Jon Craig

Reporter

jon.craig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites. He is also the primary reporter for Daily Voice Plus Politics in Westchester and Fairfield.

Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Across a 35-year career, he's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Chicago, New York, Ohio & Washington, D.C and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon also writes periodically for the Cornell Chronicle.

Career Highlights:

  • Covered Metro-North train wreck that killed a motorist and five commuters, 2015
  • Researched state investigative project for PublicIntegrity.org, 2011-12
  • National MADD award for database analysis of repeat drunk drivers in Ohio, 2008.
  • Henry F. Guggenheim Fellow, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2010.
  • Sentenced to jail for protecting confidential sources (won on appeal), 1999.
  • Broke 30th anniversary story about Kent State shootings — using FBI records, resurrecting theory a student informant triggered fatal National Guard volley, May 2000.
  • Covered Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.
  • Uncovered voting problems before & during presidential recount in Ohio, 2004.
  • Witnessed botched Death Row execution of Romell Broom in 2009, one of more than a dozen I covered; Wrote about three inmates whose death sentences were commuted to life without parole.
  • Won IRE, SDX and multiple national & state awards for series led by Erik Kriss investigating New York General Assembly. 1994.
  • Guest lecturer at universities in NY & Ohio. Taught Syracuse high school journalism class.
  • Co-authored IRE-award winning series on illegal restraints/beatings at juvenile detention centers. Gov. Mario Cuomo had NY inspector general confirm what Hart Seely and I found at Division for Youth & fired top directors, 1993.
  • Survived Air Force Kool School training at North Pole, 1996.
  • Covered Persian Gulf wars, including 2002 bomb missions from Turkey and stateside Army/Air Guard training. 1991.
  • Supervised overnight coverage of Pan Am Flight 103 after Libyan bomb killed 35 Syracuse University students over Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988.
  • Covered aftermath of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s fatal plane crash from Cape Cod, 1999.
  • Greeted Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as Cornell Sun sports editor during daily's 100th anniversary dinner in May 1980. 

