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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: Howell Man, 56, Burglarized Storage Facility, Stole $5K In Goods

    Authorities: Howell Man, 56, Burglarized Storage Facility, Stole $5K In Goods

    A 56-year-old man from Howell has been arrested for multiple break-ins at a storage facility in Monmouth County, authorities said.Christopher Woods was charged with burglary of a commercial structure and theft of services, New Jersey State Police said in a statement on Wednesday.State troopers conducted an investigation on July 3 into multiple burglaries at the Store and Lock Self ...

  2. State Police Chase Suspect By Air, Foot, K-9 Along NJ Turnpike

    State Police Chase Suspect By Air, Foot, K-9 Along NJ Turnpike

    State troopers in Middlesex County were reported in pursuit of a suspect late Wednesday afternoon.The chase was reported along the New Jersey Turnpike near mile marker 77.7 in East Brunswick about 4:30 p.m., according to initial, unconfirmed reports.Troopers were reportedly searching for the suspect on foot and with the use of a K-9 unit. An aviation unit joined the search once ...

  3. Toms River Man, 56, Busted With Child Porn

    Toms River Man, 56, Busted With Child Porn

    A 56-year-old Toms River man was arrested for possession of child pornography, authorities said.Henry Ziolkowski was arrested and charged on Tuesday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said in a statement.Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit and Toms River Township Police Department seized one of Ziolkowski's computers Tuesday ...

  4. Trenton Shooting Victims ID'd

    Trenton Shooting Victims ID'd

    Authorities have identified two teenage victims in Wednesday morning's double-fatal shooting in Trenton.The shooting victims are Richard Guarderas, 18, and Malcom L. Bowser, 19, both of Trenton, Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said in an email.No arrests had been made as of Wednesday afternoon, she said.Police were called to the 1100 block of ...

  5. Prosecutor: Asbury Park Police Justified In Arresting Reporter During Protest

    Prosecutor: Asbury Park Police Justified In Arresting Reporter During Protest

    Asbury Park police were justified in arresting a newspaper reporter during a June protest, authorities said Wednesday.An internal affairs investigation led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office concluded that the Asbury Park officers who arrested APP journalist Gustavo Martinez Contreras during the June 1 George Floyd protest "reasonably believed he was one of the ...

  6. Two Lucky Mega Millions Tickets Worth $10K Sold In Central Jersey

    Two Lucky Mega Millions Tickets Worth $10K Sold In Central Jersey

    A pair of winning state lottery tickets were sold at Middlesex County delis.The lucky tickets from Tuesday's drawing are worth $10,000 a piece. They were purchased from Crystal’s Deli on Ernston Road in Parlin and Deli Plus (owned by Sai Deli & Pizza LLC) on Washington Road in Sayreville.Winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 16, 20, 25, 30, and 43. The Gold Mega Ball was ...

  7. Christopher Columbus Statue Topples In Trenton

    Christopher Columbus Statue Topples In Trenton

    A 61-year-old statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from downtown Trenton on Wednesday morning by a city public works crew as pressure mounts nationwide to remove symbols of oppression.The city statue of the explorer, located at the north end of Columbus Park on Hamilton Avenue, was removed from the Chambersburg neighborhood. Christopher Columbus was a controversial figure and ...

  8. UPDATE: Double Fatal Shooting In Trenton

    UPDATE: Double Fatal Shooting In Trenton

    UPDATED: City and county law enforcement officers are investigating a double fatal shooting in Trenton early Wednesday, authorities said.Police were called to the 1100 block of Stuyvesant Avenue near Hillcrest Avenue t 4:10 a.m. on a report of two people shot. Two men were found dead in a gray Kia, shot multiple times, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said in a statement.No ...

  9. NJ Man In Police Standoff Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend, 37

    NJ Man In Police Standoff Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend, 37

    A 29-year-old South Jersey man involved in an hours-long standoff with multiple police agencies in Atlantic County is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend.Junior English of Camden has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Lateemah Leavy, 37, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said in a joint statement on ...

  10. LOST HIM? Dog Found In South Jersey

    LOST HIM? Dog Found In South Jersey

    A small dog was found near Sylvan Lake and 14th Street in Burlington Township, authorities said.If the owner is searching, or if anyone knows where this dog (pictured above) lives, please call the Burlington Township Police Department at 609-386-2019.Burlington police have posted additional photos of the found dog on their Facebook page. 

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