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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. Cumberland County Fugitive Sought In Fatal Wawa Shooting

    Cumberland County Fugitive Sought In Fatal Wawa Shooting

    A 19-year-old fugitive from Cumberland County has been charged in connection with Thursday's fatal shooting at a Wawa convenience store, authorities said.The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.Shaqwil Marlow of Sixth Street in Vineland has been charged with the murder of Luis Rivera, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. Marlow also has been charged ...

  2. Firefighters Battle Serious Blaze In Atlantic County: Developing

    Firefighters Battle Serious Blaze In Atlantic County: Developing

    Firefighters were battling a major house fire in South Jersey, according to developing reports.The two-alarm blaze broke out before 4 p.m. at 2607 Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township, initial reports said.There was a request for additional help from Pleasantville, and a request to police to shut down Fire Road, according to an unconfirmed report.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Arrests Made In 'Smash And Grab' Burglary At South Jersey Pantry 1 Food Mart

    Arrests Made In 'Smash And Grab' Burglary At South Jersey Pantry 1 Food Mart

    A pair of suspects have been arrested in connection with a break-in at a South Jersey convenience store, authorities said.On Dec. 30 at 5:51 a.m., a male suspect conducted a "smash and grab-style" burglary at the Pantry One, 479 West Marlton Pike, according to Evesham police.The suspect approached the business from South Cropwell Road and fled in the same direction after the ...

  4. Pickup Driver, 66, Dies In South Jersey U-Turn Crash: Report

    Pickup Driver, 66, Dies In South Jersey U-Turn Crash: Report

    A 66-year-old man from Cumberland County died days after being struck by another car while making a U-turn in his pickup truck, NJ Advance Media reported.John Cook III, of Millville, was struck by a 48-year-old Vineland driver when he "suddenly" turned on Wade Boulevard in Millville around 5 a.m. on Jan. 13, the outlet said citing police.Cook was taken to Inspira Medical ...

  5. NJ Powerball Players Win $150K

    NJ Powerball Players Win $150K

    A pair of Powerball players combined to win $150,000 in Saturday's game, New Jersey Lottery officials said.One lucky ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn to win the $50,000 third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize to $100,000. The winning ticket was sold at Rotundo’s Liquors Deli & Food, 1040 ...

  6. Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket Worth $758K Sold In South Jersey

    Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket Worth $758K Sold In South Jersey

    One lucky state lottery ticket matched all five numbers drawn in Monday's Jersey Cash 5 game.That winning jackpot ticket is worth $758,235.The winning numbers were: 27, 39, 41, 44, and 45 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. The winning ticket was sold at Smoker’s Outlet, 123 W Clements Bridge, Runnemede ...

  7. Mother, 9-Month-Old Son Killed As Car Plunges Into Central Jersey Pond: Police

    Mother, 9-Month-Old Son Killed As Car Plunges Into Central Jersey Pond: Police

    UPDATE: A 30-year-old woman who was found dead inside of a car with her 9-month-old baby had been mourning the loss of her father.Police responded to Stelton Road and Lakeview Avenue where officers found a vehicle in New Market Pond in Piscataway around 5:35 a.m., according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone.Inside the car, authorities found two victims who were ...

  8. Atlantic City Man Arrested After Stealing Prisoner Van, Crashing Into 2 Police Vehicles

    Atlantic City Man Arrested After Stealing Prisoner Van, Crashing Into 2 Police Vehicles

    A 40-year-old man was arrested after stealing an Atlantic City Police Department prisoner van and ramming it into two marked patrol cars, authorities said.At approximately 7:20 p.m., Friday, Atlantic City police officers William Akins and Jarae Langford were at the Clayton G. Graham Public Safety Building when they were alerted by a concerned citizen that there was a man attempting to ...

  9. South Jersey Man, 32, Fatally Shot At Apartment Complex

    South Jersey Man, 32, Fatally Shot At Apartment Complex

    A 32-year-old man was fatally shot near a Burlington County apartment complex, authorities said.An investigation began after Maple Shade police were called to Fox Meadows apartments just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday for shots fired. The victim, Ezekiel Sanders Jr., was found on Gardenia Drive with gunshot wounds. He was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill, where he was ...

  10. 28-Year-Old Man Shot Dead In Salem County

    28-Year-Old Man Shot Dead In Salem County

    Authorities seek the public's help locating the person who fatally shot a 28-year-old Salem County man.Quamerre Hall was found unconscious with a gunshot wound at a home on East Broadway in Salem City late Thursday night, NJ Advance Media reported, citing the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office.I love you pookie Quamerre Hall this hurt dawg 😢😢😢😢💔Posted by Bookie Jackson on Friday, ...

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