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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. Maywood PD: Fleeing Hackensack Driver Who Crashed Gets Assault, Eluding Charges, Dozen Tickets

    Maywood PD: Fleeing Hackensack Driver Who Crashed Gets Assault, Eluding Charges, Dozen Tickets

    A fleeing Hackensack driver crashed a luxury car during a Maywood police pursuit, then tried to keep going before he was captured, authorities said.Christian Valentin, 20, had two people with him when he drove his BMW M4 on the wrong side of the road while passing a vehicle that he’d been tailgating near Passaic Street and Maywood Avenue, Police Chief Terence Kenny said.Seeing this, ...

  2. SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Finding SUV In Crash That Ejected Motorcyclist Near GWB

    SEE ANYTHING? Public's Help Sought Finding SUV In Crash That Ejected Motorcyclist Near GWB

    Fort Lee police believe a vehicle that left the scene may have been responsible for a Sunday afternoon crash that ejected a motorcyclist.The 44-year-old victim from Greenwood Lake was headed north on Route 1 when a gray-colored SUV apparently caused him to lose control of his 2004 Suzuki near the Dunkin Donuts shortly before 2:30 p.m., Capt. Ricky Mirkovic said.The motorcyclist was ...

  3. Paterson FD: Homeowner Killed In Fire

    Paterson FD: Homeowner Killed In Fire

    UPDATE: A Paterson homeowner was killed in a fire Sunday afternoon, city authorities confirmed.The victim -- reportedly in his 80s -- was trapped after the fast-moving blaze quickly engulfed his East 23rd Street home shortly before 3:30 p.m., responders said.A neighbor tried to get to him but was pushed back by the flames and smoke, they said. The roof in the rear of the building ...

  4. NJ State Trooper Struck By Vehicle In High-Speed Pursuit, Manhunt Underway

    NJ State Trooper Struck By Vehicle In High-Speed Pursuit, Manhunt Underway

    BREAKING: A New Jersey State Police trooper was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center after being injured during a high-speed stolen car pursuit that sparked a massive area-wide manhunt Sunday.It wasn't immediately clear whether the trooper was in or out of an NJSP cruiser when injured while pursuing a black BMW X5 on the Route 495 approach to the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen ...

  5. Authorities: Wounded Teen Restrains Paterson Mom Who Stabbed 7-Year-Old Boy Dead

    Authorities: Wounded Teen Restrains Paterson Mom Who Stabbed 7-Year-Old Boy Dead

    UPDATE: Responders furiously tried to save the life a 7-year-old Paterson boy whom authorities said was stabbed dead by his mother early Saturday.Iris Tolentino, 46, also stabbed the dead boy's 17-year-old brother, who was holding a bathroom closed to keep her restrained until police arrived, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a ...

  6. Police: Fleeing Route 46 Driver Injures Two In Wrong-Way Ridgefield Park Crash

    Police: Fleeing Route 46 Driver Injures Two In Wrong-Way Ridgefield Park Crash

    A speeding driver led a Ridgefield Park police officer on a chase through village side streets before his coupe crashed into a pickup truck on the opposite side of the road, injuring its two occupants, authorities said.Officer Brian Lyons tried to stop the BMW on westbound Route 46 shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, Lt. Arthur Jensen said.The driver – Romy D. Fabre, 26, of Jamaica, ...

  7. Take-In: SUV Crashes Through Front Of Oakland Restaurant

    Take-In: SUV Crashes Through Front Of Oakland Restaurant

    An SUV did substantial damage when it plowed through the front of a Chinese restaurant in Oakland late Saturday morning.There was no immediate word on injuries after the Ford Explorer crashed into Oakland Chinese in a Ramapo Valley Road shopping center off Yawpo Avenue near Route 287.Police, firefighters and EMS responded to the incident along with a building inspector.Aftermath.Linda ...

  8. 7-Year-Old Child Stabbed Dead In Paterson

    7-Year-Old Child Stabbed Dead In Paterson

    UPDATE: Responders furiously tried to save the life a 7-year-old Paterson boy whom authorities said was stabbed dead by his mother early Saturday.Iris Tolentino, 46, also stabbed the dead boy's 17-year-old brother, who was holding a bathroom closed to keep her restrained until police arrived, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a ...

  9. Fire Blows Through Roof Of Bergenfield Restaurant

    Fire Blows Through Roof Of Bergenfield Restaurant

    UPDATE: Firefighters doused a blaze that ravaged a Thai restaurant in Bergenfield.The fire at the Thai Food takeout and catering restaurant on West Church Street off Railroad Avenue broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday.Firefighters contained the blaze to the small structure, with no injuries reported, according to Mayor Arvin Amatorio.Amatorio said he met with the owners and ...

  10. Police Eye Why Sedan Barreled Through Dunkin Donuts Lot, Crashed On Route 1 Near GWB

    Police Eye Why Sedan Barreled Through Dunkin Donuts Lot, Crashed On Route 1 Near GWB

    UPDATE: A Ridgefield driver may have suffered a medical episode before his sedan barreled through a Fort Lee Dunkin Donuts parking lot, slammed into a divider on northbound Route 1 and was struck by another car, closing the highway for hours, authorities said.The 2006 Infinity M35 driven by the 57-year-old motorist plowed over a decorative tree and down a retaining wall onto the highway ...

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