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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. Tornado Warning For Burlington, Camden, Ocean Counties

    Tornado Warning For Burlington, Camden, Ocean Counties

    The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for northwestern Burlington and central Camden counties until 4 p.m. A similar warning was issued for Crestwood Village and Chatsworth in Ocean County until 4:30 p.m.The storm system had weakened as it headed into New Jersey, the NWS said.A severe wind and hail warning was issued for Trenton and Hamilton Square, NJ and ...

  2. Body Of NJ Boater Found After Three Weeks Missing

    Body Of NJ Boater Found After Three Weeks Missing

    The body of a New Jersey boater who went missing on May 1 has been recovered, his family said.Richard O'Day, 54, of Rumson, took his 27-foot Grady White Freedom out out from a private dock on Polly's Pond on May 1, NJ Advance Media says.The boat was spotted by a passer-by anchored, with O'Day's keys and wallet on board. But O'Day himself was gone.O'Day's body was found Monday, May ...

  3. Teenage Boy Arrested In South Jersey Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    Teenage Boy Arrested In South Jersey Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting, authorities said.The unidentified juvenile shot of an 18-year-old man in Pennsauken on Thursday, May 26, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Pennsauken Police Acting Chief Phil Olivo.At approximately 5 p.m., the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes unit and ...

  4. Jersey Shore Man, 46, Killed In Garden State Parkway Crash: NJSP

    Jersey Shore Man, 46, Killed In Garden State Parkway Crash: NJSP

    A 46-year-old driver from Monmouth County was killed in a crash on the Garden State Parkway, authorities said.The single-car crash was reported at 9:46 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at milepost 108 in Tinton Falls, said Sgt. Alejandro Goez, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police.Preliminary investigation indicates that a Toyota Camry driving in the local lanes went off the road to the ...

  5. Camden Man Stole $18K From Woman In 'Grandson Jail' Scam, Prosecutor Says

    Camden Man Stole $18K From Woman In 'Grandson Jail' Scam, Prosecutor Says

    A Camden man has been indicted for scamming an elderly woman out of $16,000 by falsely claiming the money was needed to bail her grandson out of jail, authorities said.A grand jury charged Yadiel Gonzalez, of Atlantic Avenue in Camden, with theft by deception, they said.The indictment was returned on Friday, May 20 and signed by Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina. An arraignment ...

  6. KNOW THEM? State Police Seek Public's Help ID'ing Jersey Shore Trespassers (PHOTOS)

    KNOW THEM? State Police Seek Public's Help ID'ing Jersey Shore Trespassers (PHOTOS)

    New Jersey State Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying trespassers at a state child treatment facility in Monmouth County.Over the last several months, detectives from the Troop “C” Criminal Investigation Office have responded to multiple reports of trespassing, burglaries, thefts and criminal mischief at the Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Facility in Wall ...

  7. Motorist Hurt In Jersey Shore Crash (DEVELOPING)

    Motorist Hurt In Jersey Shore Crash (DEVELOPING)

    A motorist was hurt in a Jersey Shore crash, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred at about 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27 on Middletown Road near Bayonet Farms in Holmdel, initial reports said.An unconfirmed report said the crash resulted in injuries.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  8. Jersey Shore Homeowner Stabbed Dead By Verizon Door-To-Door Solicitor: Prosecutor

    Jersey Shore Homeowner Stabbed Dead By Verizon Door-To-Door Solicitor: Prosecutor

    A 32-year-old man from Middlesex County has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a Jersey Shore man after a door-to-door solicitation, authorities said.On Thursday, May 26, Michael Tsamas, of Laurence Harbor, was charged with murder in connection with the death of Joseph Delgardio in Jackson Township earlier that evening, they said.Tsamas also was charged with weapons ...

  9. Driver Cited For Careless Driving In Pleasantville Crash: Police

    Driver Cited For Careless Driving In Pleasantville Crash: Police

    A 40-year-old woman from Atlantic City was ticketed for careless driving after a two-car crash, authorities said.On Thursday, May 26, at approximately 4 p.m, Pleasantville police responded to a motor vehicle crash on the 500 block of Chestnut Street. A Honda driven by Isabel Sanchez de Ramos was traveling eastbound on Bayview Avenue approaching the intersection of Chestnut ...

  10. Shooting Investigated In Lakewood: Police

    Shooting Investigated In Lakewood: Police

    There was an overnight shooting in Lakewood, authorities said.At approximately 10:20 .p.m. Thursday, May 26, Lakewood police responded to a Stark Street home after receiving the report that a man had been shot. Police found a 36-year-old gunshot victim outside the home, they said. Lakewood EMS advised that the male was struck in the upper left leg and that the wound did not ...

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