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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. Atlantic City Police Seek Public's Help Locating Driver Who Allegedly Struck Teenage Bicyclist

    Atlantic City Police Seek Public's Help Locating Driver Who Allegedly Struck Teenage Bicyclist

    Police in South Jersey seek the public's help finding an SUV that struck a boy on a bicycle before fleeing, authorities said. Atlantic City patrol officers responded to Richmond and Atlantic avenues on Monday evening on a report that a boy on a bicycle was hit by a vehicle. The 16-year-old escaped serious injuries but his bike was damaged, according to Lt. Kevin Fair. The ...

  2. Vehicle Slams Utility Pole On Jersey Shore, Driver Flees, Authorities Say

    Vehicle Slams Utility Pole On Jersey Shore, Driver Flees, Authorities Say

    A vehicle struck a utility pole, toppling live power lines during rush-hour in Ocean County, authorities said.Then he fled, initial reports said.The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on South Stump Tavern Road in Jackson Township, reports said.An initial unconfirmed report said that the driver fled his smashed-up vehicle before fleeing on foot.This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR ...

  3. Motorist Trapped After Central Jersey Crash

    Motorist Trapped After Central Jersey Crash

    Firefighters freed a motorist from a smashed-up vehicle during rush-hour in Middlesex County, authorities said.The serious crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m.at Woodbridge Avenue and Gurley Road in Edison, reports said.One person was being treated by EMS paramedics after being extricated from the car by area firefighters, according to an initial report.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. Car Flips In South Jersey, 2 People Airlifted To Hospital

    Car Flips In South Jersey, 2 People Airlifted To Hospital

    A car flipped over onto its roof, trapping two people in South Jersey, authorities said.The crash was reported Tuesday afternoon at South Church Street and Gaither Driver in Mount Laurel Township, reports said.Two people were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters and EMS crews, initial reports said. Police closed Church Street and a medevac helicopter was en route.This ...

  5. HEROES: Detectives Catch Fleeing Fugitive, Then Save His Life, Atlantic County Sheriff Says

    HEROES: Detectives Catch Fleeing Fugitive, Then Save His Life, Atlantic County Sheriff Says

    Three sheriff's officers from Atlantic County are credited with saving a wanted fugitive's life after he began overdosing, authorities said. Sheriff’s Detectives Mark Allen, Dalton Rodriguez and Jordan Corona arrested a wanted fugitive in the Town of Hammonton after a brief foot pursuit,  according to Sheriff Eric Sheffler.The fugitive, who was not identified, was taken into ...

  6. Trenton First Responders Called To Report Of Body Found In Water

    Trenton First Responders Called To Report Of Body Found In Water

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews in Mercer County were called on a report of "a body in the water," authorities said. A 9-1-1 call reporting the emergency, along the Delaware River near Thunder Road in Trenton, came in shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, initial reports said. No other details were immediately available. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  7. 2 Reported Seriously Hurt In South Jersey House Fire

    2 Reported Seriously Hurt In South Jersey House Fire

    At least two people were reported seriously injured as firefighters fought a blaze in South Jersey, authorities said.A house fire at 507 E. Main St. in Wrightstown was reported early Tuesday afternoon.One victim of the serious fire suffered burns, initial reports said. The person was taken to the hospital. No details about the extent of injuries were immediately available. A short ...

  8. 2nd Suspect Surrenders In South Jersey Double Fatal Shooting, Burlington Prosecutor Says

    2nd Suspect Surrenders In South Jersey Double Fatal Shooting, Burlington Prosecutor Says

    A 34-year-old fugitive from Burlington County has become the second person charged in connection with a fatal double shooting, authorities said.Two people were shot dead during a birthday party in January, according to  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess.David Armstrong, of Beaverdale Lane, was charged with two ...

  9. Philly Man Wanted In Fatal Stabbing At AC Hard Rock Hotel Turns Himself In, Prosecutor Says

    Philly Man Wanted In Fatal Stabbing At AC Hard Rock Hotel Turns Himself In, Prosecutor Says

    A 59-year-old man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his Philadelphia girlfriend has surrendered,  authorities said. Frankie E. Lane, also of Philadelphia, was wanted on murder and weapons charges in the fatal stabbing of 57-year-old Sharon Whaley, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.Lane turned himself in to detectives without incident on ...

  10. Popular BBQ Trailer Stolen In South Jersey, Owner Says

    Popular BBQ Trailer Stolen In South Jersey, Owner Says

    Police in Gloucester County are investigating the theft of a portable trailer used to smoke food, authorities said.The owner of Fat Jack's BBQ in Williamstown said the "smoker," valued at $30,000 reportedly was stolen overnight on Sunday, according to this Facebook post. "Smoking meats is the lifeline of our business," the post says. "This is the second time it has been stolen in 5 ...

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