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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. VIDEOS: Hoboken-To-Port-Jervis Commuter Train Plows Through Stalled Tractor-Trailer In Rockland

    VIDEOS: Hoboken-To-Port-Jervis Commuter Train Plows Through Stalled Tractor-Trailer In Rockland

    UPDATE: NJ Transit said it expected service to Port Jervis to continue as normal during Wednesday’s morning rush after a commuter train from Hoboken plowed through a stalled tractor-trailer Tuesday night in Rockland County.Witness Chris Schucht, of Tuxedo, captured video of the train hitting the trailer on Route 17 --- also known as Orange Turnpike – in Sloatsburg.The video ...

  2. HEROES: Port Authority Police Revive Newark Airport Heart Attack Victim Who Fell Down Escalator

    HEROES: Port Authority Police Revive Newark Airport Heart Attack Victim Who Fell Down Escalator

    A team of Port Authority police officers revived a Newark Airport traveler who coded six times after suffering a heart attack and falling down an escalator on Tuesday.The 51-year-old Michigan man fell backwards down the escalator and hit his head, Port Authority spokeswoman Lenis Rodrigues said.A family standing behind him called for help, thinking the victim had fainted, Rodrigues ...

  3. Respected River Vale Veteran Detectives Promoted

    Respected River Vale Veteran Detectives Promoted

    River Vale Police Detective Lt. Peter Martin and Detective Sgt. Jared Arcidiacono were sworn to their new positions with family members, fellow officers and friends attending.Martin is the department’s domestic violence liaison officer, senior firearms instructor and property and evidence control officer. He’s been extensively trained in criminal investigations, domestic violence and ...

  4. Fair Lawn PD: Pot Dealer, 17, Busted In Raid With Nearly Pound Of Weed, $20,000 Cash

    Fair Lawn PD: Pot Dealer, 17, Busted In Raid With Nearly Pound Of Weed, $20,000 Cash

    A 17-year-old Fair Lawn pot dealer had three-quarters of a pound of weed and nearly $20,000 hidden throughout his home when police raided it, authorities said.The cash was found “hidden in a coffee maker and in envelopes that were hidden in coat pockets that were stored in closets throughout the residence” during last week’s Jerome Place raid, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.Police also seized ...

  5. Paterson Man, 64, Convicted In Pedestrian Hit-Run Death

    Paterson Man, 64, Convicted In Pedestrian Hit-Run Death

    Jurors in Paterson convicted a city man in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian a little over two years ago.A Superior Court judge scheduled a Feb. 28 sentencing for Jesus Herrera, 64, to consecutive terms for last week's convictions for knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal crash and endangering an injured victim, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said Tuesday.Herrera was ...

  6. NJ: Bergenfield Housing Complex Manager Broke Civil Rights Law Rejecting Apartment Applicant

    NJ: Bergenfield Housing Complex Manager Broke Civil Rights Law Rejecting Apartment Applicant

    The manager of a Bergenfield housing complex rejected a potential tenant who planned to pay rent with federal Section 8 housing assistance, violating New Jersey's civil rights law, state authorities charged.Tower Management Service – manager of the Ivy Lane Apartments in Bergenfield – “wrongfully rejected the would-be tenant for not meeting a minimum income requirement” by recognizing ...

  7. Pompton Lakes Pedestrian, 57, Struck, Hospitalized

    Pompton Lakes Pedestrian, 57, Struck, Hospitalized

    A 57-year-old Pompton Lakes resident remained in stable condition Tuesday after being struck while crossing a local street the night before, authorities said.Mark Schwartz was crossing Wanaque Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a Subaru Outback driven by a 62-year-old borough man, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Pompton Lakes Police Chief Derek Clark said in a ...

  8. Authorities: Hackensack Massage Parlor Raided, 2 Charged After Detective Offered ‘Healing Hand'

    Authorities: Hackensack Massage Parlor Raided, 2 Charged After Detective Offered ‘Healing Hand'

    A Hackensack massage parlor was closed down and two employees from Queens arrested after a police detective was propositioned, authorities said Tuesday.Acting on an anonymous complaint, a detective entered the Healing Hand Spa on Main Street around noon Friday, posing as a customer.The hostess, Shen Qin, 50, of Flushing, took the detective to the masseuse, Huaihui Li, 41, of Bayside, ...

  9. Bergen Sheriff Welcomes New Officers, Honors Group Who Saved OD'ing Driver's Life

    Bergen Sheriff Welcomes New Officers, Honors Group Who Saved OD'ing Driver's Life

    Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton swore in nine fresh hires and five governmental transfers as officers during a ceremony in Hackensack. The sheriff also presented life-saving awards to a group of officers who saved the life of an overdosing driver on Route 80.Officer Niamh McGuinness spotted the driver having a possible medical episode and notified Officers Joseph LaBarbera, ...

  10. Middlesex Girl, 6, Saves Firefighting Dad, Family In Overnight House Blaze

    Middlesex Girl, 6, Saves Firefighting Dad, Family In Overnight House Blaze

    LITTLE HERO: A Middlesex County firefighter, his wife and their two kids may have lost many of their belongings in a destructive weekend fire, but they have their 6-year-old daughter to thank for getting out safely.The blare of a smoke detector woke Madalyn Karlbon, who saw smoke and immediately ran to wake her dad, former Fire Chief Jimmy Karlbon, shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.A blaze ...

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