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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. Hackensack Stabbing Victim Critical

    Hackensack Stabbing Victim Critical

    A victim was critically injured in a stabbing Sunday night in Hackensack, responders said.The victim was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center in traumatic arrest after being stabbed at the former Eldorado apartment building in the 200 block of Anderson Street around 10 p.m., they said.Initial reports were that a male and female involved in the incident both fled in a vehicle, ...

  2. Jersey Shore Bomber Gets 3rd Life Sentence For Trying To Kill Linden Officers Who Caught Him

    Jersey Shore Bomber Gets 3rd Life Sentence For Trying To Kill Linden Officers Who Caught Him

    A wannabe terrorist from Elizabeth who’s already serving double-life in federal prison received yet another lifetime sentence for trying to kill five Linden police officers who captured him after he detonated bombs at the Jersey Shore and in New York City in 2016.Superior Court jurors in Elizabeth last October convicted Ahmad K. Rahami, 31, of five counts of attempted murder -- one for ...

  3. Body Of Bergen Pizzeria Employee Who Went Missing Found In Rockland

    Body Of Bergen Pizzeria Employee Who Went Missing Found In Rockland

    A massive search on Sunday turned up the body of a Bergen County pizzeria employee in Rockland County, more than a month after he'd gone missing.The body of Wilson Atz-Roldan was found in the water at the foot of Lake Antrim off Route 202 (Wayne Avenue), Suffern police said.More than 80 volunteers from search and rescue organizations from across New York and New Jersey joined police and ...

  4. Fair Lawn Exterior House Fire Doused

    Fair Lawn Exterior House Fire Doused

    Fair Lawn firefighters quickly doused an exterior house fire Sunday afternoon.A garage at the Terhune Place home sustained minor injuries.Fair Lawn police, EMS and Heavy Rescue joined firefighters at the scene.The cause wasn't immediately determined.

  5. Passaic Sheriff: Warrant Detectives Seize Paterson Pair With 500 Heroin Folds, Five Bags Of Pot

    Passaic Sheriff: Warrant Detectives Seize Paterson Pair With 500 Heroin Folds, Five Bags Of Pot

    Passaic County sheriff's detectives in an unmarked car nabbed two Paterson men with 500 heroin folds during a traffic stop, authorities said.The Fugitive Warrant Squad detectives pulled a van over for running a stop sign in the area of Straight Street and Godwin Avenue around 6 p.m. Friday, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said.As they approached, they noticed passenger Jihad King, 28, ...

  6. WATCH: Sheriff's Program Provides Freedom To Bergen Police, Navy Vet Who Suffered Stroke

    WATCH: Sheriff's Program Provides Freedom To Bergen Police, Navy Vet Who Suffered Stroke

    Sometimes you don’t have to move heaven – just a little bit of earth -- to help someone in need.Retired Washington Township Police Capt. Joe Sacchi spent most of his adult life serving others while on the local force and in the U.S. Navy. So it was with immense respect and pride that a team of law enforcement officers united with a group of inmates to assist Sacchi, 81, who suffered a ...

  7. Bergen, Hudson Bail Reform Car Burglar Arrested Yet Again -- 500 Feet From Edgewater Police HQ

    Bergen, Hudson Bail Reform Car Burglar Arrested Yet Again -- 500 Feet From Edgewater Police HQ

    Police have nearly lost count of the number of times serial car burglar Isaiah Jones has been released only to strike again in community after community in Bergen and Hudson counties.It happened again Friday night when Edgewater police said they caught Jones entering unlocked vehicles in the parking lot of a River Road shopping center barely 500 feet from their headquarters.The ...

  8. HEROES: Man Falls Through Ice At Monksville Reservoir, Officers Jump In To Get Him

    HEROES: Man Falls Through Ice At Monksville Reservoir, Officers Jump In To Get Him

    UPDATE: A man who fell into the Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood while apparently ice fishing Friday afternoon was taken to an area hospital along with two police officers who went in to get him, responders said.All three were taken by ambulance to Chilton Hospital in Pequannock, responders said. Their conditions couldn't immediately be determined – although responders said a pulse had ...

  9. Englewood Cliffs Driver, 75, Charged In Palisades Park Hit-Run That Injured North Bergen Woman

    Englewood Cliffs Driver, 75, Charged In Palisades Park Hit-Run That Injured North Bergen Woman

    UPDATE: Palisades Park police tracked down an SUV driver who they said took off after hitting a 19-year-old North Bergen woman at a notorious intersection.The 75-year-old female Englewood Cliffs motorist received traffic summonses for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and failing to yield to a pedestrian after officers “checked different combinations of the license plate ...

  10. Unemployed Man Charged With 6,000 Child Porn Files At Dumont Home, Bergenfield Hangout

    Unemployed Man Charged With 6,000 Child Porn Files At Dumont Home, Bergenfield Hangout

    An unemployed Dumont man shared nearly 1,000 of 6,000 or so child pornography files that detectives seized Friday from his home and at a hangout in Bergenfield, authorities said Friday.Timothy G. Schilling, 34, was being held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on possession and distribution of child pornography ...

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