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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. OUT OF GAS: Driver Leaves Stolen Jag, Lights Off, In Middle Of Palisades Interstate Parkway

    OUT OF GAS: Driver Leaves Stolen Jag, Lights Off, In Middle Of Palisades Interstate Parkway

    A driver who police said was under the influence of drugs and alcohol was captured after he left a stolen Jaguar in the fast lane of the Palisades Interstate Parkway at night with its lights off when it ran out of gas.A PIP officer found the vehicle in the northbound lane in Alpine around 9:30 p.m. Monday – about the same time that several other drivers called to report seeing a man ...

  2. SUV Full Of Corn Snacks Slams Into Tree, Rolls In Ridgewood

    SUV Full Of Corn Snacks Slams Into Tree, Rolls In Ridgewood

    A driver carrying an SUV full of corn snacks escaped a rollover crash in Ridgewood without serious injury Tuesday night.The driver was alone when his Subaru slammed into a tree and rolled just off the corner of Linwood Avenue and North Walnut Street near Graydon Park shortly after 9:30 p.m.Several bags of Love Corn snacks carried in dozens of boxes spilled out the back.Village police, ...

  3. FBI Raids Ridgewood Home Of Former Upper East Side Art Gallery Owner

    FBI Raids Ridgewood Home Of Former Upper East Side Art Gallery Owner

    FBI agents carted off boxes and bags of apparent evidence during a raid Tuesday on the Ridgewood home of a former Manhattan art gallery owner, witnesses said.Frederick Street was lined with vans and other federal vehicles as agents sorted items collected from the home of Selim and Aysel Dere in the driveway and attached garage.The couple's son, Erdal Dere, 50, of New York City, and ...

  4. Jersey Shore Therapist Admits Hiring Hitman To Bash In Ex-BF's Face, Make Him 'Not So Cute'

    Jersey Shore Therapist Admits Hiring Hitman To Bash In Ex-BF's Face, Make Him 'Not So Cute'

    An Atlantic County therapist admitted in federal court Tuesday that she paid someone she thought was a hit man $4,000 to assault her ex-boyfriend.“He needs his pretty little face bashed in, that’s what I really want,” Diane Sylvia, 60, of Somers Point, told a former mobster who was a patient of hers, the FBI said.The onetime wiseguy went straight to the FBI instead.He introduced Sylvia ...

  5. Speeding Driver Captured After Ramming Civilian Vehicle, Palisades Interstate Parkway PD Car

    Speeding Driver Captured After Ramming Civilian Vehicle, Palisades Interstate Parkway PD Car

    A speeding Brooklyn driver under the influence of drugs and alcohol knocked another car onto a median on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, then rammed his sedan into a pursuing police vehicle on Route 9W Alpine Monday night, authorities said.Richard Simpson, 24, was driving a Hyundai with Delaware license plates that blew by a PIP officer on the northbound parkway shortly after 9 p.m., ...

  6. Nutley Driver Rams Clifton Police Cruiser During Chase From Route 3 Into Newark

    Nutley Driver Rams Clifton Police Cruiser During Chase From Route 3 Into Newark

    A Nutley driver intentionally rammed a Clifton police car in Newark, ending a high-speed chase that began after he was originally stopped on Route 3, authorities said.An officer stopped a Honda Accord driven by Joshua Ortiz, 26, on the eastbound highway shortly after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Detective Sgt. Robert Anderson said.Ortiz was asked to exit the vehicle after rolling down his ...

  7. Teaneck PD: Ex-Con Who Hit Woman, Fired Gun In Home Captured In Hackensack

    Teaneck PD: Ex-Con Who Hit Woman, Fired Gun In Home Captured In Hackensack

    A Hackensack ex-con punched a woman before firing eight shots with a handgun during a domestic violence dispute at a Teaneck home, sending a 12-year-old boy fleeing for safety, authorities said.No one was struck by any of the rounds fired by Frederick D. Mitchell III, 44, who fled after the shooting, Police Glenn M. O’Reilly said.Detectives captured Mitchell without incident as he left ...

  8. Police: Lyndhurst Tenant Whose Rifle Discharged Into Neighbor’s Home Had 13 Illegal Guns, Mags

    Police: Lyndhurst Tenant Whose Rifle Discharged Into Neighbor’s Home Had 13 Illegal Guns, Mags

    A Lyndhurst man who told police he was cleaning his rifle when it accidentally fired a bullet through his door into another apartment had more than a dozen illegal weapons, as well as high-capacity magazines, authorities said.A family of three who live across the hall from Sean F. Sena, 26, at the Union apartment complex were home when the gun went off Sunday night, but no one was ...

  9. Largest US Dark Web Sweep Ever: 179 Busted, Half-Ton Drugs, $6.5M Seized In Operation DisrupTor

    Largest US Dark Web Sweep Ever: 179 Busted, Half-Ton Drugs, $6.5M Seized In Operation DisrupTor

    Authorities seized more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currency, as well as more than half a ton of drugs, in the largest dark web bust ever in the U.S., the Justice Department announced Tuesday.A total of 179 buyers and sellers were charged worldwide by law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe as part of Operation DisrupTor, named for the heavily-encrypted ...

  10. Prosecutor: Dealer Caught With 2½ Pounds Of Cocaine In Leonia Traffic Stop

    Prosecutor: Dealer Caught With 2½ Pounds Of Cocaine In Leonia Traffic Stop

    Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives seized 2½ pounds of cocaine while busting an accused dealer from the Bronx during a traffic stop on Route 95 in Leonia, authorities said.Alexander Garces Brioso, 39, was “identified as a distributor of large quantities of narcotics within the New York City/North Jersey metropolitan area,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Brioso, who works ...

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