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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. HOLIDAY TRAGEDY: Merchant, 42, Commits Suicide In Downtown Westwood

    HOLIDAY TRAGEDY: Merchant, 42, Commits Suicide In Downtown Westwood

    A merchant shot and killed himself in downtown Westwood Saturday afternoon, authorities confirmed.Stunned shoppers looked on as police cordoned off the area as forensic investigators from the Bergen County Sheriff's Office collected evidence in a municipal parking lot behind LaViano Jewelers on Westwood Avenue just off Fairview Avenue.The victim died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, ...

  2. FOUND! FBI Recovers Van With 'Possible Connection' To Jersey City Shootings

    FOUND! FBI Recovers Van With 'Possible Connection' To Jersey City Shootings

    The FBI recovered the white van that authorities believe the two shooters in Tuesday’s gun battle with police in Jersey City had lived in after they were evicted from their Elizabeth home.The white 2001 Ford van, recovered in Orange, has a "possible connection to the Jersey City shootings," FBI spokesperson Patty Hartman said Saturday morning.The FBI "will examine [it] for any ...

  3. WATCH: Man Shot In Head In Paterson Records Facetime Video

    WATCH: Man Shot In Head In Paterson Records Facetime Video

    "I'm dyin', bro," a 23-year-old Paterson man told his friend in a live social media video moments after he was shot in the head Friday night.How the father of two was wounded on Elm Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. wasn't immediately clear.More than 12 hours later, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office hadn't released any information about the incident."I'm gonna f*****' die, my ...

  4. Police: Credit Card Con Artist Takes Advantage Of Kind-Hearted Lyndhurst Salon Owner

    Police: Credit Card Con Artist Takes Advantage Of Kind-Hearted Lyndhurst Salon Owner

    A woman who stiffed a kind-hearted Lyndhurst salon owner out of more than $600 by claiming that she had to go to her car to get her debit card was in the middle of a spree of cons, said police who caught her.Christina Riccardelli, 22 of Howell Township, gave detectives a full confession, they said – and then smiled for her mugshot.It began on Dec. 4, when Riccardelli told the owner of ...

  5. FBI Finds Van With Possible Connection To Jersey City Shootings

    FBI Finds Van With Possible Connection To Jersey City Shootings

    The FBI recovered the white van that the two shooters in Tuesday’s gun battle with police in Jersey City had lived in after they were evicted from their Elizabeth home.The white 2001 Ford van, recovered in Orange, has a "possible connection to the Jersey City shootings," FBI spokesperson Patty Hartman said Saturday morning.The FBI "will examine [it] for any evidence," Hartman said.The ...

  6. Morris Jurors Convict Ex-Martial Arts School Owner Of Molesting Girl, Third Case In 5 Years

    Morris Jurors Convict Ex-Martial Arts School Owner Of Molesting Girl, Third Case In 5 Years

    Jurors in Morristown convicted the former owner of a defunct martial arts school on Friday of molesting an 11-year-old girl – the third such case that he’d been involved in over a five-year span.Richard Perry, 48, was ordered held in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a Jan. 17 sentencing after jurors found him guilty of sexual assault and child endangerment.The ...

  7. SEEN HIM? Man Wanted For Questioning After 'Concerning' Comment About Local NJ High School

    SEEN HIM? Man Wanted For Questioning After 'Concerning' Comment About Local NJ High School

    A reward was being offered to anyone who can hep authorities find a man who they said recently made a "concerning" reference to a local school while in a Morris County store.The 50-something person of interest entered the Eagle Rock Avenue business in East Hanover Township on Thursday, made the comment and left, according to the Morris County Shereiff's Crimestoppers.www.copcall.org"The ...

  8. ‘Pretty Bird’: Roosters Rescued From Paterson Cockfighting Ring Get TLC At St. Hubert's

    ‘Pretty Bird’: Roosters Rescued From Paterson Cockfighting Ring Get TLC At St. Hubert's

    Dozens of roosters rescued from a Paterson cockfighting ring are being “re-homed” by an acclaimed Morris County shelter.“We’ve been calling them all ‘Pretty Bird,” said Rebecca Burton, the vice-president of operations at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, which handles distressed animals.“There are approximately 50 birds not spoken for by adopters or being transferred out to ...

  9. Nassau County CIO Sentenced To Federal Prison In $1.14 Million Bribe Scheme

    Nassau County CIO Sentenced To Federal Prison In $1.14 Million Bribe Scheme

    A Roslyn man was sentenced Friday to a plea-bargained two years in federal prison for demanding bribes from the owner of two New Jersey IT staffing firms to get contracts from a Texas financial services company.Mark Berger, 59, must serve all of the sentence handed down by a U.S. District Court judge in Trenton, New Jersey. There’s no parole in the federal prison system.Berger was the ...

  10. Self-Described ‘El Chapo Of Opioids' Doctor From Oakland Indicted Again, This Time By The Feds

    Self-Described ‘El Chapo Of Opioids' Doctor From Oakland Indicted Again, This Time By The Feds

    An Oakland physician who already pleaded guilty to state insurance fraud charges has been indicted on federal counts of prescribing opioids without a legitimate medical reason and doctoring records to cover it up.FBI agents in May arrested Robert Delagente -- who they said called himself the “Candy Man” and the “El Chapo of Opioids” – during raids at North Jersey Family Medicine (NJFM) ...

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