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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.

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  1. VIDEO: Medical Episode Causes Five-Vehicle Fair Lawn Chain-Reaction Crash, Two Hospitalized

    VIDEO: Medical Episode Causes Five-Vehicle Fair Lawn Chain-Reaction Crash, Two Hospitalized

    Two people were hospitalized in a chain-reaction Fair Lawn crash involving five vehicles, police said.It began when a 66-year-old Fair Lawn driver suffered a medical episode on Fair Lawn Avenue near Abbott Road shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.First, his 2019 Audi hit a traffic safety bollard and pedestrian crossing sign, Metzler said.Then the Audi rammed into ...

  2. Donate Directly To Restore Franklin Lakes Church Demolished By Arson Fire

    Donate Directly To Restore Franklin Lakes Church Demolished By Arson Fire

    Those who want to donate to the rebuilding of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Franklin Lakes can do so directly instead of responding to what could be bogus GoFundMe campaigns."Father John Job and the staff of Most Blessed Sacrament Church are very appreciative for the outpouring of support and prayers from not only our parishioners but also the community," a statement issued Thursday ...

  3. HERO: Hasbrouck Heights Police Sergeant Finds Missing Diabetic Woman In Englewood

    HERO: Hasbrouck Heights Police Sergeant Finds Missing Diabetic Woman In Englewood

    A Hasbrouck Heights woman who’d gone missing was slipping into a diabetic coma when a borough police sergeant played a hunch and found her in Englewood the next day.The 49-year-old woman’s husband reported her missing shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.She told him she was going to her doctor’s office in Paramus when he'd spoken to her earlier that day, Detective Lt. Michael Colaneri ...

  4. Got Photos, Video From Jersey City Shooting? The FBI Needs Them

    Got Photos, Video From Jersey City Shooting? The FBI Needs Them

    The FBI has created a virtual depository for photos and videos that can help in the investigation of Tuesday’s gun battle in Jersey City.“We live in a technological era where people capture information without even realizing it,” said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie.“We have long said that members of the public – who say something when they see something – are a force ...

  5. Englewood Collision Sends Both Drivers To Hospital

    Englewood Collision Sends Both Drivers To Hospital

    A sedan collided with a Jeep on a busy Englewood street, sending both drivers to the hospital and jamming the area's early Thursday commute.A 2014 Acura ILX driven by a 25-year-old city woman was headed west on East Palisade Avenue when it collided with a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 17-year-old Franklin Lakes girl headed in the opposite direction at the corner of North Woodland ...

  6. 'No One Fights Alone': Loved Ones, Friends Rally As Fearless NJ Performer's Cancer Returns

    'No One Fights Alone': Loved Ones, Friends Rally As Fearless NJ Performer's Cancer Returns

    Multi-talented entertainer Olivia Hutcherson of Ridgefield was still basking in the glow of a Manhattan book release party when she got the news that the breast cancer she’d fought off four years ago had not only returned.It’s Stage 4.Days after the launch of “The Show Must Go On,” a collection of Hutcherson’s poems, her lead oncologist told her that the returning cancer had ...

  7. Pedestrian, 60, Struck, Killed Near 'Spaghetti Bowl' In Wayne

    Pedestrian, 60, Struck, Killed Near 'Spaghetti Bowl' In Wayne

    A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday night near the Wayne “spaghetti bowl,” authorities confirmed.John Baranski, 60, of Endicott, NY was struck by a 1998 Honda Passport in front of the Ramada Inn on eastbound Route 46 -- near the interchange with Routes 80 and 23 -- shortly before 10 p.m., they said.He died a little over a half-hour later, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. ...

  8. Oradell Drivers Involved In New Milford Rollover

    Oradell Drivers Involved In New Milford Rollover

    Two male drivers from Oradell – one 81, the other 75 – were involved in a rollover crash Wednesday night in New Milford.Borough firefighters had to extricate the older driver after their two wagons collided at the intersection of Main Street and Eagle Avenue just after 8:30 p.m., Detective Lt. Kevin Van Saders said.He was taken with minor injuries to Holy Name Hospital and Medical ...

  9. Fleeing Driver Nearly Hits Police In Mad Chase Through Holland Tunnel From NYC To NJ And Back

    Fleeing Driver Nearly Hits Police In Mad Chase Through Holland Tunnel From NYC To NJ And Back

    A fleeing driver put police and civilians in danger when he sped through the Holland Tunnel from Manhattan to Jersey City and back again, nearly mowing down several officers who had to break the front windows to get at him, authorities said Wednesday.At different points during the pursuit, the driver moved forward and in reverse, trying to maneuver his way past other vehicles in traffic ...

  10. Prosecutor: Fort Lee IT Worker Had More Than 1,200 Child Porn Files, Shared Hundreds

    Prosecutor: Fort Lee IT Worker Had More Than 1,200 Child Porn Files, Shared Hundreds

    An IT worker from Fort Lee was caught trafficking large amounts of child porn, authorities said.Jordan Jones, 47, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack following his arrest during a raid the day before.Jones, who is married and lives in a Center Avenue garden apartment complex directly across ...

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