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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. Police: Wrong-Way Hit-Run DWI Driver Mounts Ridgewood Sidewalk, Plows Over Parking Signs

    Police: Wrong-Way Hit-Run DWI Driver Mounts Ridgewood Sidewalk, Plows Over Parking Signs

    An Upper Saddle River motorist was drunk when he drove into oncoming traffic and onto a Ridgewood sidewalk, knocking over parking signs, before his SUV slammed into another vehicle several blocks away, authorities said.One of the damaged signs was wedged into the front bumper of his Kia when police found Kenneth Nelson, 53, several blocks away, Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said.After ...

  2. Two 14-Year-Olds Struck By Gunfire In Paterson

    Two 14-Year-Olds Struck By Gunfire In Paterson

    Two 14-year-olds escaped serious injury during a shooting Friday night in Paterson, authorities said.Police found one victim with a gunshot wound at the scene of the Market Street shooting near Madison Street at 10:40 p.m., Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said.The second, who’d been grazed, showed up at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical ...

  3. UPDATE: Hudson Drowning Victim, 21, At Mahwah Lake Didn't Know How To Swim

    UPDATE: Hudson Drowning Victim, 21, At Mahwah Lake Didn't Know How To Swim

    A Hudson County man who drowned despite an intense effort by rescuers to save him at a closed swimming lake at Darlington County Park in Mahwah didn't know how to swim, friends and loved ones said.Loved ones, neighbors and others have been trying to comfort the family of Kevin Acevedo at the 51st Street apartment in Weehawken where he'd lived his entire life.Kevin had just turned 21 two ...

  4. HEARTLESS: Resident, 92, Victimized By 'Gypsy' Scammers, Lyndhurst Police Nab Two

    HEARTLESS: Resident, 92, Victimized By 'Gypsy' Scammers, Lyndhurst Police Nab Two

    A 92-year-old Lyndhurst man fell victim to a familiar "gypsy" scam, losing $4,000 to a pair of thieves who claimed that they'd repaired his driveway, authorities said.Two Massachusetts men, David Standish of Haverhill and Thomas Stanley of Danvers, were arrested by Lyndhurst police with help from their colleagues in North Arlington, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said Saturday.Known also ...

  5. Heartbreaking Battle Ends For Beloved Bergen Firefighter

    Heartbreaking Battle Ends For Beloved Bergen Firefighter

    A career Bergen County firefighter's valiant battle with cancer ended Saturday, leaving countless loved ones, first responders, friends and others devastated."We all ask why the great ones are taken to soon and we can't find the answer," Hackensack Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik wrote as news of the death of Timothy Rice spread on Saturday.Timmy Rice, 42, of Emerson leaves Regina, his ...

  6. Driver Charged With Trying To Lure Lyndhurst Girl Says He 'Did Nothing Wrong'

    Driver Charged With Trying To Lure Lyndhurst Girl Says He 'Did Nothing Wrong'

    A 15-year-old Lyndhurst girl kept walking when a driver pulled up and asked if she wanted a ride to the park. Moments later, she said, he approached her on foot.Police were called, but the stranger had gone.Later that day, Officer Matt Giunta stopped a Toyota Camry on Ridge Road that matched the vehicle described by the frightened girl.Giunta and backup Detective Nick Abruscato arrested ...

  7. Paterson Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Pre-Teen

    Paterson Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Pre-Teen

    A Paterson man is charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old child last summer.A grand jury in Paterson returned an indictment charging Odell Avent, 43, with abusing the youngster last July 29, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said.Avent has remained held in the Passaic County Jail since his arrest and awaits a July 20 arraignment on charges of aggravated ...

  8. Paramus Passersby Rescue Victims After SUVs Collide Head On, Burst Into Flames

    Paramus Passersby Rescue Victims After SUVs Collide Head On, Burst Into Flames

    HEROES: Passersby pulled three victims from their vehicles following a fiery wrong-way head-on crash Friday night in Paramus that critically injured one of the drivers, authorities confirmed.A BMW SUV carrying two men was headed south on the wrong side of Paramus Road near Alpine Drive when it slammed head-on into a Honda SUV occupied by a female driver shortly before 5:30 p.m., Police ...

  9. Paterson Police Officer Charged With Assault, Misconduct

    Paterson Police Officer Charged With Assault, Misconduct

    A Paterson police officer beat a victim with his fist and a flashlight, kneed him in the face, then filed a bogus report about it, authorities charged.Spencer Finch, 44, of Mahwah assaulted the victim on May 26, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said Friday without identifying where or under what circumstances.“The aggravated assault took place while the defendant was ...

  10. Indictment: Son Of Paterson Man Charged With Child Sex Assault Made Victim Change Story

    Indictment: Son Of Paterson Man Charged With Child Sex Assault Made Victim Change Story

    UPDATE: The son of a Paterson man accused of sexually abusing a child was indicted on witness tampering charges, authorities said.Ramon Cabrera, 41, made the victim retract sex abuse allegations against Juan Cabrera-Gonzalez in a video that he recorded, an indictment returned by a grand jury in Paterson alleges.Cabrera’s father was charged with several sex-related offenses in May 2019 ...

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