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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. Jersey City Police Officer Admits Going To AC To Have Sex With Young Girls Found On Incest App

    Jersey City Police Officer Admits Going To AC To Have Sex With Young Girls Found On Incest App

    A disgraced Jersey City police officer admitted Thursday that he drove to Atlantic City expecting to have sex with two girls – one 8, the other 10 -- for $200.Stephen Wilson, 34, of Bayonne will be sentenced to eight years in state prison in exchange for his guilty plea before a Superior Court judge in Mays Landing on Thursday to attempted aggravated sexual assault, ...

  2. Police: Ridgewood Bicyclist Struck By Harrington Park Driver On Route 9W In Alpine

    Police: Ridgewood Bicyclist Struck By Harrington Park Driver On Route 9W In Alpine

    A bicyclist from Ridgewood was hospitalized after he was struck on Route 9W in Alpine by a car driven by a Harrington Park woman, authorities said.The 52-year-old bicyclist was headed north when the southbound driver, 22, turned her 2018 Volkswagen Jetta left at the entrance to the Palisades Interstate Parkway entrance shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Alpine Police Chief Christopher ...

  3. Pedestrian Struck, Killed Outside Paterson Religious Store

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed Outside Paterson Religious Store

    A 56-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed as she crossed the street in front of a Paterson religious goods store, authorities said.Susie Maluya was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center moments shortly after she was struck by a 2013 Honda in the middle of the block on Straight Street off Park Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday, they said.The 24-year-old Hackensack ...

  4. COLD CASE: Ex-Cons Charged With Robbing Ridgefield Park Man

    COLD CASE: Ex-Cons Charged With Robbing Ridgefield Park Man

    Two ex-cons were charged with pistol-whipping a Ridgefield Park during a robbery outside his home last year.Thomas Parker Sr., 47, was arrested Wednesday following a raid of of his East Harlem, NY, apartment, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Parker remained held in the city pending extradition to New Jersey, where he was expected to join Arrin Barber, 53, of Irvington in the ...

  5. Mahwah Man, 20, Struck, Killed On Route 17

    Mahwah Man, 20, Struck, Killed On Route 17

    A 20-year-old Mahwah man was struck and killed overnight Thursday on Route 17 in Ramsey, responders said.The victim apparently was struck first by a tractor-trailer near the median and then by a passenger vehicle outside the Wendy's on the northbound highway around 12:30 a.m., they said. What he was doing in the roadway wasn't immediately clear."I saw him walking in the left ...

  6. Three Caught, One Sought: Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Seize More Than 16,000 Heroin Folds

    Three Caught, One Sought: Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Seize More Than 16,000 Heroin Folds

    A manhunt was underway for a 20-year-old drug defendant from Paterson who nearly struck a Passaic County sheriff’s detective with his vehicle and then tossed bricks of heroin out the window as he fled before crashing in Hawthorne, authorities said.The wanted man, Jahmahli Carnegie, was one of three defendants who bought heroin for distribution from Kasheem Smith, 28, near his North 7th ...

  7. Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught, Police Say

    Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught, Police Say

    A nanny and an infant she was pushing in a stroller were struck Wednesday, Sept. 15 by a van driven by a FedEx worker from Rockland who fled the scene, authorities said.A police sergeant in neighboring Demarest, New Jersey stopped David Gutfeld, age 56, of Airmont a short time later, Haworth, New Jersey Police Chief Michael Gracey said.The child was OK, but the 55-year-old nanny had to ...

  8. Lyndhurst PD: Dirt Bike Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Speeding Out-Of-State Rider

    Lyndhurst PD: Dirt Bike Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Speeding Out-Of-State Rider

    An out-of-state dirt bike rider led Lyndhurst police on a chase around a borough block before he was taken into custody.Officer Michael Carrino was on Post Avenue approaching Riverside Avenue when he spotted the dirt bike speeding toward him Tuesday afternoon, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said.The bike had no visible registration and the rider, Omar Valentin 31, of Portage, MI, wasn’t ...

  9. SEE ANYTHING? Paterson Man, 60, Shot, Killed On City Street, Total Number Approaching Record

    SEE ANYTHING? Paterson Man, 60, Shot, Killed On City Street, Total Number Approaching Record

    A 60-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Silk City’s 22nd homicide this year, the 15th by gunfire.Responding officers found Hector Guzman critically wounded from a single gunshot in the street outside 250-252 Van Houten Street shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said.Guzman was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries ...

  10. MALL CARJACKING: Robber Takes SUV At Gunpoint, Garden State Plaza Victims Tell Paramus Police

    MALL CARJACKING: Robber Takes SUV At Gunpoint, Garden State Plaza Victims Tell Paramus Police

    Two Hudson County men were carjacked at gunpoint at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, said police who recovered their vehicle.The victims – both in their 30s from Jersey City – told responding officers that they’d exited the west side of the mall and found the robber sitting on a light post stanchion shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.When they got to ...

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