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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. Area Tour Company Founder Indicted On Federal Child Porn Trafficking Charges

    Area Tour Company Founder Indicted On Federal Child Porn Trafficking Charges

    The founder of a nature tour company operating from the Jersey Shore north to Poughkeepsie and southern Connecticut was found with 6,800 photos and 120 videos of child sexual abuse, an indictment returned by a federal grand jury alleges.Federal Homeland Security agents arrested Vaughn Tiedeman, 46, of Living Adventure Tours, in February on distributing child pornography charges.A ...

  2. Tri-State Area Tour Company Founder Indicted On Federal Child Porn Trafficking Charges

    Tri-State Area Tour Company Founder Indicted On Federal Child Porn Trafficking Charges

    The founder of a nature tour company operating from the Jersey Shore north to Poughkeepsie and southern Connecticut was caught with 6,800 photos and 120 videos of child sexual abuse, an indictment returned by a federal grand jury alleges.Federal Homeland Security agents arrested Vaughn Tiedeman, 46, of Living Adventure Tours, in February on distributing child pornography charges.A ...

  3. Fitness Guru Seeks 'Elves' To Help Bring Christmas To North Jersey Homeless

    Fitness Guru Seeks 'Elves' To Help Bring Christmas To North Jersey Homeless

    Leah Fairchild had just given Christmas bags to a dozen homeless people on the streets of Manhattan when she began to cry. She wanted to do more.Since that Christmas five years ago, she has.“Each year I vow to do it bigger and better,” said Fairchild, who, with the help of volunteers raised nearly $3,500 last year, visited seven shelters in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex counties and ...

  4. Hackensack Driver, 69, Hospitalized After SUV Rams Utility Pole On Route 1/9 In Ridgefield

    Hackensack Driver, 69, Hospitalized After SUV Rams Utility Pole On Route 1/9 In Ridgefield

    An SUV slammed head-on into a telephone pole on busy Broad Avenue in Ridgefield Wednesday afternoon, leaving it tilted over the roadway and sending the driver to the hospital.The 69-year-old Hackensack driver was taken in stable condition with a head injury to Hackensack University Medical Center after crashing into the pole in the parking lot of Matera’s Garden and Nursery Center ...

  5. Cresskill Resident Says Neighbor Sucker-Punched Him Over Blown Leaves

    Cresskill Resident Says Neighbor Sucker-Punched Him Over Blown Leaves

    With snow on the ground, it’s been quiet for the most part on a Cresskill street where a resident said a neighbor sucker-punched him last month while he was blowing leaves.Police arrested 59-year-old John Smith on simple assault charges after his 63-year-old Grant Avenue neighbor claimed Smith cold-cocked him, knocked him down and grabbed his cellphone – tossing it into a leaf pile -- ...

  6. Paramus High School Evacuated, Small Fire Doused

    Paramus High School Evacuated, Small Fire Doused

    A small fire briefly cleared Paramus High School early Monday afternoon.The fire broke out in a ballast that holds an electric light behind the stage area of the school auditorium shortly after 1 p.m., Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.Custodians quickly doused the blaze, he said.Paramus firefighters were joined by their Oradell colleagues and borough police.All were able to return a ...

  7. Hackensack Middle School Student Hospitalized After Colliding With SUV

    Hackensack Middle School Student Hospitalized After Colliding With SUV

    A young student was hospitalized after he  ran into the side of a passing SUV near Hackensack Middle School early Monday afternoon, authorities said.A witness told police the 12-year-old boy suddenly darted across Union Street in the middle of the block near Clay Street and smacked into the SUV around 1 p.m., city police Lt. Anthony Natale said.The impact broke off a side mirror, ...

  8. Drug-Raiding Paterson Police Uncover Major Cockfighting Ring: 60 Roosters, Steroids, More

    Drug-Raiding Paterson Police Uncover Major Cockfighting Ring: 60 Roosters, Steroids, More

    Nearly 60 roosters were being rounded up Wednesday after Paterson police out on a series of citywide pre-dawn drug raids discovered a major cockfighting ring at the end of a dead-end street.Police arrested eight people and seized $2,300 in illegal proceeds, three bags of pot, two THC vape pipes and five Oxycodone pills during a 1 a.m. raid at the Sixth Avenue location, Public Safety ...

  9. Accomplished Washington Township Police Veteran Rises To Chief

    Accomplished Washington Township Police Veteran Rises To Chief

    A highly respected Washington Township police veteran and accomplished instructor is now its chief.Chief Richard Skinner, who’d recently served as the department’s officer in charge, officially took the position on Monday. “This was a very competitive process [that] highlighted the talent, knowledge and commitment of our entire command staff,” Mayor Peter Calamari said.It was so ...

  10. Lyndhurst PD: Raging Drunk Driver Subdued After Brawl With Police

    Lyndhurst PD: Raging Drunk Driver Subdued After Brawl With Police

    A drunk driver had to be subdued after he fought with Lyndhurst police while threatening to kill them and himself, authorities said.Sgt. Paul Haggerty ran a check on an occupied a Jeep parked at the far end of the Quality Inn lot on Polito Avenue late Monday and discovered that its registration was expired and the owner’s driver’s license was suspended.The Jeep began to drive off when ...

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