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Somerset Daily Voice serves Bernardsville, Bridgewater Township, Franklin Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Raritan, Somerville & Watchung

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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. Baby, Grandmother Killed In South Jersey House Fire

    Baby, Grandmother Killed In South Jersey House Fire

    A 9-month-old baby and her grandmother were killed overnight in a fire that destroyed a home in Mercer County, authorities said.The fire started about 3:40 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Hamilton Township, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. The quickly-moving blaze caused a partial roof collapse in a two and a half story, wood-frame duplex, and ...

  2. Trenton Doles Out COVID Pandemic 'Hazard Pay' For 1,000+ Public Workers

    Trenton Doles Out COVID Pandemic 'Hazard Pay' For 1,000+ Public Workers

    The City of Trenton issued a second paycheck this week for more than 1,000 municipal employees who worked during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said."Hazard pay" of up to $7,000 for any qualified public employee was distributed with regular paychecks on Thursday and Friday, a city spokesman said. The extra pay, including money given to part-time city workers and library employees, ...

  3. Alleged Jersey Shore Home Invaders Indicted In Shooting Death, Prosecutor Says

    Alleged Jersey Shore Home Invaders Indicted In Shooting Death, Prosecutor Says

    A pair of alleged robbers from the Jersey Shore have been indicted in connection with a home invasion and fatal shooting, authorities said.Leonard B. Ludwigsen Jr., 26, of Egg Harbor Township and Neco J. Pitts, 28 of Long Branch were indicted for the first-degree felony murder of 24-year-old Arturo Barrera III last year, according the the Atlantic County Prosecutor.An Atlantic ...

  4. South Jersey Fire Killed Baby Girl, Woman; Hospitalized 3 Others

    South Jersey Fire Killed Baby Girl, Woman; Hospitalized 3 Others

    UPDATED: A major overnight fire that gutted a duplex home in Mercer County killed a 9-month-old girl and a woman in her 40s, authorities confirmed.The fire started about 3:40 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Hamilton Township, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri. The quickly-moving blaze caused a partial roof collapse in a two and a ...

  5. 70-Year-Old Atlantic City Man Indicted In Neighbor's Shooting Death

    70-Year-Old Atlantic City Man Indicted In Neighbor's Shooting Death

    A 70 year-old man from Atlantic City has been indicted in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman after a neighborhood dispute last fall, authorities said. Maximo Santiago was charged with first-degree murder and several weapons offenses in the death of 32 year-old Marketa E. Thorpe of Atlantic City, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.On Sept. 12, ...

  6. NJ Man Who Went On Racial Tirade Newly Charged With Stalking, Damaging Neighbors' Vehicles

    NJ Man Who Went On Racial Tirade Newly Charged With Stalking, Damaging Neighbors' Vehicles

    A 45-year-old South Jersey man captured in a viral video harassing his black neighbors has been newly charged with damaging their vehicles, stalking and drug-dealing offenses, authorities said.Edward C. Mathews, of Mount Laurel, was charged Thursday with multiple counts of criminal mischief, multiple drug-related offenses including dealing drugs, stalking and several weapons offenses, ...

  7. Jersey Shore Man Indicted In Stabbing Death Of 29-Year-Old Lakewood Man, Prosecutor Says

    Jersey Shore Man Indicted In Stabbing Death Of 29-Year-Old Lakewood Man, Prosecutor Says

    A 32-year-old man from Ocean County has been indicted for the alleged stabbing death of a Lakewood man, authorities said.Jorge Santiago-Garcia, also of Lakewood, was indicted by a county grand jury on Thursday on murder charges and several weapons offenses, according to the Ocean County prosecutor.The indictment came in connection with the death of Rodrigo Jimenez-Paz last summer, ...

  8. Jersey Shore Man Indicted In DWI Crash, Seriously Injuring Toms River Woman, Prosecutor Says

    Jersey Shore Man Indicted In DWI Crash, Seriously Injuring Toms River Woman, Prosecutor Says

    A 49-year-old Jersey Shore has been indicted in connection with a drunken driving crash that hospitalized another motorist last fall, authorities said. William Andujar of the Whiting section of the Manchester Township was indicted by a county grand jury on Thursday for seriously injuring a driver from South Toms River after rear-ending her car, according to Ocean County ...

  9. Ex-Convict Indicted In Stabbing Death Of Trenton Girlfriend Over Cellphone Calls

    Ex-Convict Indicted In Stabbing Death Of Trenton Girlfriend Over Cellphone Calls

    A 34-year-old ex-convict from South Jersey has been indicted in connection with the fatal stabbing of his ex-girlfriend after arguing with her about cellphone calls, authorities said.A county grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging Irvin Hayes of Lawrence in last summer's death of Shamira Williams, 32, of Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri ...

  10. Jersey Shore Dad Assaulted During Fireworks Celebration Faces Long Road To Recovery

    Jersey Shore Dad Assaulted During Fireworks Celebration Faces Long Road To Recovery

    Family and neighbors of an Ocean County pedestrian hospitalized after a Fourth of July fight with a motorist are rounding up support for his recovery.A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise health-care money and other financial assistance for Alan Stever, 56, of Toms River. More than $6,000 had been raised on the page as of Thursday. On Sunday night, Toms River ...

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