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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. Authorities Probe Overnight Shooting In Asbury Park

    Authorities Probe Overnight Shooting In Asbury Park

    Asbury Park police are investigating an overnight shooting in Washington Village that injured one man, authorities said.At around 1:35 a.m. police were called to 1287 Washington Ave. on a report of shots fired. Police found an unidentified man with a non-life-threatening wound, according to a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.The victim was taken to Jersey Shore ...

  2. Fugitive In Fatal Trenton Stabbing Nabbed By U.S. Marshals In North Carolina

    Fugitive In Fatal Trenton Stabbing Nabbed By U.S. Marshals In North Carolina

    U.S. Marshals helped Mercer County authorities capture a fugitive wanted in last month's fatal stabbing in Trenton.A Trenton man was arrested in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday in connection with the June 21 murder of Robert Neal, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said in a statement.Martel Tilghman, 36, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons ...

  3. Manchester Firefighters Battle House Fire

    Manchester Firefighters Battle House Fire

    Firefighters were at the scene of a house fire, with heavy smoke, in Manchester Township, authorities said.There was heavy fire throughout the home at 318 Beckerville Road, according to initial reports about 3 p.m. Wednesday.This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. Flooding, Multiple Crashes, Live Wires As Storm Slams Central Jersey

    Flooding, Multiple Crashes, Live Wires As Storm Slams Central Jersey

    UPDATED: Multiple police and fire departments were responding to numerous traffic and other emergency calls as a major storm passed through Central Jersey on Wednesday, authorities said.The National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued a flood advisory for portions of Monmouth and Middlesex counties until 3:30 p.m. Serious flooding and multiple accidents also were reported ...

  5. UPDATE: Driver Saved As Jersey Shore Firefighters, EMS Respond To Garden State Parkway Rollover

    UPDATE: Driver Saved As Jersey Shore Firefighters, EMS Respond To Garden State Parkway Rollover

    UPDATED: First responders were called to a rollover crash Wednesday afternoon off the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County, authorities said.Multiple fire departments, EMS and state troopers were called to mile-marker 63 in Stafford Township about 1 p.m., according to initial reports.A single occupant was trapped and firefighters worked to stabilize the vehicle, which had overturned ...

  6. PHOTOS: 85-Foot Crane Topples In Tinton Falls

    PHOTOS: 85-Foot Crane Topples In Tinton Falls

    UPDATED: First responders were at the scene of a fallen 85-foot crane Wednesday, authorities said.A tree-cutting crew apparently was trimming a huge tree down on Surrey Lane in Tinton Falls when the crane toppled over to one side, striking a house, according to initial reports.A locally-filmed video of the crash scene, shortly after the crane collapsed, can be viewed by clicking here.No ...

  7. NJ Extends Unemployment Benefits Another 20 Weeks

    NJ Extends Unemployment Benefits Another 20 Weeks

    Most of New Jersey's unemployed workers will be eligible for 20 more weeks of unemployment benefits -- totaling more than a year's worth of jobless pay, authorities said.Prior to Wednesday's announcement by the state Labor Department, unemployed New Jerseyans ran out of state and federal benefits after 39 weeks,About 1.3 million workers have filed for unemployment benefits in New Jersey ...

  8. 3 Young People Shot In Pleasantville

    3 Young People Shot In Pleasantville

    Two teenagers and a 20-year-old woman from Pleasantville were seriously hurt during a shooting in which at least 30 rounds were fired, authorities said.Laquan Cooper, 18, of Egg Harbor Township, Azyiah Henry, 19, of Mays Landing and Khalisha Dully, 20, of Pleasantville told Atlantic City hospital staff they had been shot, Pleasantville police said in a statement.Patrol officers found 30 ...

  9. Middlesex County Welcomes New Prosecutor

    Middlesex County Welcomes New Prosecutor

    Yolanda Ciccone of Metuchen, former assignment judge of Somerset County, was sworn in Tuesday as Middlesex County prosecutor.Ciccone took her oath during a brief ceremony officiated by retired judge and former Prosecutor Alan A. Rockoff.In June, Gov. Phil Murphy nominated Ciccone as the county's next full-time prosecutor. She was confirmed by the Senate on June 15 and ...

  10. The House Gets Lucky: Atlantic City Casinos Reopen As Coronavirus Wanes

    The House Gets Lucky: Atlantic City Casinos Reopen As Coronavirus Wanes

    No smoking. No drinking. No indoor dining. Well, at least there is gambling. After closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus, Atlantic City's nine casinos will start reopening this week. It's only the fifth time in the 42-year history of legalized gambling in Atlantic City casinos were shuttered due to a crisis -- and the longest shutdown.The city's casinos were ordered ...

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