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Burlington Daily Voice serves Bass River, Bordentown, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Evesham Township, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton & Willingboro

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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. Brick Woman Who Stabbed Fiancé In Self-Defense Sentenced To Four Years Prison

    Brick Woman Who Stabbed Fiancé In Self-Defense Sentenced To Four Years Prison

    A 28-year-old woman who stabbed her fiancé in self-defense was sentenced to four years in state prison, authorities said. Ciara Williams of Brick previously pleaded guilty on July 2 to reckless manslaughter for the Sept. 29, 2019, stabbing.She was sentenced on Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski.  Williams drove Dennis Power, 35, of Brick to Ocean Medical Center ...

  2. Lakewood Motorcyclist Struck, Unresponsive

    Lakewood Motorcyclist Struck, Unresponsive

    First responders were called to a report of a motorcyclist struck by a vehicle in Ocean County, authorities said.The operator was unresponsive, according to an initial unconfirmed report, and was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Massachusetts Avenue and Cross Street in Lakewood Township, reports said.This is a developing news ...

  3. SEEN THEM? Suspects Sought In Central Jersey Home-Invasion Robbery

    SEEN THEM? Suspects Sought In Central Jersey Home-Invasion Robbery

    Monmouth County authorities are seeking the public's help in tracking down four suspects from a home-invasion robbery in Long Branch.Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni released photos on Wednesday that could help identify the suspects or their vehicle, believed to be a dark-colored Nissan Juke.On Oct. 5, Long Branch Police Department responded to a 4:39 p.m. report of ...

  4. Four Schools In Woodbridge All-Remote Due To Coronavirus Uptick

    Four Schools In Woodbridge All-Remote Due To Coronavirus Uptick

    Woodbridge Township School District is returning to all-remote learning at four of its schools due to new COVID-19 cases.As of Wednesday, Superintendent Robert Zega said that 15 positive coronavirus cases had been reported in the school district. Woodbridge began a hybrid mix of in-classroom and at-home instruction on Oct. 12. Hybrid learning continues at all other Woodbridge ...

  5. Jersey Shore Man Who Brought Explosives To Sea Bright Bar Spared Jail Time

    Jersey Shore Man Who Brought Explosives To Sea Bright Bar Spared Jail Time

    A 56-year-old man who admitted leaving explosives at a Jersey Shore bar and causing the cancellation of a Labor Day parade in South Plainfield has been spared jail time, authorities said.Thomas G. Kaiser was sentenced to one year of probation on Tuesday, after pleading guilty on July 13 to two counts of possession of prohibited weapons and one count of tampering with physical evidence, ...

  6. Central Jersey Bar & Grill Shooting Under Investigation

    Central Jersey Bar & Grill Shooting Under Investigation

    Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning in Middlesex County.South River police were called at about 2 a.m. about shots fired near Kilimanjaro Bar, Grill & Lounge on Old Bridge Turnpike, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and South River Police Chief Mark Tinitigan.No was was hurt, they said.  The ...

  7. Authorities Arrest Gang Members In Trenton Double-Homicide

    Authorities Arrest Gang Members In Trenton Double-Homicide

    Three men have been arrested in connection with a double homicide in Trenton in August, authorities said. Darnell Davis, 19, of Willingboro, Tyzir Hamilton, 19, of Trenton, and Treizon Thompson, 20, of Trenton, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree conspiracy ad multiple weapons charges, according to Mercer County Prosecutor ...

  8. COVID Causing Chaos For Mercer County Schools

    COVID Causing Chaos For Mercer County Schools

    Two schools in Mercer County have returned to all-remote learning due to newly-reported positive cases of coronavirus, authorities said. Hamilton Township School District is the latest to report two new positive cases, parents were told in this letter from Superintendent Scott R. Rocco. The school district also reported that one of its staff tested positive at an elementary ...

  9. South Jersey Man, 29, Charged In Acquaintance's Shooting Death

    South Jersey Man, 29, Charged In Acquaintance's Shooting Death

    A 29-year-old Burlington County man has been charged with fatally shooting "an acquaintance" in the head earlier this month, authorities said.Kwacey Q. Owens, of Willingboro, was charged with first-degree murder and various weapons charges in connection with the Oct. 8 slaying in the Millbrook Park neighborhood,  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township ...

  10. Lakewood Woman, 58, Hospitalized With Serious Burns In Six-Story Apartment Fire

    Lakewood Woman, 58, Hospitalized With Serious Burns In Six-Story Apartment Fire

    A Lakewood woman suffered serious burns over most of her body during an apartment building fire early Wednesday, authorities said.The general alarm fire broke out in the six-story multi-family brick Peter Ward Apartment building  at 100 Woehr Ave. just before 2 a.m., according to reports.Two victims were found inside a second-floor apartment including a 58-year-old woman with ...

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