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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. GOTCHA! Resident Pursues Group Of Burglars To GWB: Englewood Cliffs PD

    GOTCHA! Resident Pursues Group Of Burglars To GWB: Englewood Cliffs PD

    An Englewood Cliffs man chased a quartet of burglars from his home to the George Washington Bridge, where converging police captured them, authorities said.One of the bandits had opened the door to his vehicle and was climbing in when the owner came out around 8 p.m. Sunday, Detective Lt. Ronald F Waldt said.The thief hopped into a waiting white sedan with tinted windows that then sped ...

  2. Ex-NJ High School Basketball Star Cuts Deal, Gets 22 Years For Killing Tijuana Sex Club Worker

    Ex-NJ High School Basketball Star Cuts Deal, Gets 22 Years For Killing Tijuana Sex Club Worker

    UPDATE: A former New Jersey high school basketball star who walked onto the Rutgers University team was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Mexico after admitting that he killed a sex club worker in Tijuana last year, according to multiple reports.Authorities had collected surveillance video from the notorious Adelita nightclub that shows Logan Kelley coming up from behind ...

  3. Fetty Wap Busted By Feds For Making Death Threat, Flashing Gun On Facetime While Free On Bond

    Fetty Wap Busted By Feds For Making Death Threat, Flashing Gun On Facetime While Free On Bond

    Paterson rapper Fetty Wap is in custody again, this time for flashing a gun and threatening to kill a “rat” during a Facetime call while he was free on bond in another case, federal authorities said.The Dec. 11, 2021 video call violated conditions of the hip-hop artist’s release following a major drug bust late last year, they said, leading to his arrest in New Jersey on Monday, Aug. ...

  4. Rockville Centre Man Tried Twice To Carjack Truck From Employee At Mansion, Police Say

    Rockville Centre Man Tried Twice To Carjack Truck From Employee At Mansion, Police Say

    A Long Island man twice tried – and failed -- to carjack a truck from an employee at a mansion before he crashed his own car and was quickly taken into custody, authorities said.The victim, who works at a multi-million New Jersey home in Bergen County on Piermont Road in Rockleigh near the Rockland County border, chased off James Dickerson, age 44, of Rockville Centre, shortly after 5 ...

  5. Worker At Rockleigh Mansion Fights Off Carjacker, Northvale PD Makes Arrest After Crash

    Worker At Rockleigh Mansion Fights Off Carjacker, Northvale PD Makes Arrest After Crash

    A Long Island man twice tried – and failed -- to carjack a truck from an employee at a Bergen County mansion before he crashed his own car and was quickly taken into custody, authorities said.The victim, who works at a multi-million home on Piemont Road near the Rockland County border in Rockleigh, chased off James Dickerson, 44, of Rockville Center, shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, ...

  6. Wanted Long Island Man Captured After Trying To Retrieve Impounded Stolen Car: Bogota Police

    Wanted Long Island Man Captured After Trying To Retrieve Impounded Stolen Car: Bogota Police

    A Long Island fugitive who went to Bogota police headquarters to retrieve an impounded stolen car was promptly arrested, authorities said.Adam Ouattara, 23, of the Bronx was taken into custody following a brief struggle, Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said.Detective Michael Laferrera had found the 2020 BMW 530 parked at The Atwater Apartment Complex on West Fort Lee Road on Friday, Aug. 5, Cole ...

  7. ICE Puts Hold On Jail Inmate Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack

    ICE Puts Hold On Jail Inmate Charged With Assaulting Woman In Hackensack

    An Ecuadorian national living in Hackensack had been jailed for assaulting a woman when ICE placed a detainer on him less than 24 hours later, records show.Juan Chuqui Navas, 26, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, for assaulting a 23-year-old acquaintance, Hackensack Police Detective Capt. Michael Antista said.Responding officers determined that Navas grabbed the victim by ...

  8. Sudden Death Of Passaic Police Officer Shakes Community

    Sudden Death Of Passaic Police Officer Shakes Community

    He was a local boy made good, one who served the community proudly. That's why the death of Passaic Police Sgt. Ralph Merced wasn't only sudden.Merced (Badge #339) died early Sunday, Aug. 7. He was 42 years old.His heartbroken mother, Iris, called her son's death "senseless.""I will love you forever my sweet child," she wrote on Sunday. "Mommy loves you forever and ever. Forever ...

  9. Bergen Prosecutor: NYC Driver Had Hundreds Of Black Market Pills For Sale In Secret Compartment

    Bergen Prosecutor: NYC Driver Had Hundreds Of Black Market Pills For Sale In Secret Compartment

    A Bronx driver was caught with hundreds of prescription pills packaged for sale when he was stopped by Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives, authorities said.Carlos Jose Cruz-Pena, a 33-year-old pharmacy worker, was seized following the stop in Teaneck, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Members of his Narcotic Task Force charged Cruz-Pena with possessing the drugs for sale ...

  10. VIDEO: Motorists Report Tractor-Trailer Weaving Before Driver Is Killed In Fiery Route 80 Crash

    VIDEO: Motorists Report Tractor-Trailer Weaving Before Driver Is Killed In Fiery Route 80 Crash

    UPDATE: A tractor-trailer driver apparently suffered a medical emergency before he died in a fiery crash off Route 80, authorities confirmed.Motorists had just reported the rig weaving back and forth in front of them when it barreled off the westbound highway close to the site of the old Marcal plant in Elmwood Park shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday,  New Jersey State Police ...

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