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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. Hackensack Police Seize Youngsters, Including 12-Year-Old, In Mini Market Cash, Cigars Burglary

    Hackensack Police Seize Youngsters, Including 12-Year-Old, In Mini Market Cash, Cigars Burglary

    Hackensack police chased down and seized three juveniles – ages 12, 15 and 17 – who they said smashed their way into a mini market and stole money and cigars.Police had identified the trio as taking $200 in change from a jar on the counter and $100 worth of cigars from Miss T's Two on 1st Street before dawn Monday, Detective Capt. Darrin DeWitt said.They were searching from them ...

  2. State DOT Worker From River Edge Charged With Raping Pre-Teen

    State DOT Worker From River Edge Charged With Raping Pre-Teen

    A state Department of Transportation employee from River Edge is charged with raping a pre-teen, authorities said Tuesday.Cory Bensen, 27, remained held in the Bergen County Jail following his arrest last week on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact and child endangerment of a victim under 13, records show.Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said that ...

  3. Reputed Gang Leader Convicted Of Ordering Hit On Paterson Girl, 14, Shot Dead

    Reputed Gang Leader Convicted Of Ordering Hit On Paterson Girl, 14, Shot Dead

    A 25-year-old reputed Paterson gang leader convicted in a shooting that took the life of a popular 14-year-old city girl was shot and killed overnight Tuesday, authorities confirmed.Shakeem “230 Starter” Ricks was taken by private vehicle to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with several bullet wounds after the 1:33 a.m. shooting in the 200 block of 12th Avenue, they said.He died ...

  4. Rockland Boy, 6, Who Fell 25 Feet At Bergen Rock Climbing Center Airlifted To Hospital

    Rockland Boy, 6, Who Fell 25 Feet At Bergen Rock Climbing Center Airlifted To Hospital

    UPDATE: A 6-year-old Rockland boy was hospitalized after falling 25 feet from a rock climbing wall at a Bergen County recreational facility at the New Jersey/New York border, authorities said.AirMed One flew the boy to Hackensack University Medical Center after landing at Hogan Park, less than a mile from High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior, Nerf and Parkour on Union Street in ...

  5. Non-Profit Helps Female Bergen Jail Inmates, Social Service Clients Overcome Domestic Violence

    Non-Profit Helps Female Bergen Jail Inmates, Social Service Clients Overcome Domestic Violence

    Female inmates at the Bergen County Jail who’ve been victims of domestic abuse are receiving counseling thanks to a federal grant that costs taxpayers nothing.The two-year $350,000 grant received by A Partnership for Change is also bringing similar workshops directly to clients of various social service agencies in New Jersey, said Allison Bressler, the private non-profit organization’s ...

  6. Paterson PD: Officers Seize Suicidal Wayne Woman Reaching For Loaded Gun

    Paterson PD: Officers Seize Suicidal Wayne Woman Reaching For Loaded Gun

    HEROES: Paterson police averted a potential tragedy when they quickly seized a suicidal Wayne woman who reached for a loaded gun as they approached her, authorities said.Officers responding to a call of a sick or injured person found the 40-year-old woman sitting in a car Sunday afternoon near the corner of Straight and Montgomery streets.When they opened the car door to check on her, ...

  7. Pedestrian Struck In Ridgefield Dies

    Pedestrian Struck In Ridgefield Dies

    A Ridgefield woman who was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street near the supermarket where she worked was declared brain dead by doctors on Monday, loved ones and authorities confirmed.A Dodge Ram was turning left from northbound Shaler Boulevard onto westbound Banta Place when it struck Maria Gabriela Andino, a mother of two, in the crosswalk early Saturday afternoon, ...

  8. CONFIRMED: Motorcyclist, 52, From Hasbrouck Heights Killed In Route 17 Crash

    CONFIRMED: Motorcyclist, 52, From Hasbrouck Heights Killed In Route 17 Crash

    A motorcyclist was killed in a Route 17 collision with a garbage truck Monday afternoon in Hasbrouck Heights, authorities confirmed.******UPDATE: The Rockland County driver of a garbage truck that struck and killed a 52-year-old motorcyclist from Hasbrouck Heights on Route 17 on Monday was issued summonses for careless driving and failure to observe road signals, authorities ...

  9. VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Propane Tank Blaze At Bergen/Rockland Border

    VIDEO: Firefighters Battle Propane Tank Blaze At Bergen/Rockland Border

    Firefighters battled a Monday afternoon blaze fueled by a propane tank in the rear of a Mahwah home at the New York border.The fire was reported around 3:20 p.m. on Doremus Road in Mahwah just off East Crescent Avenue (which becomes Church Road in NY), barely 500 yards from the Airmont line.Flames spread to the eaves and parts of the interior of the home as firefighters from several ...

  10. Sedan Slams Into Ridgewood Bank

    Sedan Slams Into Ridgewood Bank

    A sedan slammed into the side of a Ridgewood bank branch Monday afternoon.Neither the female driver nor her male passenger was injured when the Infiniti sedan struck the Chase Bank branch in the parking lot on Godwin Avenue off Sherman Place shortly before 1:30 p.m.However, the impact caused significant structural damage to the building, including broken windows.Ridgewood police, ...

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