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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. Authorities: Thief In Stolen Car Pursuit Rams Fort Lee Police Cruiser On GWB

    Authorities: Thief In Stolen Car Pursuit Rams Fort Lee Police Cruiser On GWB

    A driver being chased by police rammed a Fort Lee patrol cruiser with a stolen car on the George Washington Bridge shortly before dawn Thursday, authorities said.Palisades Interstate Parkway police pulled back after pursuing the silver Hyundai Elantra to the bridge around 6:30 a.m.The driver – identified as Reggie Joseph, 33, of Manhattan – got stuck in traffic on the New York-bound ...

  2. Couple Carjacked At Knifepoint In Palisades Park

    Couple Carjacked At Knifepoint In Palisades Park

    Authorities were searching for a carjacker who took a BMW at knifepoint in Palisades Park late Wednesday.A couple in their 20s were accosted on Glen Avenue near Route 46 shortly before midnight, responders said.Detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella's Major Crimes Unit were working with borough police to find the assailant, who faces first-degree charges.Anyone who might ...

  3. Bicyclist Hit In Fort Lee By Paterson Adult Daycare Van

    Bicyclist Hit In Fort Lee By Paterson Adult Daycare Van

    A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by an adult daycare center van in Fort Lee, authorities said.The 36-year-old Bronx man was struck at the intersection of Main Street and Fletcher Avenue around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday by a 2019 Ford Transit driven by a 58-year-old Ridgefield man, they said.He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with head and facial injuries, ...

  4. Authorities: Ex-Con Allendale Burglar Who Fought Police Freed, Breaks Into Another House

    Authorities: Ex-Con Allendale Burglar Who Fought Police Freed, Breaks Into Another House

    An ex-con from Allendale who fought furiously with police as they tried to arrest him for burglary three days after he was released from prison was ordered freed by a judge from the Bergen County Jail -- and immediately hit another local home, authorities said.Justinian Rocco -- released Tuesday under New Jersey's bail reform law after spending four days in the county lockup -- was back ...

  5. Paterson Man Captured After Wild Stolen Car Chase Charged In Ridgewood Crime Spree

    Paterson Man Captured After Wild Stolen Car Chase Charged In Ridgewood Crime Spree

    A Paterson man captured in Paramus after a wild stolen car chase that went through several Bergen County towns was responsible for a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries, as well as home break-ins in Ridgewood, authorities said.John Chavan Johnson, 32, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail following his arrest two days earlier.He’s charged with five counts of burglary, ...

  6. Investigators Probe Crash Involving Disgraced Former Elmwood Park Mayor, Police Car

    Investigators Probe Crash Involving Disgraced Former Elmwood Park Mayor, Police Car

    The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a weekend crash involving former Elmwood Park Mayor Frank Caramagna and a borough police vehicle, Daily Voice has learned.Investigators were examining the contention that Caramagna, who resigned after being arrested on voter fraud charges earlier this year, made an illegal U-turn on Market Street, causing Sunday’s accident, ...

  7. Teaneck Laborer Charged With Sexual Assault

    Teaneck Laborer Charged With Sexual Assault

    A Teaneck laborer was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in town two years ago.Rodrigo Villagomez, 61, spent five days in the Bergen County Jail before being released Monday following a detention hearing in Hackensack.He's charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact.

  8. NJ Referee Suspended Two Seasons For Forcing Wrestler, 16, To Cut Hair Before Match

    NJ Referee Suspended Two Seasons For Forcing Wrestler, 16, To Cut Hair Before Match

    A New Jersey referee who forced a high school wrestler to cut his hair before a match was suspended for the next two seasons, authorities announced Wednesday.Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, who announced the decision in tandem with the state Division on Civil Rights, also mandated anti-bias training for officials and staff involved in high athletics across the state.At the same time, ...

  9. Bookkeeper From Paterson Charged With Embezzling $100,000 From Bergen Food Distributor

    Bookkeeper From Paterson Charged With Embezzling $100,000 From Bergen Food Distributor

    A bookkeeper from Paterson embezzled $100,000 from a Bergen County food distributor that she worked for, authorities charged.Stefany Carolina Urias “took customer payments via checks and money orders without her employer’s authorization,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.She then “altered and deposited” checks and money orders made payable to the wholesale food distribution ...

  10. Authorities: Car Thieves, Burglars Continue To Prowl North Jersey, Hawthorne PD Nabs Two

    Authorities: Car Thieves, Burglars Continue To Prowl North Jersey, Hawthorne PD Nabs Two

    A caller led Hawthorne police to two teens who they said were seen on surveillance video rifling through vehicles while the owners slept.Officers found Devin Paredes of Prospect Park and Jazyre Kearney of Paterson, both 18, in the area of Goffle Road and Macfarlan Avenue, Detective Sgt. Matthew Hoogmoed said.Both said they didn’t have identification “and were just headed home from a ...

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