known to police began drawing attention.Robert J. Frate, 56, apparently had become irate over something, “yelling and waving his arms around in an animated manner,” Fort Lee Police Capt. Edward Young said.Detective Michael Kelly ...

  8. WITHOUT A TRACE: Reward Posted In Search For Missing NJ Man Who’d Been Detained By Police

    WITHOUT A TRACE: Reward Posted In Search For Missing NJ Man Who’d Been Detained By Police

    Police in Haledon announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to what they called "the successful location and physical recovery" of a borough man who went missing six months ago amid what loved ones consider mysterious circumstances.Felix Joel DeJesus, 41, "was last seen congregating with five (5) civilians" in Westside Park behind John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson on Feb. ...

  9. SEE ANYTHING? Witnesses Sought To Hit-Run Englewood Bicycle Crash

    SEE ANYTHING? Witnesses Sought To Hit-Run Englewood Bicycle Crash

    Englewood police were searching for a driver who struck a bicyclist on Tuesday and took off.Initial details were sketchy as detectives sought witnesses and area security video after the male cyclist was struck at the intersection of Mary and Honeck streets around 10:30 a.m.A dark-colored vehicle reportedly fled the scene as the victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center ...

  10. COLD CASE: Arrest Made In Gunpoint Rape Of Couple At Paterson Great Falls

    COLD CASE: Arrest Made In Gunpoint Rape Of Couple At Paterson Great Falls

    Exactly a year after a couple was sexually assaulted at gunpoint at the Great Falls in Paterson, authorities announced that they’d made an arrest.The man and woman were ambushed at the historic site when William Vazquez, 32, jumped from the bushes with a silver revolver in his hand and forced them into sex on Aug. 9, 2021, they said.The victims found a city police officer, but their ...

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