Jon Craig's Contributions

Mini-Bike Rider, 19, Killed In Collision With Van In Evesham Mini-Bike Rider, 19, Killed In Collision With Van In Evesham
Mini-Bike Rider, 19, Killed In Collision With Van In Evesham A 19-year-old mini-bike rider was killed when he collided with a van, authorities said. Justin Rapp, of Marlton, died in the crash, according to Evesham police. On Monday, May 20, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Evesham Police Department responded to Evesboro Medford Road and Tenby Lane for a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, it was determined that a gas-powered mini-bike and van were involved in a collision. Rapp was treated at the scene, and transported to Virtua Hospital Marlton, where he later died of his injuries, police said. The driver of the van, Maryann…
South Jersey Man Crashes, Found Shot In Vehicle: Police South Jersey Man Crashes, Found Shot In Vehicle: Police
South Jersey Man Crashes, Found Shot In Vehicle: Police A driver was shot shortly before he was involved in a multi-vehicle crash in South Jersey, authorities said. The 30-year-old man from Voorhees had a gunshot wound when police arrived at the crash scene at Route 73 and Cooper Road at about 11:15 p.m. on Friday, May 17, Voorhees police said. The man was brought to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. This investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Cody Skinner of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 580-6053 and Detective John Loberto of the Voorhees Township Police Depart…
Masked Robbers Hit Verizon Store In Evesham: Police Masked Robbers Hit Verizon Store In Evesham: Police
Masked Robbers Hit Verizon Store In Evesham: Police A Verizon store in Evesham was hit by a pair of armed robbers, authorities said. On Wednesday, May 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Evesham police responded to 930 W. Route 70 for an armed robbery that had just occurred.  One suspect brandished a firearm, police said. The store employee was not injured. The suspects were described as wearing masks, gloves, dark-colored pants, white sneakers and hooded sweatshirts.  The suspects accessed the store’s safe and stole a large quantity of cell phones and electronic devices, police said. The suspects fled the area …
Large Crane Catches Fire Near Walt Whitman Bridge Large Crane Catches Fire Near Walt Whitman Bridge
Large Crane Catches Fire Near Walt Whitman Bridge A large crane caught fire near the Walt Whitman Bridge in Gloucester City Tuesday morning, May 21. The fire occurred on an industrial crane near a ship at the Gloucester City Terminal on 160 Essex Street at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, according to nbcphiladelphia.com. An unconfirmed report said that smoke had caused the closure of the westbound lanes of the bridge. There were no reports of any injuries.
Camden Man Gets 70 Years In Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Girlfriend Camden Man Gets 70 Years In Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Girlfriend
Camden Man Gets 70 Years In Fatal Shooting Of Ex-Girlfriend A Camden man has been sentenced to 70 years in New Jersey State Prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, authorities said. Eric Seddens, 41, was convicted in March of first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 33-year-old Ashley Allen of Sicklerville, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay. Seddens was sentenced on Friday, May 17, she said. Seddens must serve 85% of the sentence before being eligible for parole. On Sept. 29, 2020, Seddens shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child, the prosecutor said. After fatally shooting Al…
DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor
DUI Driver Charged In Hit-Run Crash With Pedestrian In Central Jersey: Prosecutor A 31-year-old man from Central Jersey was driving under the influence when he fled the scene of a pedestrian crash, authorities said. Abel Bustos-Medel, 31, of New Brunswick, was charged with assault by auto, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI in the crash, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Vincent Sabo of the New Brunswick Police Department. On Monday, May 20, at approximately 1:25 a.m., New Brunswick police responded to 100 Jersey Ave. for a pedestrian hit and run.  Police found a man, 25, of New Brunswick, who sustained serious&…
Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Indicted In Gloucester County Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Indicted In Gloucester County
Serial Arsonist Accused Of Setting 3 Fires Indicted In Gloucester County A 19-year-old man from Gloucester County has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with three arson fires, according to court papers. Michael M. Lopez-Medina of Woodbury was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 11, by the Woodbury City Police Department and Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Lopez-Medina was linked to two car fires on Salem Avenue on Feb. 1, a shed fire at Carriage House Apartments on Feb. 3 and a fire at a former school used by the Sketch Players Club on Glover Street on Feb. 7, the prosecutor previously said.  Lopez-Medina was charged with three counts of ag…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K At Central Jersey Grocery There was a lucky Powerball winner in Middlesex County. The winning numbers for the Saturday, May 18 drawing were 19, 36, 37, 42, and 59 and the Powerball was 19. The Powerplay was 2x. The winning ticket was sold at Caba Grocery at 147 Brighton Ave. in Perth Amboy.
Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor
Teenager Killed In Double-Shooting In Trenton: Prosecutor A teenager was killed and a second teen was wounded in a shooting in Trenton on Sunday evening, May 19, authorities said. Stephon Fisher, 18, of Trenton, was pronounced dead shortly after the 5:50 p.m. shooting, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. Trenton police received a ShotSpotter activation for multiple rounds and several calls reporting two individuals shot at 2 Kingsbury Square, Onofri said. Both shooting victims were transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center.  The second 18-year-old victim, also a city resident, sustained three gunshot wounds a…
Camden County Man Dies Of Injuries From Shooting: Prosecutor Camden County Man Dies Of Injuries From Shooting: Prosecutor
Camden County Man Dies Of Injuries From Shooting: Prosecutor A 25-year-old man from Camden County has died from injuries in a shooting last week, authorities said. Shyhiem Davis, of Woodlynne, died on Friday, May 17 after being shot on Monday, May 13 in Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On May 13, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire in the 700 block of Ferry Avenue. Camden County Sheriff’s officers who were working at Cooper University Hospital were advised of a walk-in gunshot …
Prev Page 1 of 1056 1 2 3 4 5 Next
1 - 10 of 10,558 articles