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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. Toms River Man, 18, Pleads Guilty In Hit-Run Death Of Morris County Utility Worker

    Toms River Man, 18, Pleads Guilty In Hit-Run Death Of Morris County Utility Worker

    A Toms River man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges he was facing after a hit-and-run crash that killed a Morris County utility worker in Metuchen.Paddy Flynn, 18, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without a license and knowingly leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death for the March 2 crash that killed Michael Bergamasco, 51, Middlesex County ...

  2. US Marshals Help Nab Newark Trio In Auto Thefts, Central Jersey Burglaries

    US Marshals Help Nab Newark Trio In Auto Thefts, Central Jersey Burglaries

    Three men from Newark were arrested by U.S. Marshals and local police in Monmouth County on multiple burglary and vehicle theft charges, authorities said.Dasean Lewis, 24, Christopher Leake, 19, and Nahji Mayes, 23, targeted vehicles left unlocked with key fobs inside, Marlboro police said. Marlboro Police Department was assisted by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in the arrest of ...

  3. Pedestrian Struck In South Jersey Parking Lot

    Pedestrian Struck In South Jersey Parking Lot

    First responders were called to a parking lot in Mercer County on a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.Police, firefighters and EMS responded to 1080 White Horse Ave. in Hamilton Township about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to initial reports.The injured pedestrian was unresponsive, according to an initial, unconfirmed report. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR ...

  4. Overheated Pit Bull Rescued In Brick By Police, Firefighters

    Overheated Pit Bull Rescued In Brick By Police, Firefighters

    Brick police and Herbertsville firefighters rescued a neglected pit bill from a balcony where the temperature was in excess of 110 degrees, authorities said.A neighbor called Brick police about 4:10 p.m. on Sunday to complain that a dog had been outside on a third-floor balcony in direct sun for several hours, police said in a statement.Upon their arrival at 252 Sawmill Road, Brick ...

  5. Authorities: South Brunswick Teenager Arrested In Weekend Shooting

    Authorities: South Brunswick Teenager Arrested In Weekend Shooting

    A 19-year-old man from South Brunswick has been arrested in connection with a shooting Saturday at an apartment complex, authorities said.Jahmil Alvarez, 19, was arrested Sunday night and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond J. Hayducka said in a statement.South ...

  6. Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge In Connection With Football Game Shooting

    Atlantic City Man Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge In Connection With Football Game Shooting

    A 28 year-old man from Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy in Pleasantville, authorities said. Tyrell Dorn entered his plea on Monday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement. Prosecutors recommend that Dorn receive a seven-year state prison term when he’s sentenced next month.Dorn ...

  7. Ex-Rutgers Cancer Surgeon Admits To Theft, Sentenced To Jail

    Ex-Rutgers Cancer Surgeon Admits To Theft, Sentenced To Jail

    A former Rutgers professor and director at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey was sentenced to 300 days in jail, according to news reports. He was accused of filming women in a workplace bathroom and faced more than 100 invasion of privacy charges, court records showJames Goydos, 60,  of East Brunswick pleaded guilty in December to six: burglary charges, in addition to ...

  8. Atlantic City Expressway Crash Victims Include Teenage Brothers From South Jersey

    Atlantic City Expressway Crash Victims Include Teenage Brothers From South Jersey

    Authorities released the identities of the three teenagers who died in the single-vehicle crash on the Atlantic City Expressway on Sunday,The car overturned when the driver lost control in the eastbound lanes in Hammonton, then rolled into a wooded area just before 3:10 p.m., state police said. Three teenagers, including two brothers from Camden, died, police said. The driver, ...

  9. Teenager Struck By Gunfire In Atlantic County

    Teenager Struck By Gunfire In Atlantic County

    A 13-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by gunfire during a drive-by shooting along the Atlantic City Expressway, authorities said.Shots were fired about 4 a.m. Sunday from another vehicle, which continued west along the Atlantic City Expressway near Exit 7S in Egg Harbor Township, state police said.Neither the driver nor the other two passengers in the vehicle ...

  10. Atlantic City Man, 29, Fatally Shot In South Jersey

    Atlantic City Man, 29, Fatally Shot In South Jersey

    A 29-year-old man from Atlantic City man was found shot to death Saturday morning, authorities said.Police were called to the corner of Essex and Kingsley avenues in Egg Harbor Township for a report of a man down about 6:25 a.m, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.First responders found Terrance P. Fox dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds, the ...

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