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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. Shots Fired Into Two Cars In Saddle Brook

    Shots Fired Into Two Cars In Saddle Brook

    SEE ANYTHING? Someone fired several shots into two vehicles in Saddle Brook early Saturday, said police who sought the public's help finding whomever was responsible.Residents on Hutter Street thought they’d heard fireworks when three holes were fired into one vehicle and two into another, Police Chief Robert Kugler said.The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification ...

  2. Boy, 1, Killed, Others Injured In NJ Turnpike Amazon Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Boy, 1, Killed, Others Injured In NJ Turnpike Amazon Tractor-Trailer Crash

    A 1-year-old boy was killed and a 3-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when an Amazon truck struck a Maryland family’s vehicle from behind late Friday on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury, authorities said.Young Messiah Gray and the other boy were passengers in a Toyota Camry driven by 24-year-old Kazara P. Leacock, who sustained injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, ...

  3. State: Paterson School Bus Company Hired Criminal, Sex Offender Drivers, Ran Unsafe Buses

    State: Paterson School Bus Company Hired Criminal, Sex Offender Drivers, Ran Unsafe Buses

    A Paterson-based school bus company owner from Wayne and his manager hired criminals as drivers – including a registered sex offender – and covered it up, state authorities charged.Shelim Khalique, the 51-year-old owner/operator of A-1 Elegant Tours on Paterson Street, and manager Henry Rhodes, 56, of Paterson, hired drivers without background checks or mandatory drug tests while ...

  4. Artist, Jeweler Sarko Ekhsigian Of Tenafly Passes

    Artist, Jeweler Sarko Ekhsigian Of Tenafly Passes

    Sarko Ekhsigian, our beloved father, passed away in on May 21. He was 86.Sarko was born pn Oct. 18, 1933 in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, one of four children born to Dikran and Satenig Ekhsigian. In 1959, when he was twenty-five, he emigrated to the United States with his mother and one sister. Landing in New York City, Sarko very quickly fell in love with its ...

  5. Several Motorcyclists Injured In NJ Turnpike Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Several Motorcyclists Injured In NJ Turnpike Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Several motorcyclists were involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer Friday night on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford, responders said.Five ambulances were initially requested following the crash at mile marker 115 on the turnpike's western spur shortly after 11:30 p.m.At least three motorcycles were involved, responders said.CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS

  6. Gas Instead Of Brake: Driver, 19, Plows Chevy Into Hackensack Gas Station Store

    Gas Instead Of Brake: Driver, 19, Plows Chevy Into Hackensack Gas Station Store

    A 19-year-old driver from Clifton told police he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake when his car slammed into the front of a gas station convenience store Friday in Hackensack.Jhamir Harrison said he was pulling into a parking space at the South River Street BP station’s store when he “inadvertently depressed the gas instead of his brake” and the 200 Chevy plowed into the ...

  7. New Trump Order Carries 'Long Prison Terms' For Defacing Monuments, NJ Top Fed Leads Task Force

    New Trump Order Carries 'Long Prison Terms' For Defacing Monuments, NJ Top Fed Leads Task Force

    In advance of the Fourth of July, President Trump on Friday signed an executive order that he said promises “long prison terms” for those who vandalize American monuments, memorials and statues.“I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues - and combating recent Criminal Violence,” Trump tweeted. “Long prison ...

  8. US Marshals Capture Third Ex-Con Wanted For Shooting Four People In Paterson

    US Marshals Capture Third Ex-Con Wanted For Shooting Four People In Paterson

    U.S. Marshals captured the last of three ex-cons accused of shooting four people in Paterson last month.Two co-defendants already were in custody when Paterson police and members of the U.S. Marshals Service's NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force nabbed city resident Elijah McQueen, 32, in Piscataway on Thursday, they said.Struck by gunfire on 10th Avenue near East 23rd Street shortly ...

  9. Prosecutor: Assistant Poses As Business Owner, Steals $1.4M From Bergen Company

    Prosecutor: Assistant Poses As Business Owner, Steals $1.4M From Bergen Company

    State troopers in New York captured a personal assistant wanted for stealing $1.4 million in tax reimbursement checks intended for a Bergen County company and cashing them by assuming the identity of a prominent business owner, authorities said.Detectives had obtained an arrest warrant after learning that Dong Chol Kim, 59, of Queens had intercepted the two checks from the mail and ...

  10. 50 Years Later: Saddle Brook Fire Chief Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice Remembered

    50 Years Later: Saddle Brook Fire Chief Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice Remembered

    TRIBUTE: Thoughts and prayers Friday were with the family of a Saddle Brook fire chief who died in the line of duty 50 years ago.It was shortly after midnight June 26, 1970 that a West Caldwell driver’s car veered off the Garden State Parkway and plunged 30 feet onto Saddle River Road, bursting into flames.Fire Chief William “Don” Wilson was two blocks from the scene of the crash when ...

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