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Jon Craig

Reporter 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. Armed Suspect Sought At Rutgers University (DEVELOPING)

    Armed Suspect Sought At Rutgers University (DEVELOPING)

    Rutgers University issued a campus alert saying it was looking for a possible armed suspect.The alert went out at 3:38 p.m. Thursday, May 19 near Hospital Road and Metlars Lane on the Livingston Campus.A New Jersey State Police helicopter was overhead, — presumably looking for the same suspect — at about 5 p.m., an unconfirmed report said.The aerial search was purportedly ...

  2. Shooting Reported In Asbury Park (DEVELOPING)

    Shooting Reported In Asbury Park (DEVELOPING)

    A shooting was reported on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. on Thursday, ,May 19 on Main Street in Asbury Park.EMS crews were called.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Philly Fugitive On US Marshals 'Top 10' List Captured After NJ Standoff: Report

    Philly Fugitive On US Marshals 'Top 10' List Captured After NJ Standoff: Report

    One of the US Marshals' "10 Most Wanted Homicide Fugitives" in Eastern Pennsylvania has been captured in South Jersey, NJ Advance Media reported.Ramonte Foster, 18, of Philadelphia, was arrested Tuesday, May 17 when a Salem City police officer spotted him outside a home on Morrison Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., the outlet said.Foster briefly barricaded himself in a house, then fled into an ...

  4. Teenager Stabbed In Asbury Park (DEVELOPING)

    Teenager Stabbed In Asbury Park (DEVELOPING)

    A stabbing occurred on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The stabbing, purportedly involving a 19-year-old victim, was reported at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 on Atlantic Avenue in Asbury Park, initial reports said.The victim was stabbed in the back, an unconfirmed report said.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. Jersey Mike's, Starbucks Drive-Thru Coming To Jersey Shore Commons

    Jersey Mike's, Starbucks Drive-Thru Coming To Jersey Shore Commons

    Jersey Mike's Subs and a drive-thru Starbucks are coming to a Jersey Shore shopping center, the Asbury Park Press reports.The sub shop and coffee chain will be in a newly-constructed building at Whiting Commons off Lacey Road in Manchester, the outlet said. The new building also will include an AT&T store.The Commons area already features a Wendy's and Stop & ...

  6. Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    There was a crash with serious injuries on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports. The crash occurred before 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the Route 35 Circle in Neptune Township, initial reports said.The northbound lanes of Asbury Circle were closed.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  7. Man, 42, Critically Wounded In Atlantic City Shooting: Police

    Man, 42, Critically Wounded In Atlantic City Shooting: Police

    A 42-year-old man was shot and critically hurt in Atlantic City, authorities said.The shooting took place on Monday, May 16 just before midnight, Atlantic City police said.Police responded to the 600 block of North New York Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. Police found a man shot multiple times, they said. The victim was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City ...

  8. Heroin, Crack Cocaine Seized In Atlantic City Traffic Stop: Police

    Heroin, Crack Cocaine Seized In Atlantic City Traffic Stop: Police

    Two men were arrested and drugs seized in an Atlantic City traffic stop, authorities said.On Wednesday, May 18, at approximately 9 p.m., detectives from the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue. They observed a wanted fugitive in the rear seat of the vehicle, Atlantic City police said.Upon ...

  9. Authorities ID Victim, 27, Of Central Jersey Shooting (VIDEO)

    Authorities ID Victim, 27, Of Central Jersey Shooting (VIDEO)

    A 27-year-old man was killed in a double shooting in Central Jersey, authorities said.Malik Pandy succumbed to his gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital on Wednesday, May 18, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Carteret Police Chief Dennis McFadden.At 1:06 p.m., police responded to Lincoln Avenue for a shooting.Police found ...

  10. Man, 31, Killed In Camden County Shooting: Prosecutor

    Man, 31, Killed In Camden County Shooting: Prosecutor

    A 31-year-old man was fatally shot in Camden, authorities said.On Tuesday, May 17, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Camden County Metro Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for shots fired at 721 State Street, Camden, according to Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.Police found a victim, identified as Luis ...

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