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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. Three Caught, One Sought: Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Seize More Than 16,000 Heroin Folds

    Three Caught, One Sought: Passaic Sheriff's Detectives Seize More Than 16,000 Heroin Folds

    A manhunt was underway for a 20-year-old drug defendant from Paterson who nearly struck a Passaic County sheriff’s detective with his vehicle and then tossed bricks of heroin out the window as he fled before crashing in Hawthorne, authorities said.The wanted man, Jahmahli Carnegie, was one of three defendants who bought heroin for distribution from Kasheem Smith, 28, near his North 7th ...

  2. Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught, Police Say

    Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught, Police Say

    A nanny and an infant she was pushing in a stroller were struck Wednesday, Sept. 15 by a van driven by a FedEx worker from Rockland who fled the scene, authorities said.A police sergeant in neighboring Demarest, New Jersey stopped David Gutfeld, age 56, of Airmont a short time later, Haworth, New Jersey Police Chief Michael Gracey said.The child was OK, but the 55-year-old nanny had to ...

  3. Lyndhurst PD: Dirt Bike Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Speeding Out-Of-State Rider

    Lyndhurst PD: Dirt Bike Pursuit Leads To Arrest Of Speeding Out-Of-State Rider

    An out-of-state dirt bike rider led Lyndhurst police on a chase around a borough block before he was taken into custody.Officer Michael Carrino was on Post Avenue approaching Riverside Avenue when he spotted the dirt bike speeding toward him Tuesday afternoon, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said.The bike had no visible registration and the rider, Omar Valentin 31, of Portage, MI, wasn’t ...

  4. SEE ANYTHING? Paterson Man, 60, Shot, Killed On City Street, Total Number Approaching Record

    SEE ANYTHING? Paterson Man, 60, Shot, Killed On City Street, Total Number Approaching Record

    A 60-year-old Paterson man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Silk City’s 22nd homicide this year, the 15th by gunfire.Responding officers found Hector Guzman critically wounded from a single gunshot in the street outside 250-252 Van Houten Street shortly after 8 p.m., authorities said.Guzman was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries ...

  5. MALL CARJACKING: Robber Takes SUV At Gunpoint, Garden State Plaza Victims Tell Paramus Police

    MALL CARJACKING: Robber Takes SUV At Gunpoint, Garden State Plaza Victims Tell Paramus Police

    Two Hudson County men were carjacked at gunpoint at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, said police who recovered their vehicle.The victims – both in their 30s from Jersey City – told responding officers that they’d exited the west side of the mall and found the robber sitting on a light post stanchion shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.When they got to ...

  6. VIDEO: Haworth Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught

    VIDEO: Haworth Nanny, Baby Stroller Struck By Hit-Run Van, Fleeing Rockland Driver Caught

    A Haworth nanny and an infant she was pushing in a stroller were struck Wednesday by a van driven by a FedEx worker from Rockland who fled the scene, authorities said.A police sergeant in neighboring Demarest stopped David Gutfeld, 56, of Airmont a short time later, Haworth Police Chief Michael Gracey said.The child was OK, but the 55-year-old nanny had to be hospitalized, Gracey said, ...

  7. Feds: Convicted Wayne Child Porn Collector Admits Doing It Again, Faces 10-Year Minimum Term

    Feds: Convicted Wayne Child Porn Collector Admits Doing It Again, Faces 10-Year Minimum Term

    A registered sex offender from Wayne who served state prison time for downloading child porn is headed to a federal penitentiary this time after admitting that he did it again.Robert Klemt, 34, had more than 70 photos and videos “depicting the sexual exploitation of children" on a laptop, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said.Klemt, of New Street, had been imprisoned after pleading ...

  8. 4-Month-Old Baby Hospitalized With Broken Ribs, Paterson Man Charged

    4-Month-Old Baby Hospitalized With Broken Ribs, Paterson Man Charged

    A four-month-old child was hospitalized with broken ribs that authorities said were caused by a 22-year-old Paterson man.Narciso "Junior" Alejandro remained held Wednesday in the Passaic County Jail, charged with child abuse and endangerment, as well as with violating a restraining order, records show.Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said detectives from her Special Victims ...

  9. ‘Are You Jewish?’ Hammer-Wielding Man In Rampage At Teaneck Medical Office Reportedly Asks

    ‘Are You Jewish?’ Hammer-Wielding Man In Rampage At Teaneck Medical Office Reportedly Asks

    An attack on a Teaneck pediatric office and dry cleaners by a man wielding a hammer should be considered a bias incident, said a mom who hid in a bathroom with her terrified daughter.“Are you Jewish?” Jill Gordon said he asked her and others during Sunday’s rampage at the Riverside Medical Group on Palisade Avenue.Camwren T. Cole, 23, of Teaneck – who’d apparently cut himself while ...

  10. Hasbrouck Heights Gardening Assistant Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor In NJ, MA

    Hasbrouck Heights Gardening Assistant Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor In NJ, MA

    A Hasbrouck Heights man who works at a retail garden center is accused of sexually abusing a minor in two states.Cheldon Clare, 42, of Prospect Street, remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail following his arrest late last week.“The sexual abuse was alleged to have occurred in Hasbrouck Heights and in Massachusetts,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Clare, who is ...

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