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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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  1. Sheriff’s K-9 Sniffs Out Fleeing Offender Who Tried Hiding In Vacant Garfield Building Ductwork

    Sheriff’s K-9 Sniffs Out Fleeing Offender Who Tried Hiding In Vacant Garfield Building Ductwork

    A repeat offender bolted from Garfield police but was tracked down by a K-9 and removed with the help of firefighters after he tried hiding inside the ductwork of an abandoned building, authorities said.Officers Richy Mendez and Jaroslaw Wdowiak were responding to a resident’s car burglary call when they spotted city resident Jayden M. Barbarino Costa, 18, in the backyard of the ...

  2. Motorcyclist Killed Exiting Route 3

    Motorcyclist Killed Exiting Route 3

    A 53-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash while exiting Route 3 in Rutherford, responders said.The borough resident was leaving the westbound highway when the crash occurred at the Ridge Road exit shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Police Chief John Russo said.He was pronounced dead at the scene, the chief said.

  3. R. Kelly Gets 30 Years Without Parole For Sex Trafficking

    R. Kelly Gets 30 Years Without Parole For Sex Trafficking

    R&B singer R. Kelly is a "disgusting" child abuser who taught his victims that love was "enslavement and violence," said a federal judge in Brooklyn who sentenced him to 30 years in prison Wednesday for running a decades-long sex trafficking ring that included child victims.The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer raped and otherwise sexually abused victims "with regularity" for nearly ...

  4. Hackensack Ex-Con Assaulted Female Neighbor As She Held Baby, Police Charge

    Hackensack Ex-Con Assaulted Female Neighbor As She Held Baby, Police Charge

    An ex-con with an extensive criminal history was jailed after he assaulted his Hackensack neighbor as she held her young baby, authorities said.Robert Grembowiec, 49, apparently became upset over a water cooler that leaked in front of his apartment door, according to Capt. Darren DeWitt, the officer in charge of the department.Grembowiec knocked on her door and she opened it on Monday ...

  5. 'I Forgot,' 'I Didn't Know': Guns, Excuses Piling Up At Newark Airport Checkpoints

    'I Forgot,' 'I Didn't Know': Guns, Excuses Piling Up At Newark Airport Checkpoints

    It doesn’t rank with airports in Atlanta, Houston or Dallas in terms of numbers, but Newark Liberty has had what the TSA and Port Authority say are an alarming amount of guns seized from passengers trying to board planes with them.And most of those things are loaded.It's become an epidemic, said Thomas Carter, the Transportation Security Administration’s director for New Jersey, during ...

  6. Albanian Who Fled Persecution In Former Yugoslavia Charged With Hauling 68 Pounds Of Pot In NJ

    Albanian Who Fled Persecution In Former Yugoslavia Charged With Hauling 68 Pounds Of Pot In NJ

    A native Albanian who found asylum after entering the United States illegally more than two decades ago was charged with transporting 68 pounds of pot through Bergen County.Flamor Djokovic, a 37-year-old restaurant owner from Michigan, was stopped and arrested in Lodi on Tuesday, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Djokovic was 14 when his family smuggled him out of the former ...

  7. U-Turning Tractor-Trailer Rips Utility Lines From Popular Bergen County Restaurant

    U-Turning Tractor-Trailer Rips Utility Lines From Popular Bergen County Restaurant

    Business at a popular Bergen County restaurant was disrupted when a tractor-trailer driver making a U-turn ripped down utility lines.No injuries were reported in the 11:45 a.m. crash outside Nellie's Place in Waldwick on Wednesday.Owner Chris Roche, who was forced to close the popular Franklin Turnpike eatery during the noontime rush, said he expected to reopen on Thursday.The Pace ...

  8. ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen

    ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen

    A Guatemalan national living in Fairview was charged with sexually assaulting a young teenager multiple times.Carlos E. Perez-Perez was taken into custody on Monday, a day before he turned 27, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Members of Musella’s Special Victims Unit had been notified by Fairview police of the allegations involving a victim under 15 years old, the prosecutor ...

  9. Occupants Flee After SUV Slams Into Popular Passaic County Flower Shop

    Occupants Flee After SUV Slams Into Popular Passaic County Flower Shop

    Two occupants bailed out and bolted after a stolen SUV slammed into a Haledon flower shop early Wednesday.The Ford -- reported stolen out of Easton, PA -- sped down West Broadway before crashing into Morningside Greenhouse at the five-points corner at Central Avenue at 6:20 a.m.Co-owner Tara Fisher, who lives upstairs, said she shouted at the fleeing suspects after being roused from ...

  10. FALSE ALARM: Dumont Luring Suspect Is Actually Elderly Good Samaritan Who Gives People Rides

    FALSE ALARM: Dumont Luring Suspect Is Actually Elderly Good Samaritan Who Gives People Rides

    UPDATE: A driver who a Dumont teen said tried to lure him into his car is actually a local elderly good Samaritan who was offering him a ride, authorities said.The 14-year-old boy told police that was walking east on Shadyside Avenue around noon on Monday when the four-door sedan -- apparently a 1993 Plymouth Acclaim -- pulled alongside him.The driver asked if he "wanted a ride," ...

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