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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. Fort Lee PD: Shots Fired Report Unfounded

    Fort Lee PD: Shots Fired Report Unfounded

    A report of possible shots fired Friday night at the Fort Lee recreation center was unfounded, authorities said.The report from the 8th Street recreation center came in just before 9:30 p.m., police said.“After an on-scene investigation, it was determined that no shots were fired, nor were there any weapons located in the area and no reported injured parties,” Lt. Sean Peppard said. ...

  2. Three Teens Nabbed In Paramus After Another Pre-Dawn Police Chase, Glen Rock Officer Injured

    Three Teens Nabbed In Paramus After Another Pre-Dawn Police Chase, Glen Rock Officer Injured

    Another stolen vehicle, another wild pre-dawn police chase in Bergen County occurred before overnight Saturday – only this time an officer was injured.And once again, out-of-town teenagers were responsible, police said.Detective Sgt. James Calaski was working a detail aimed at catching car thieves when he spotted a vehicle with a burned-out tail light and a passenger wearing a ski mask ...

  3. Driver, 78, Slams Sedan Into Route 17 Mercedes Dealership, Closes Showroom

    Driver, 78, Slams Sedan Into Route 17 Mercedes Dealership, Closes Showroom

    A 78-year-old Maywood woman escaped serious injuries when her Mercedes slammed into a Route 17 dealership in Paramus, although the showroom had to temporarily close for repairs.Fears were raised when an aluminum support beam buckled and a window panel 40 to 50 feet up the side of the Prestige Motors building on southbound Route 17 shattered, said Kenneth Ehrenberg, the Paramus police ...

  4. Bergenfield Police Crack Overnight Vehicle Burglary Spree, Bust Gang Of Four

    Bergenfield Police Crack Overnight Vehicle Burglary Spree, Bust Gang Of Four

    It was during the overnight hours in late July that nearly a dozen Bergenfield residents had items removed from their unlocked vehicles -- phone chargers, sunglasses, battery packs, wallets and credit cards, among them – in almost no time.Borough detectives investigated, and on Friday announced that they’d collared four suspects.Charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and ...

  5. Saddle Brook Man, 76, Severely Burned

    Saddle Brook Man, 76, Severely Burned

    A 76-year-old Saddle Brook man smoking a cigarette on his front porch Friday afternoon was severely burned after his flannel pants ignited, poilce said.“He didn’t realize what happened until it was too late,” Police Chief Robert Kugler told Daily Voice.AirMed One flew the Wilson Street victim to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after he inadvertently dropped the cigarette in ...

  6. North Bergen Offender Who Sexually Assaulted NYC Child Does It Again In Bergen, Authorities Say

    North Bergen Offender Who Sexually Assaulted NYC Child Does It Again In Bergen, Authorities Say

    Having just completed 10 years of probation, a registered sex offender living in North Bergen who lost his job teaching music for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in Queens did it again – this time with a 13-year-old in Bergen County, authorities said.Amos Duque, 35, remained held Friday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with several counts of sexual assault, criminal sexual ...

  7. Hillsdale Fire Chief Hits Deer, Tumbles Down Cliff Riding Motorcycle In Rockland

    Hillsdale Fire Chief Hits Deer, Tumbles Down Cliff Riding Motorcycle In Rockland

    Hillsdale's fire chief survived a motorcycle crash with only a busted ankle after hitting a deer and tumbling down a cliff at Harriman State Park.Chief Tom Kelley was scheduled for ankle surgery on Saturday. Otherwise, he said, he's fine.Kelley, 49, was wearing all the necessary protective gear -- including high boots, gloves and a sturdy helmet -- which he said made the difference ...

  8. Motorcyclist, 52, Killed Hitting Deer On Route 80

    Motorcyclist, 52, Killed Hitting Deer On Route 80

    A 52-year-old Pequannock man was killed when his motorcycle struck a deer on westbound Route 80 near the spaghetti bowl in Wayne.Joseph Yurga was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, where he succumbed to his injuries after his 1996 Harley Davidson crashed shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the Route 23 intersection, authorities said.No other vehicles ...

  9. Paterson Man, 46, Struck, Killed By Bus

    Paterson Man, 46, Struck, Killed By Bus

    A 46-year-old Paterson man was struck and killed by a commuter bus in the city on Thursday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Main and Mary streets shortly before 2 p.m.The bus was part of Route No. 72, which runs between Newark and Paterson, officials said.There were no summonses immediately issued to the driver of the #72 NJ Transit bus, which runs between ...

  10. PHOTOS: Blaze Consumes Ridgewood Garage

    PHOTOS: Blaze Consumes Ridgewood Garage

    Ridgewood firefighters doused a fully-involved detached garage blaze Thursday night.The village's finest kept the Claremont Road fire from spreading, although it destroyed the 20-by-30-foot garage.Ridgewood police, EMS and Emergency Services also responded.No injuries were reported.Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this story.Moments after the blaze broke out.At the ...

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