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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. South Jersey Teens Arrested In Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Near-Fatal Shooting

    South Jersey Teens Arrested In Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Near-Fatal Shooting

    Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with this week's carjacking, armed robbery and near-fatal shooting in a market parking lot, Gloucester County authorities said.On Monday at about 6:50 p.m., police officers from Deptford Township responded to Rastelli’s Market, 1276 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford on a report of a 42-year-old victim who was seriously injured ...

  2. South Jersey Pair Arrested On Child Pornography Charges, Including High School Student-Teacher

    South Jersey Pair Arrested On Child Pornography Charges, Including High School Student-Teacher

    A pair of men from South Jersey have been arrested on child pornography charges as part of Operation Safe Quarantine, authorities said.One of the Burlington County men arrested had been a student-teacher at Middletown South High School in Monmouth County, authorities said on Friday. He was identified as Matthew Natale, 22, of the 1400 block of Virginia Court in the Marlton section ...

  3. Prosecutor: South Jersey Nephew, 23, Fatally Shot His Great-Uncle On Trenton Couch, Stole Money

    Prosecutor: South Jersey Nephew, 23, Fatally Shot His Great-Uncle On Trenton Couch, Stole Money

    A 23-year-old man from Burlington County has been arrested in last week's theft and shooting death of his great-uncle, authorities said.Davon Marecheau of Maple Shade was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Last Thursday, Feb. 25, at ...

  4. CAUGHT: US Border Patrol Nabs Jersey Shore Fugitive In Texas For Howell Woman's Hit-Run Death

    CAUGHT: US Border Patrol Nabs Jersey Shore Fugitive In Texas For Howell Woman's Hit-Run Death

    A fugitive in a fatal hit-and-run Christmas Eve crash on the Jersey Shore has surrendered in Texas, authorities said.Roberto Alcazar-Sanchez, 27, of Jackson, who had fled to Mexico after a fatal motor vehicle crash was captured on Wednesday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Alcazar-Sanchez surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Protection ...

  5. 70-Year-Old Atlantic County Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Girl, 12

    70-Year-Old Atlantic County Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Girl, 12

    A 70 year-old man from South Jersey has been sentenced to a treatment center on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a 12 year-old girl, authorities said.Jose A. Rodriguez of Egg Harbor City was sentenced on Thursday by Judge Bernard Delury, Jr. The defendant’s total sentence on all counts is 11 and a half years to be served at the Adult Diagnostic Treatment ...

  6. Man Shot In Chest In South Jersey

    Man Shot In Chest In South Jersey

    Authorities in Burlington County are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital. At about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Riverside police responded to reports of an injured male at 8 Fairview St.When police arrived, they found an unidentified victim suffering a bullet wound in his chest.The victim was taken to an area hospital. There have been no arrests.This is a ...

  7. Prosecutor: 15-Year-Old Charged With Gunning Down Camden Man

    Prosecutor: 15-Year-Old Charged With Gunning Down Camden Man

    A 15-year-old boy has been charged in adult court for his role in the fatal shooting of a Camden man, authorities said. Michael Allen of Camden was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,  second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree resisting arrest, according to Acting Camden County ...

  8. Toms River Driver Who Caused Chain Reaction Crash With State Trooper, School Bus Cited For DUI

    Toms River Driver Who Caused Chain Reaction Crash With State Trooper, School Bus Cited For DUI

    A 36-year-old Jersey Shore woman was cited for driving under the influence after a chain reaction collision that involved a state police SUV and school bus, authorities said.The crash occurred about 8 a.m. on Monday. One driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and there were no students on the school bus, according to Toms River police.Police said that Heather Scoville of ...

  9. SEEN HER? South Jersey Woman Reported Missing

    SEEN HER? South Jersey Woman Reported Missing

    A 36-year-old South Jersey woman who suffers from mental disorders has been reported missing, authorities said.Egg Harbor Township police seek the public's assistance in finding Chloe Ferrel who was last seen on Sunday, they said.Police think that Ferrel might be in Atlantic City or the Camden area. She is about 5-foor 9-inches tall and weighs about 200 pouinds. She has brown eyes, ...

  10. Tip Yields Atlantic City Cocaine Arrest, Recovery Of Loaded Handgun

    Tip Yields Atlantic City Cocaine Arrest, Recovery Of Loaded Handgun

    A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Atlantic City man on drug and weapons charges, authorities said.At 2:40 pm, Detectives James Barrett, Nicholas Berardis and Chris Smith conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 1000 block of Sewell Avenue. A citizen had alerted police that a man was selling drugs and gave a detailed description of the suspect and his ...

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