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Jon Craig

Content Producer 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. Toms River Man Admits Robbing Local Bank

    Toms River Man Admits Robbing Local Bank

    A Toms River man admitted robbing a local bank in 2019, authorities said Wednesday.Patrick Callahan, 47, passed a note to the teller at the Chase Bank on Route 37 around 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2019, saying he had a gun and then left with $1,000, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.Callahan was arrested without incident on Jan. 2, 2021, by officers of the Mount Laurel Police ...

  2. South Jersey Man Indicted For Beating Wife Dead With Hammer

    South Jersey Man Indicted For Beating Wife Dead With Hammer

    A South Jersey ma has been indicted in connection with last summer's alleged beating death of his 30-year-old wife, authorities said.An Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment on a first-degree murder charge against Robert Declementi, 37, of Brigantine, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.Brigantine police received a 9-1-1 call at 4:27 a.m. on Aug. 22, ...

  3. South Jersey Fugitive, 38, Arrested At Atlantic City Bus Terminal After Serious Stabbing

    South Jersey Fugitive, 38, Arrested At Atlantic City Bus Terminal After Serious Stabbing

    A 38-year-old man from Camden County has been arrested in connection with a fight that ended with a multiple stabbing in Atlantic City, authorities said. The suspect allegedly was found by police trying to flee the city by bus. Darren M. Petti of Bellmawr was charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges, an Atlantic City police spokesman said on Thursday.At 4:19 a.m. on ...

  4. NJ Dad Taunted Son On Treadmill Calling Him 'Fat' In Weeks Preceding Boy's Death, Mom Says

    NJ Dad Taunted Son On Treadmill Calling Him 'Fat' In Weeks Preceding Boy's Death, Mom Says

    Corey Micciolo hated going to his dad's house, his mom said.He would kick and scream and hide in the closet, Bre Micciolo said of her son.One day, when he came back with bruises, she understood why. Corey was just 6 years old when he told his mother that his biological father, Christopher J. Gregor, bit him on the head and repeatedly put him on a treadmill while calling him ...

  5. South Jersey Woman, 53, Caused Fentanyl Overdose Death, Prosecutor Says

    South Jersey Woman, 53, Caused Fentanyl Overdose Death, Prosecutor Says

    A 53-year-old woman from South Jersey has been charged with several drug-related crimes in connection with a fatal overdose, authorities said.Linda Naulty of Mount Holly was charged Monday with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, according to  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Lumberton Township Police Chief Nicholas Peditto.The charges stem from ...

  6. WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Player Takes Home $100K

    WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Player Takes Home $100K

    One lucky Jersey 5 Cash player matched all five numbers drawn Thursday to win the jackpot, state Lottery officials said.The winning ticket is worth $100,000.Thursday's winning numbers were: 02, 03, 18, 29, and 31 and the XTRA number was: 03. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. That ticket was sold at PSM Liquors X Inc., 701 Cass ...

  7. 53-Year-Old Man Shot Twice In Trenton Dies 2 Hours Later, Prosecutor Says

    53-Year-Old Man Shot Twice In Trenton Dies 2 Hours Later, Prosecutor Says

    UPDATED: A 53-year-old man shot in Trenton late Wednesday died of his gunshot wounds about two hours later, authorities said.Pablo Herrera Chun was shot, twice, near 43 N. Stockton St. about 8:40 p.m., according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.Chun was pronounced dead at about 10:20 p.m., the prosector's office said on Thursday.Chun was taken to Capital Health System-Fuld ...

  8. 'Multiple Shooting' Reported In Asbury Park

    'Multiple Shooting' Reported In Asbury Park

    Police, EMS crews and other first responders were called on a report of "multiple shootings" on the Jersey Shore, authorities said.Serious gunfire was reported to 9-1-1 in Asbury Park late Thursday night, according to initial reports.At least two people were struck by bullets at about 10 p.m. near 1100 Atlantic Ave., according to an unconfirmed report.One shooting victim was taken from ...

  9. Serious Stabbing Reported In South Jersey

    Serious Stabbing Reported In South Jersey

    First responders were called on a report of a serious stabbing in South Jersey, authorities said.A 53-year-old woman was stabbing shortly before 5 p.m., reports said.The incident occurred in an apartment at 300 Broadway in Westville, initial reports said. Her  bleeding was being controlled by EMS crews, reports said.The stab wound may have been to the victim's hand, reports ...

  10. Atlantic City Woman, 57, Struck, Killed While Helping Stranded Motorist At Route 30 Crash Scene

    Atlantic City Woman, 57, Struck, Killed While Helping Stranded Motorist At Route 30 Crash Scene

    A motorist who stopped to help another motorist involved in a crash was struck and killed in South Jersey, authorities said. Atlantic City police were called to Route 30 on a report of a collision about 10 p.m. Wednesday, a department spokesman said.Responding patrol officers found  that a Jeep SUV operated by an unidentified driver, 35, from Atlantic City, struck a center ...

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