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Jon Craig

Content Producer jcraig@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

  1. Asbury Park Man, 85, Who Ran Over Neighbor After Jealous Fight Gets 10 Years: Prosecutor

    Asbury Park Man, 85, Who Ran Over Neighbor After Jealous Fight Gets 10 Years: Prosecutor

    An 85-year-old Asbury Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash, authorities said.Johnny Westbrook had admitted to running over a neighbor after they fought over an ex-girlfriend, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.During a pre-trial hearing, Westbrook admitted to stalking the victim -- 63-year-old ...

  2. Winning Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $100K Sold At Jersey Shore ShopRite

    Winning Powerball Lottery Ticket Worth $100K Sold At Jersey Shore ShopRite

    There is one lucky Powerball lottery player on the Jersey Shore.The winning New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn on Monday.The third-tier prize was worth $50,000. And that ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize to $100,000. The winning ticket was sold at the ShopRite at Route 70 and Chambersbridge ...

  3. South Jersey Driver Killed In Route 130 Collision With Tractor-Trailer

    South Jersey Driver Killed In Route 130 Collision With Tractor-Trailer

    A 58-year-old man from South Jersey was killed when his van collided with a tractor trailer, authorities said.The crash occurred at 8:08 p.m. on Monday, according to Bordentown Township police. David Jenkins of 3rd Ave. in Pemberton was traveling northbound on Route 130 near Taconic Road when his 2005 Dodge Caravan collided with a tractor trailer, police said.The truck was operated ...

  4. Toms River Pedestrian, 61, Airlifted After Being Struck By Car

    Toms River Pedestrian, 61, Airlifted After Being Struck By Car

    A 61-year-old pedestrian from Toms River was critically hurt when he was struck by a car while crossing the road, authorities said.On Monday at 4:58 p.m.,  police were dispatched to the intersection of Vaughn and Windsor avenues for a reported pedestrian struck.Carl Cereghini, 61 of Toms River, entered the roadway in an attempt to cross when he was struck by a vehicle ...

  5. Jersey Shore Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Teenage Driver

    Jersey Shore Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Teenage Driver

    A 72-year-old pedestrian from Ocean County was killed while crossing the street, authorities said.The unidentified man was reportedly walking across Beach Boulevard near Biscayne Drive in Lacey Township when he was hit by a vehicle. The 19-year-old driver stopped and cooperated with patrol officers at the scene, police said.The fatal crash occurred at 7:04 p.m. on ...

  6. Firefighters Battle Raging Blaze In Central Jersey

    Firefighters Battle Raging Blaze In Central Jersey

    Firefighters were battling a major wind-whipped house fire in Central Jersey, authorities said.The two-alarm fire was reported about 3 p.m. at 39 Union St. in Carteret, initial reports said.Fire was showing in the first floor of the two-story home, with heavy smoke from the second floor and loft, reports said.At 3:20 p.m. the command was pulling all companies out of the structure due to ...

  7. Pennsylvania Woman, 34, Struck, Killed After Climbing Over Traffic Barrier On Jersey Shore

    Pennsylvania Woman, 34, Struck, Killed After Climbing Over Traffic Barrier On Jersey Shore

    A 34-year-old Pennsylvania woman was struck and killed by a car after she tried climbing over a traffic barrier on the Jersey Shore Friday, authorities said.Ebony Shepherd, 34, of Johnstown, was hit while trying to cross Hooper Avenue near James Street at about 6 p.m. Friday, Toms River police said. She was taken to Community Medical Center and airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson ...

  8. Car Drives Into House In Central Jersey

    Car Drives Into House In Central Jersey

    A car reportedly drove into a house in Central Jersey, authorities said.The crash occurred at about 2 p.m. on Erin Place in Hazlet, according to initial reports.It was unclear if anyone was home at the time of the crash. Two of the cars' occupants were trapped with minor injuries, according to an unconfirmed report. There was heavy structural damage to the house, reports ...

  9. Woman, 73, Struck, Killed By Train At NJ Crossing

    Woman, 73, Struck, Killed By Train At NJ Crossing

    New Jersey Transit authorities have identified the person struck and killed by a train at a Jersey Shore crossing.Cynthia E. Sussman, 73, of Belmar was struck at 9:19 a.m. Sunday in Spring Lake by a North Jersey Coast line train, according to a NJ Transit spokesman.The train was traveling from Long Branch to Bay Head.There were 25 passengers on board. None of them were hurt.

  10. Armed AutoZone Carjacking Ends With South Jersey Man's Arrest

    Armed AutoZone Carjacking Ends With South Jersey Man's Arrest

    An armed carjacking at an AutoZone store in Toms River ended with an arrest of a a 20-year-old man from Burlington County, authorities said.Devin Copley-Clevenger, of Lumberton, is accused of stealing the victim's car at gunpoint in the parking lot of Route 37 east, after the victim agreed to give someone a ride to AutoZone when their car broke down Friday around 4:10 p.m., local police ...

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