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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MANHUNT: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash MANHUNT: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash
Manhunt: 12-Hour Search Ends In Franklin Lakes Following Fair Lawn Burglary, Pursuit, Crash What began as a home burglary in Fair Lawn ended with a crash in Franklin Lakes and the arrest of the driver exactly 12 hours later. An out-of-town resident reported remotely seeing two burglars on a security camera in her Koenig Court home just off Route 208 at 8:06 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Eric Eleshewich said. The superintendent arrived and saw the pair flee through a living-room window, the sergeant said. Responding officers rolled up on two men and a vehicle parked on northbound Route 208 moments later. The driver got back into the car and sped off, leaving hi…
GOTCHA: Citizens ID Assailant Who Broke Eye Socket Of Patron At Lyndhurst Wendy's: Police GOTCHA: Citizens ID Assailant Who Broke Eye Socket Of Patron At Lyndhurst Wendy's: Police
Gotcha: Citizens ID Assailant Who Broke Eye Socket Of Patron At Lyndhurst Wendy's: Police A 55-year-old fast-food customer had his eye socket broken when a Lyndhurst man nearly half his age sucker-punched him, authorities said. Eric Martinez, 28, fled the Wendy’s on Ridge Road after bashing the Belleville man in an entirely unprovoked attack as the victim waited online around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, Sept. 14, Lyndhurst Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said. Lynchurst Officer Joseph White retrieved surveillance images that were then published (see collage above), the lieutenant said. Soon calls began coming in. Police had obtained an arrest warrant when Martinez chose to surrender…
GOTCHA! Police Crash Clifton Warehouse Burglary, Bust Trio, Thanks To Citizen's Call GOTCHA! Police Crash Clifton Warehouse Burglary, Bust Trio, Thanks To Citizen's Call
Gotcha! Police Crash Clifton Warehouse Burglary, Bust Trio, Thanks To Citizen's Call Clifton police surprised three Paterson men in the middle of a local warehouse burglary, thanks to a conscientious citizen. It was just after midnight when officers were directed to Passaic Metal and Building Supplies on Central Avenue. There they spotted a box truck identified by the caller, Clifton Police Lt. Robert Anderson said. Seeing police, the trio hopped into the truck, then drove away with the headlights off, the lieutenant said. Multiple officers converged on them about two blocks away, Anderson said. They arrested the trio after finding burglary tools in the truck and fresh d…
UPDATE: Lyft Driver From Morris Found Guilty Of Fondling Underage Prospect Park Passenger UPDATE: Lyft Driver From Morris Found Guilty Of Fondling Underage Prospect Park Passenger
Update: Lyft Driver From Morris Found Guilty Of Fondling Underage Prospect Park Passenger A former U.S. military member from Morris County was convicted of sexually assaulting a Passaic County pre-teen while working as a Lyft driver. Julio Mejia, 43, of Wharton rejected a plea deal after investigators said the underage Prospect Park girl told them he had sex with her after she took a Lyft ride in August 2019 and then again after several weeks of texting. He took his chances with a jury in Superior Court in Paterson and was convicted of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, enticing and child endangerment. Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Portelli scheduled sentencing for Feb. …
Minivan Driver Wanted On Warrant Caught With Crack: Rochelle Park Pd Minivan Driver Wanted On Warrant Caught With Crack: Rochelle Park Pd
Minivan Driver Wanted On Warrant Caught With Crack: Rochelle Park Pd A repeat offender from Paterson had more than a dozen baggies of crack for sale in his minivan when he was stopped by a Rochelle Park patrol officer, authorities said. Officer Chris Kiszka found an outstanding traffic warrant for Randy Ward, 27, after pulling over his minivan on West Passaic Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Capt. James DePreta said. A search following Ward's arrest turned up a sandwich bag with 15 individually packaged bags of crack, the captain said.Ward was charged with drug-related offenses and sent to the Bergen County Jail, where he remained Thursd…
PEDO FILE: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus PEDO FILE: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus
Pedo File: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus A 53-year-old Ecuadorian national who lives in Paramus sexually assaulted two pre-teens in the borough multiple times, authorities charged. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said detectives from his Special Victims Unit began investigating Edison Pro, who works as a handyman, after being contacted by the state Division of Child Protection & Permanency a month ago. A joint probe with Paramus police led to various charges of sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment, the prosecutor said on Thursday, Sept. 21. Pro was arrested in Paramus on Wednesday an…
Out-Of-State Man Recorded Sex With Underage Teaneck Teen: Prosecutor Out-Of-State Man Recorded Sex With Underage Teaneck Teen: Prosecutor
Out-Of-State Man Recorded Sex With Underage Teaneck Teen: Prosecutor An unemployed man from Minnesota recorded himself sexually assaulting an underage teen multiple times in Teaneck, authorities charged. Isaiha Price, 25, of St. Paul, was arrested earlier this week and was being held at the Adult Detention Center in St. Paul, MN (in photo above), pending extradition to New Jersey, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. An investigation by his Special Victims Unit detectives and Teaneck police “revealed that Price recorded himself sexually assaulting a child who was under the age of 16 on more than one occasion in Teaneck,” the prosecutor said on Th…
SEEN HIM? 9-Year-Old Pascack Valley Runaway Still Missing SEEN HIM? 9-Year-Old Pascack Valley Runaway Still Missing
Seen HIM? 9-Year-Old Pascack Valley Runaway Still Missing A search continued in earnest for a 9-year-old rescue who got away from his Emerson home. Shaggy is a Schweenie -- a dachshund/shih tzu mix -- who wasn't wearing a collar when he went missing in Emerson around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. He's also quite fearful. Shaggy was last seen on High Street crossing Palisade Avenue into the golf course. His devastated owners have been hanging posters and asking whether anyone's seen the little guy. Anyone who lives in the area is asked to check security cameras beginning around the time he was last seen. If you see Shaggy, don't approach, follow, …
PREDATOR STING: PA Man Expected Sex With Girl, 12, At NJ Hotel, Homeland Security Says PREDATOR STING: PA Man Expected Sex With Girl, 12, At NJ Hotel, Homeland Security Says
Predator Sting: PA Man Expected Sex With Girl, 12, At NJ Hotel, Homeland Security Says A Pennsylvania man who arranged what he thought was sex with a pre-teen in a New Jersey hotel was instead seized by federal agents when he showed up, authorities said Wednesday. Louis Goldenberg, 41 of Philadelphia, "began interacting on a messaging application with an undercover Homeland Security Investigations agent, who was posing as a middle-aged woman with a 12-year-old niece" last month, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said on Sept. 20. Goldenberg messaged the purported aunt, "continuously expressing interest in having sexual contact," the U.S. att…
Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB
Couple Tries To Rescue Beagle Struck By Truck On GWB A pair of good Samaritans rushed a dog who was struck on the George Washington Bridge to the hospital, but he didn't survive, they said. The unchipped, tri-color beagle, believed to be no older than two, was hit by a truck in the upper level's westbound lanes around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, they said. A couple driving past scooped him up and took the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus. "He didn't make it," the wife said. "We saw the dog running along the left lane as we got into the bridge so it’s likely [he] came from the NY side," she added. Port Authority police confirmed the repo…
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