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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. Passaic House Fire Doused

    Passaic House Fire Doused

    Friends said a woman and her teenage children lost most of their belonging when a July 4th weekend fire damaged their Passaic home.Firefighters quickly got to the Third Street address off Essex Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. and had the fire under control in barely a half-hour.They limited the fire damage to the first floor, where the blaze apparently began, and the second floor, which ...

  2. Hours-Long Multi-Alarm Warehouse Blaze Doused In Palisades Park

    Hours-Long Multi-Alarm Warehouse Blaze Doused In Palisades Park

    A stubborn multi-alarm fire ravaged a vacant Palisades Park warehouse and spread to another.A firefighter sustained what was characterized as a minor injury in the Fairview Street blaze Saturday just off Grand Avenue down the street from westbound Route 46 in Palisades Park.Firefighters were met by heavy flames that quickly shot through the roof of the primary building shortly before 6 ...

  3. TSA At Newark Airport Picks Off First Gun Of July 4th Weekend

    TSA At Newark Airport Picks Off First Gun Of July 4th Weekend

    The July Fourth weekend started off at Newark Airport's TSA security checkpoints with what wasn't exactly a bang but still drew a lot of attention.A TSA officer at a checkpoint X-ray monitor spotted a gun inside a traveler's carry-on bag, agency spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said.It was the 10th firearm picked off at a Newark Airport checkpoint this year, she said.The man told officials ...

  4. Fire Tears Through Former Paterson Church

    Fire Tears Through Former Paterson Church

    Flames shot through a former church overnight in Paterson.No injuries were reported in the three-alarm blaze, which broke out in the Greater Assembly Holy House of Prayer on Arch Street, off North 1st, shortly before 2:30 a.m.Firefighters were quickly forced to an exterior attack as flames blew through the roof. It took nearly four hours to knock down the main body of the blaze.Fire ...

  5. Firefighters In Maywood Douse Side By Side Garage Blazes

    Firefighters In Maywood Douse Side By Side Garage Blazes

    Maywood firefighters had not one but two fully involved overnight garage blazes to put down at once.The side-by-side garages caught fire at the end of Lenox Avenue behind Coach's Park near the municipal pool around 4:30 a.m. Friday.Firefighters had to blaze under control in under a half-hour, with minor extension to a home.No injuries were reported nor was a possible cause immediately ...

  6. WANTED: Fugitive Passaic Strip Club Manager Convicted In Gang Rape And Recordings

    WANTED: Fugitive Passaic Strip Club Manager Convicted In Gang Rape And Recordings

    UPDATE: Authorities were searching for the former manager of a Passaic strip club who was convicted of participating in the video-recorded gang rape of a dancer during an after-hours party.Jurors this week found Luis Guzman, 41, guilty of several counts stemming from the Nov. 5, 2012 attack at Mr. B’s Gentlemen’s Club.Guzman attended the trial during testimony but skipped bail before ...

  7. Kush-y Setup: 50 Plants, Four Pounds Of Pot Seized, Englewood Man Busted In Growhouse Raid

    Kush-y Setup: 50 Plants, Four Pounds Of Pot Seized, Englewood Man Busted In Growhouse Raid

    A disturbance call brought police to an Englewood home where they said they found an illegal pot grow house, complete with an irrigation system and special lighting.Authorities seized four pounds of packaged pot and more than 50 plants from the Knickerbocker Road residence off West Hudson Avenue, Lt. Fred Pulice said.The accused grower, Andrew Wepner, 40, had left before they got there ...

  8. Passaic County Man Threatens To Kill Police Captain With Traffic Stop Ambush: Authorities

    Passaic County Man Threatens To Kill Police Captain With Traffic Stop Ambush: Authorities

    A Passaic County man was charged with threatening to lure a local police captain into a traffic stop so he could shoot him and chop his head off, authorities said.Jante Bagh, 41, called the Prospect Park Police Department on Tuesday and said he would lure the captain into a stop, “pop one in his head” and then cut it off, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said.Bagh, who lives ...

  9. Sheriff’s K-9 Sniffs Out Fleeing Offender Who Tried Hiding In Vacant Garfield Building Ductwork

    Sheriff’s K-9 Sniffs Out Fleeing Offender Who Tried Hiding In Vacant Garfield Building Ductwork

    A repeat offender bolted from Garfield police but was tracked down by a K-9 and removed with the help of firefighters after he tried hiding inside the ductwork of an abandoned building, authorities said.Officers Richy Mendez and Jaroslaw Wdowiak were responding to a resident’s car burglary call when they spotted city resident Jayden M. Barbarino Costa, 18, in the backyard of the ...

  10. Motorcyclist Killed Exiting Route 3

    Motorcyclist Killed Exiting Route 3

    A 53-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash while exiting Route 3 in Rutherford, responders said.The borough resident was leaving the westbound highway when the crash occurred at the Ridge Road exit shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Police Chief John Russo said.He was pronounced dead at the scene, the chief said.

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