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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. North Arlington Burn Victim Airlifted To Barnabas From Lyndhurst

    North Arlington Burn Victim Airlifted To Barnabas From Lyndhurst

    A North Arlington woman was flown to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after she was severely burned Saturday afternoon in a cooking flashover.An ambulance brought the 45-year-old Madison Street victim to the Riverside County Park field in Lyndhurst, where an AirMed One chopper picked her up shortly before 1 p.m., Capt. Robert Reilly said.Reilly thanked Hackensack University ...

  2. DoorDash Delivery Driver Shot Dead In Paterson

    DoorDash Delivery Driver Shot Dead In Paterson

    A woman making a DoorDash delivery in Paterson was shot and killed in her car Friday night.Petra Rhoden, 43, drove off after she was shot in the chest on Rosa Parks Boulevard near her Harrison Street destination around 10:20 p.m. Friday, crashing her car through a fence and into a shed , authorities said.Rhoden, who previously lived in Englewood and more recently in Paterson, was later ...

  3. Paterson Ex-Con Captured, Charged With August Street Slaying

    Paterson Ex-Con Captured, Charged With August Street Slaying

    An ongoing dispute ended when a Paterson ex-con pulled a gun and shot another in the back, killing him, on a city street, authorities said Saturday in announcing the accused murderer’s capture.Lavar Bellfield, 35, was charged with murder and weapons offenses – including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm – in the Aug. 4 slaying of 28-year-old Kevin Lewis in front of 271 ...

  4. NJ Transit Driver Injured In Ridgefield Park School Bus Crash Gets $2.25M In Settlement

    NJ Transit Driver Injured In Ridgefield Park School Bus Crash Gets $2.25M In Settlement

    A driver who suffered spinal injuries that kept him from ever returning to work when his NJ Transit bus was struck from behind by a school bus in Ridgefield Park received a $2.25 million settlement, a published report says.Miguel Alvarez had stopped to collect passengers on eastbound Route 46 when his bus was struck from behind on June 22, 2017, aggravating a previous injury, attorney ...

  5. Authorities: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By FedEx Truck On Route 23 In Wayne Still Not ID'd

    Authorities: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By FedEx Truck On Route 23 In Wayne Still Not ID'd

    More than a day after a man was struck and killed by a FedEx truck on Route 23 in Wayne, authorities hadn't yet been able to identify him.The victim was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a little over a half-hour after he was struck on the highway's northbound side near Black Oak Ridge Road, authorities said Friday.The body was ...

  6. Englewood Homeowner Falls From Ladder

    Englewood Homeowner Falls From Ladder

    An Englewood homeowner was hospitalized Friday morning after falling from atop a ladder outside his house.The 60-something Lafayette Place homeowner was semi-conscious after falling while doing work on his house shortly before 9:45 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said.He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the deputy chief said.

  7. VIDEO: Passaic Police Chief Orders Probe After Officer Vows To Arrest Rabbi For Facebook Post

    VIDEO: Passaic Police Chief Orders Probe After Officer Vows To Arrest Rabbi For Facebook Post

    UPDATE: Passaic Police Chief Luis Guzman said Friday that two illegally parked private ambulances were towed early Thursday following warnings issued three days earlier -- and again that morning.Guzman also said that the owner’s 64-year-old mother was taken into custody for refusing several times to stop blocking the vehicles from being removed.At the same time, Mayor Hector Carlos Lora ...

  8. Prosecutor: Husband Helped Union County Woman Embezzle $100,000 From Bergen Business

    Prosecutor: Husband Helped Union County Woman Embezzle $100,000 From Bergen Business

    A Union County woman embezzled $100,000 from a Bergen County company with her husband’s help, said authorities who busted both.Kristine Whiting, 44, of North Plainfield took business checks from her former employer and either cashed them or deposited them into bank accounts in hers or her husband’s name, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Detectives charged Whiting and her ...

  9. Optimum Employee, 24, Hit By Car In Hackensack

    Optimum Employee, 24, Hit By Car In Hackensack

    An Optimum service tech was bleeding from the forehead and complaining of pain after she was struck by a car in Hackensack on Friday, authorities said.The 24-year-old victim was conscious after being struck by a 2018 Honda Civic driven by a 36-year-old Hackensack man in front of 10 Orchard Street around 8:30 a.m., city police Capt. Nicole Foley said.She was taken to Hackensack ...

  10. ICE: Accused WNY Gunman In Cliffside Park Shooting May Be In US Illegally

    ICE: Accused WNY Gunman In Cliffside Park Shooting May Be In US Illegally

    Federal authorities slapped a detainer on a West New York resident accused of shooting a man in the back in Cliffside Park two weeks ago.Josue Orellana, 18, was brought Thursday to the Bergen County Jail following extradition proceedings in Pennsylvania, where he was captured on Sept. 11 by a strike force led by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.The Salvadoran ...

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