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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. Hoboken Resident Captures Video Of 3 Whales Eating During Fishing Trip On Jersey Shore

    Hoboken Resident Captures Video Of 3 Whales Eating During Fishing Trip On Jersey Shore

    No, the up-close video of three whales was not recorded near Provincetown, Mass., Nantucket Island or during a Maui whale watch tour.Rather, just two miles off the New Jersey coast.Lifelong fisherman Roger J. Muller Jr. got the shot on one of his monthly fishing trips to Sandy Hook.Muller has fished all over the world and has seen a lot -- but never anything like this.A whale ...

  2. Camera Pens Allegedly Hidden In PA Fitting Rooms By Delaware Man Free On $10K Bail, Police Say

    Camera Pens Allegedly Hidden In PA Fitting Rooms By Delaware Man Free On $10K Bail, Police Say

    At least eight women, and one man, were secretly video-recorded inside two popular Pennsylvania store dressing rooms earlier this month, authorities said.Two tiny, hidden devices were recovered from the fitting rooms of stores at King of Prussia Mall in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, according to Upper Merion Township police.Initially, police said a 14-year-old girl found a tiny pen ...

  3. NJ Woman Plows Into First Responders Killing Firefighter At Scene Of I-76 DUI Crash

    NJ Woman Plows Into First Responders Killing Firefighter At Scene Of I-76 DUI Crash

    A South Jersey woman plowed her Jeep into three first responders at the scene of a DUI crash on Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania Saturday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring two others and a state trooper, authorities said.Troopers and firefighters were at the scene of a crash involving a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Nissan Altima in the right shoulder of the westbound side ...

  4. Carteret Fire: Relentless Blaze Collapses Apartment Building, 75 People Displaced

    Carteret Fire: Relentless Blaze Collapses Apartment Building, 75 People Displaced

    UPDATED: Firefighters were battling a major apartment building fire on Friday afternoon in Carteret, authorities said.Flames blew through the Bristol Station Court, bringing crews to the scene around 1:30 p.m.About 30 minutes later, the fire had been upgraded to a three-alarm blaze and there was an unconfirmed report of a "major roof collapse."As of 3:15 p.m., the structure had ...

  5. Carteret Fire: Relentless Blaze Collapses Apartment Building, 75 People Displaced

    Carteret Fire: Relentless Blaze Collapses Apartment Building, 75 People Displaced

    UPDATED: Firefighters were battling a major apartment building fire on Friday in Carteret, authorities said.Flames blew through the Bristol Station Court, bringing crews to the scene around 1:30 p.m.About 30 minutes later, the fire had been upgraded to a three-alarm blaze and there was an unconfirmed report of a "major roof collapse."As of 3:15 p.m., the structure had collapsed in ...

  6. NJ Man Threatened To Leak 'Compromising' Pics Of Girl Who Tried Ending Relationship, Police Say

    NJ Man Threatened To Leak 'Compromising' Pics Of Girl Who Tried Ending Relationship, Police Say

    A 23-year-old Newark man was arrested after threatening to release "compromising" photos of a girl who tried ending her relationship with him, authorities in Middlesex said.Robert Arroyo was charged with making terroristic threats, stalking, invasion of privacy and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, Middlesex Police Chief Matthew P. Geist said on Friday.Middlesex ...

  7. Jersey Shore Woman, 30, Pleads Guilty In Heartbreaking Animal Cruelty Case

    Jersey Shore Woman, 30, Pleads Guilty In Heartbreaking Animal Cruelty Case

    A 30-year-old woman from the Jersey Shore has admitted to abandoning three dogs on an animal cruelty charge, authorities said.Allissa DeStefano of Toms River pleaded guilty on Friday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. The dogs' abandonment allegedly resulted in their death, Billhimer said. Lacey Township police responded to a vacant residence on ...

  8. WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Player Takes Home Nearly $500K

    WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Player Takes Home Nearly $500K

    There is a New Jersey Lottery "half-millionaire," minus taxes, of course, on the Jersey Shore.One very lucky Jersey Cash 5 player in Middlesex County matched all five numbers in Thursday night's drawing.The payout? A wopping  $488,706.Thursday's winning numbers were: 08, 14, 16, 22, and 36 and the XTRA number was: 02. The equally lucky retailer will receive a bonus check for ...

  9. Long Island Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 21-Year-Old Woman

    Long Island Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 21-Year-Old Woman

    A 32-year-old suspect from Long Island has been arrested in connection with this week's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman in Newark, New Jersey, authorities said.Wesley Jean-Marie, of Valley Stream, has been charged in the shooting death of Leeana Cottle, age 21, of Newark, late Tuesday, July 21, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, ...

  10. Woman Killed In Newark Shooting Was Protecting Friend From Domestic Violence, Reports Say

    Woman Killed In Newark Shooting Was Protecting Friend From Domestic Violence, Reports Say

    A 21-year-old Newark woman was shot and killed while protecting her friend in an incident of domestic violence, news reports say.Wesley Jean-Marie, of Valley Stream, New York, has been charged in the shooting death of Leeana Cottle, 21, of Newark, late Tuesday, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara.Cottle ...

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