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Jon Craig

Reporter 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 Mike's, Starbucks Drive-Thru Coming To Jersey Shore Commons

    Jersey Mike's, Starbucks Drive-Thru Coming To Jersey Shore Commons

    Jersey Mike's Subs and a drive-thru Starbucks are coming to a Jersey Shore shopping center, the Asbury Park Press reports.The sub shop and coffee chain will be in a newly-constructed building at Whiting Commons off Lacey Road in Manchester, the outlet said. The new building also will include an AT&T store.The Commons area already features a Wendy's and Stop & ...

  2. Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    There was a crash with serious injuries on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports. The crash occurred before 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the Route 35 Circle in Neptune Township, initial reports said.The northbound lanes of Asbury Circle were closed.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Man, 42, Critically Wounded In Atlantic City Shooting: Police

    Man, 42, Critically Wounded In Atlantic City Shooting: Police

    A 42-year-old man was shot and critically hurt in Atlantic City, authorities said.The shooting took place on Monday, May 16 just before midnight, Atlantic City police said.Police responded to the 600 block of North New York Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. Police found a man shot multiple times, they said. The victim was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City ...

  4. Heroin, Crack Cocaine Seized In Atlantic City Traffic Stop: Police

    Heroin, Crack Cocaine Seized In Atlantic City Traffic Stop: Police

    Two men were arrested and drugs seized in an Atlantic City traffic stop, authorities said.On Wednesday, May 18, at approximately 9 p.m., detectives from the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue. They observed a wanted fugitive in the rear seat of the vehicle, Atlantic City police said.Upon ...

  5. Authorities ID Victim, 27, Of Central Jersey Shooting (VIDEO)

    Authorities ID Victim, 27, Of Central Jersey Shooting (VIDEO)

    A 27-year-old man was killed in a double shooting in Central Jersey, authorities said.Malik Pandy succumbed to his gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital on Wednesday, May 18, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Carteret Police Chief Dennis McFadden.At 1:06 p.m., police responded to Lincoln Avenue for a shooting.Police found ...

  6. Man, 31, Killed In Camden County Shooting: Prosecutor

    Man, 31, Killed In Camden County Shooting: Prosecutor

    A 31-year-old man was fatally shot in Camden, authorities said.On Tuesday, May 17, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Camden County Metro Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for shots fired at 721 State Street, Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.Police found a victim, identified as Luis ...

  7. Authorities Release ID Of Woman Killed In South Jersey Motel

    Authorities Release ID Of Woman Killed In South Jersey Motel

    Authorities released the identity of a woman who was killed last week inside a Maple Shade motel room.Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher asked the public for assistance with the homicide investigation.The victim was identified as 36-year-old Michelle L. Johnston, who had lived in multiple locations recently in the ...

  8. Philadelphia Man Killed, Another Critical In South Jersey Double Shooting: Prosecutor

    Philadelphia Man Killed, Another Critical In South Jersey Double Shooting: Prosecutor

     Detectives are investigating a double shooting that killed one man and injured another in Camden.The shooting occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.Camden County Metro Police were dispatched to 1 East Randolph St. for reports of a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot ...

  9. Chemical Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Treatment Center Residents In Atlantic County (DEVELOPING)

    Chemical Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Treatment Center Residents In Atlantic County (DEVELOPING)

    A chemical leak prompted the evacuation of about 170 drug treatment center residents in Atlantic County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The hazardous materials incident was reported before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 on Cantilion Boulevard in Hamilton, initial reports said.The residents were being moved from the John Brooks Recovery Center with help from ...

  10. Police ID Pedestrian Killed In South Jersey Crash

    Police ID Pedestrian Killed In South Jersey Crash

    A 63-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed in South Jersey has been identified, authorities said.Eva Wolfe, of the Marlton section of Evesham, was struck at 4:14 p.m Sunday, May 15, at Lafayette and Decatur streets in Cape May, Cape May police said. A 51-year-old driver from Lafayette Hill, PA, and a child passenger were treated at an area hospital, the outlet said. No ...

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