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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. Fugitive Sought In Fatal South Jersey Shooting, Alleged Desecration, Prosecutor Says

    Fugitive Sought In Fatal South Jersey Shooting, Alleged Desecration, Prosecutor Says

    Authorities seek the public's help locating a 29-year-old fugitive wanted in the fatal shooting of a South Jersey man.Brandon Dennis of Southeast Boulevard in Vineland is wanted on numerous charges including murder, desecration, aggravated assault, terrorist threats and several weapons offenses, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.On Saturday, Millville police ...

  2. South Jersey Woman, 57, Killed After Driver Rolls Through Stop Sign, Report Says

    South Jersey Woman, 57, Killed After Driver Rolls Through Stop Sign, Report Says

    A South Jersey woman was killed in a two-car crash by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign, NJ Advance Media reports.The fatal crash occurred about 2 p.m. in South Harrison Township Saturday, killing Susan L. Derushi-McParlan, 57, of Newport, the outlet said.She was traveling westbound on Monroeville Road when her SUV collided with another SUV driving south on Commissioners ...

  3. Death Of Jersey Shore Woman Found In Woods Not Suspicious, Medical Examiner Says

    Death Of Jersey Shore Woman Found In Woods Not Suspicious, Medical Examiner Says

    The death of a woman whose body was found in a wooded section of Seaside Heights was not suspicious, authorities said.On June 4, Ocean Township police received a report of an unresponsive female in a wooded area of the Barnegat Branch Rail Trail near County Line Road in Waretown;On Monday, the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Megan Campana, 42, of ...

  4. 4 South Jersey Teenagers Arrested In Fatal Double Shooting

    4 South Jersey Teenagers Arrested In Fatal Double Shooting

    Four residents of Willingboro have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old man and the wounding of his father in a Walmart parking lot, authorities said.The shooting occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 7 outside the Walmart off Route 541 in Burlington Township, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety ...

  5. Drug Dealer Gets 35 Years State Prison In Fatal Overdose, Burlington County Prosecutor Says

    Drug Dealer Gets 35 Years State Prison In Fatal Overdose, Burlington County Prosecutor Says

    A 42-year-old man from South Jersey has been sentenced to 35 years in connection with a drug customer's overdose death, authorities said. Bryant Tayler of Pemberton Township was charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death for allegedly selling  fentanyl-laced heroin, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.Taylor must serve 85 percent of ...

  6. Power Outages Black Out Parts Of Central Jersey

    Power Outages Black Out Parts Of Central Jersey

    A power outage due to severe thunderstorms and high winds blacked out neighborhoods in Monmout, Middlesex and Mercer counties, authorities said.Hundreds of residents in Cedar Village and the Commons at Holmdel in Holmdel reported being without electricity after noon Tuesday, according to initial reports.A smaller power outage affecting dozens of electric customers was reported in Edison ...

  7. 54-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In Plainsboro

    54-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In Plainsboro

    A 54-year-old man from Middlesex County was fatally shot, authorities said. At 3:38 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to Briardale Court after a report of shots fired, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Plainsboro Police Chief Fred Tavener.Police found Sree Aravapalli, 54, of Plainsboro with multiple gunshot wounds, Ciccone and Tavener ...

  8. First Responders Called To Drowning On Jersey Shore

    First Responders Called To Drowning On Jersey Shore

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called on a report of a drowning in Ocean County, authorities said. The discovery of a body in Barnegat Bay was reported at about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday near Anchor Drive and Barnegat Avenue in Seaside Park. No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  9. Multiple Water Rescues In Central Jersey Due To Severe Flooding

    Multiple Water Rescues In Central Jersey Due To Severe Flooding

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were busy rescuing stranded motorists as flood waters rose, authorities said.In Dunellen, Middlesex County, there was a report of a water rescue that required mutual aid about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.Multiple water rescues also were reported in Monmouth County, reports said.Routes 35 and 36 in Keyport and Hazlet were closed to traffic due to flooding and ...

  10. Candidate's Uncle Charged With Stealing Campaign Sign In Central Jersey

    Candidate's Uncle Charged With Stealing Campaign Sign In Central Jersey

    A 71-year-old man from Middlesex County has been charged with the theft of a campaign sign, authorities said.The man's uncle is running for mayor of Edison Township on Tuesday. Rajendra Joshi of Edison was served with a complaint-summons and charged with one count of disorderly persons theft by unlawful taking, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda ...

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