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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.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. HERO: PIP Officer Saves Suspects From Burning SUV After Pursuit Ends In Crash Near NJ-NY Border

    HERO: PIP Officer Saves Suspects From Burning SUV After Pursuit Ends In Crash Near NJ-NY Border

    UPDATE: A Palisades Interstate Parkway police sergeant rescued two suspects from a burning SUV after it crashed into two other vehicles and overturned during a stolen-vehicle chase Thursday afternoon, authorities said.A group of suspects who'd become the subjects of a suspicious persons report fled the Englewood Cliffs Marina in a GMC Envoy shortly before 3 p.m., PIP Police Sgt. First ...

  2. Howell Township Officer Honored For Unique Approach To L.E.A.D. Instruction

    Howell Township Officer Honored For Unique Approach To L.E.A.D. Instruction

    Among its many challenges, COVID-19 required Howell Township Police Officer Jayme Higgins to refigure how to continue instructing 565 students in five schools in the L.E.A.D. "Too Good for Drugs" program.With no more in-person sessions, Higgins and his team brainstormed. Together with Officer Maureen McBride, Sgt. Paul Mazzeo and Jeanna Ribbon, Higgins came up with virtual ...

  3. 'GOING TO WAR': Armed-To-The-Teeth Trinitarios Gang Members Rounded Up In Paterson

    'GOING TO WAR': Armed-To-The-Teeth Trinitarios Gang Members Rounded Up In Paterson

    Fourteen Paterson drug dealers who defended their turf against rivals by heavily arming themselves with guns and large-capacity magazines were charged in a major sweep, state and local authorities announced Thursday.Five handguns were seized, including a “community gun” shared by members of the “400 Block” set of the Trinitarios, who authorities said dominated the heroin, cocaine and ...

  4. Route 46 Stop Yields 500 Oxy Pills, Hudson Driver Jailed

    Route 46 Stop Yields 500 Oxy Pills, Hudson Driver Jailed

    A Palisades Park police officer nabbed a driver from Jersey City with nearly 500 Oxycontin pills before dawn Thursday, authorities said.Officer Hochan Choi stopped a 2016 BMW X5 driven by Christopher Nunez, 27, for several motor vehicle violations on eastbound Route 46 around 2:30 a.m., Detective Sgt. Alex Monteleone said.Nunez, who has a criminal history, told the officer he thought ...

  5. Trucker Killed In Clifton Industrial Accident

    Trucker Killed In Clifton Industrial Accident

    A truck driver was killed when a load of pipe fell on him Thursday morning at an electrical construction company warehouse in Clifton, responders said.The mishap occurred at Thea Enterprises on Allwood Road shortly before 8 a.m., they said.Colleagues and responders conducted CPR after the out-of-state delivery driver was pulled out from under the load, which had fallen off a flatbed ...

  6. Three Guns, 980 Heroin Folds Seized, Trio Busted At Paterson Daylight Drug Market

    Three Guns, 980 Heroin Folds Seized, Trio Busted At Paterson Daylight Drug Market

    Paterson police seized 980 heroin folds and three guns while arresting three young men after crashing an open-air drug market.Narcotics Division detectives swept in following complaints from citizens about dealing outside the Park Avenue apartment building off East 22nd Street, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.In addition to the smack, they recovered three 9mm handguns -- ...

  7. BAIL REFORM: Glen Rock Car Containing $230,000 In Valuables Stolen, Repeat Offender Charged

    BAIL REFORM: Glen Rock Car Containing $230,000 In Valuables Stolen, Repeat Offender Charged

    It didn’t take long for Glen Rock police detective to identify a thief who swiped a car from a resident’s driveway that contained nearly $230,000 worth of valuables, authorities said.Despite a recent series of arrests for property crimes, New Jersey's 2017 bail reform law has kept Colin McCann, 39, of Glen Rock out of jail and on the street. These include charges that he stole two ...

  8. Getaway Driver In 7-County North Jersey Holdup Spree Heads To Federal Prison

    Getaway Driver In 7-County North Jersey Holdup Spree Heads To Federal Prison

    The wheelman in nearly two dozen gas station and convenience store armed robberies in North Jersey was sent to federal prison for at least nine years.Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark must serve just about all of the 110-month sentence handed down in U.S. District Court in Newark on Wednesday because there’s no parole in the federal prison system.Whager admitted late last year that he drove ...

  9. Paterson Mechanic Accused Of Running Child Porn Sharing Ring

    Paterson Mechanic Accused Of Running Child Porn Sharing Ring

    Authorities raided the home of a Paterson auto mechanic accused of operating a child porn trafficking ring.A judge on Tuesday ordered that Delbin Almando Noesi Gonzalez, 39, remain held in the Passaic County Jail pending further court action following his arrest last week.Members of Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force seized several ...

  10. Veteran Paramus Lawman Honored For Daring To Steer Schoolkids Away From Drugs

    Veteran Paramus Lawman Honored For Daring To Steer Schoolkids Away From Drugs

    Whenever children he's taught introduce him to their parents, Paramus Police Detective Lt. James Teehan knows he’s gotten through.It gives him “an immense amount of pride,” said Teehan, who was honored by Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and bullying.“I notice that students like to ...

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