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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. Hudson Con Man Sent To Federal Prison For Cheating Seniors Out Of $450,000

    Hudson Con Man Sent To Federal Prison For Cheating Seniors Out Of $450,000

    A Union City financial adviser is headed to federal prison for a plea-bargained 27 months for stealing more than $450,000 from mostly elderly, Spanish-speaking clients.Ramon Herrera, 37, persuaded unwitting more than three dozen clients to sign blank withdrawal slips, which he then filled out to pull cash from their accounts in the form of cashier’s checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael ...

  2. Paterson Man, 72, Charged With Child Sex Assaults Decades Apart

    Paterson Man, 72, Charged With Child Sex Assaults Decades Apart

    A 72-year-old Paterson man was charged with sexually assaulting two victims – one of whom recently turned 14 and another who’s now 43, authorities said.The younger child spoke with detectives from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office after being brought to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by the youngster’s mother.The child spoke of being sexually assaulted by Juan “Milton” ...

  3. North Arlington PD: Arrested Driver Found Carrying Loaded Gun

    North Arlington PD: Arrested Driver Found Carrying Loaded Gun

    An impaired out-of-state driver wasn't just carrying a bogus ID and a stolen credit card when North Arlington police arrested him, authorities said.Searching Elyjah J. Allen, 21, of Brooklyn at headquarters, officers found a gun hidden in his sneaker.Police had taken Allen into custody after stopping him for speeding on Sunday and finding him under the influence of alcohol or drugs ...

  4. Hudson Doctor's Employee Admits Role In $24.8M Kickback Scheme

    Hudson Doctor's Employee Admits Role In $24.8M Kickback Scheme

    UPDATE: Dominoes continued to fall in the federal takedown of a $24.8 million kickback scheme when a Jersey City woman who worked for a local doctor took a plea deal.Yudelka “Vicky” Ayala, 42, admitted conspiring with six co-defendants associated with the now-defunct Prime Aid Pharmacy in Union City to boost prescription sales through kickbacks and bribes to health care professionals in ...

  5. Two Narcan Saves In One Weekend: Good Samaritans, EMS Assist Emerson Police

    Two Narcan Saves In One Weekend: Good Samaritans, EMS Assist Emerson Police

    HEROES: Two good Samaritans helped police rescue an overdosing driver in one of two Narcan saves made in Emerson over the weekend, authorities said.The civilians had pulled the lifeless 30-year-old Lodi driver from his Ford sedan, which was stopped in the middle of Ackerman Avenue, shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, Capt. Michael McDermott said.Sgt. Joseph Alasio assisted them with CPR and ...

  6. Passaic Ex-Con Charged In Shooting, Likely Headed Back To Prison For 3rd Time

    Passaic Ex-Con Charged In Shooting, Likely Headed Back To Prison For 3rd Time

    A Passaic ex-con was charged with a weekend shooting in the city.Giovanni Massallo, 30, has served a majority of his adult life in state prison following separate convictions for crimes that include robbery, records show.As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from having a gun.Massallo was arrested Sunday night, hours after authorities said he fired shots in the area of Aspen Place and ...

  7. Newark Projects Dealer Caught With Gun Gets 5 Years In Fed Pen

    Newark Projects Dealer Caught With Gun Gets 5 Years In Fed Pen

    A Newark drug dealer caught with a gun was sentenced to five years in federal prison, authorities said.Ricky Terrell, 24, was one of several dealers targeted for running an open-air drug market – slinging heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and more -- at the Stephen Crane Village public housing complex near the Belleville border, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said.Several law enforcement ...

  8. Driver ODs, Crashes, Revived By Glen Rock Police

    Driver ODs, Crashes, Revived By Glen Rock Police

    Glen Rock police revived a driver who’d overdosed behind the wheel and crashed, damaging a resident’s lawn, in the middle of the afternoon.Officers responding to a 911 call of an unconscious driver forced their way into the locked 2016 Mercedes SUV on Midwood Road, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said.They pulled the driver out and administered Narcan, which brought him around, Ackermann ...

  9. Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting At Paterson's Cherished Eastside Park

    Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting At Paterson's Cherished Eastside Park

    One victim was struck in the head and another in the neck Monday night in a drive-by shooting that was believed to be the first outbreak of gunfire at Paterson's bucolic Eastside Park in more than a decade, responders said.The two victims -- both 18 years old -- remained in critical condition Tuesday at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes ...

  10. Detective Work Produces Ridgefield Park Vehicle Burglary Arrest

    Detective Work Produces Ridgefield Park Vehicle Burglary Arrest

    A Ridgefield Park police detective cracked a pair of car burglaries with the arrest of a village man.Officers were responding to a call of a thief rummaging through a vehicle parked in a Teaneck Road driveway shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday when a similar call came in moments later on nearby Mount Vernon Street, Lt. Arthur Jensen said.Detective Dale Madden used witness accounts and ...

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