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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. Teaneck PBA Hopes Reflective Vest, Coat Helps Motorists See Business District Fixture, 79

    Teaneck PBA Hopes Reflective Vest, Coat Helps Motorists See Business District Fixture, 79

    At 79, Patty Mare has become a familiar figure in Teaneck, assisting local merchants as she shuttles from storefront to storefront. But not everyone instantly sees her as she crosses busy Cedar Lane.Concerned for Mare's safety, members of Teaneck PBA Local #215 gave her a reflective vest and winter coat.Mare, who is developmentally disabled, lives near bustling Cedar Lane with her ...

  2. Hiking Trio Rescued From Palisades Near NJ/NY Border

    Hiking Trio Rescued From Palisades Near NJ/NY Border

    Responders on Monday rescued three female hikers who wandered off a trail along the Palisades near the New Jersey/New York border.Several agencies sent personnel following an alert that they could have fallen from a cliff in Palisades Interstate Park a short distance north of the State Line Lookout in Alpine.Fort Lee, Edgewater, Englewood and Closter firefighters sent rigs, joining ...

  3. NJ Ex-Con Gets 25 Years In Fed Pen For Flooding Bergen, Passaic, Rockland Suburbs With Heroin

    NJ Ex-Con Gets 25 Years In Fed Pen For Flooding Bergen, Passaic, Rockland Suburbs With Heroin

    A Paterson ex-con is headed to federal prison for 25 years for distributing heroin by the pound in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties.Reinaldo “Memo” Rodriguez, 30, was part of a network that that stretched from the Bronx to Paterson and into suburban towns in all three counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.One ring member, Edwin Lopez of Elmwood Park, was sentenced to ...

  4. Symposium Seeks To Show Bergen Domestic Violence Victims Way To Safety

    Symposium Seeks To Show Bergen Domestic Violence Victims Way To Safety

    Because some victims of domestic violence in Bergen County may not be aware of the various resources available, several agencies are uniting this Thursday to help show the way.A free “Domestic Violence Awareness Night” symposium is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the New Milford High School auditorium at Snyder Circle.The scheduled panel guests include one of New Jersey’s most ...

  5. Minivan Slams Into Paramus Tree: Driver Hospitalized, Wheelchair-Bound Passenger OK

    Minivan Slams Into Paramus Tree: Driver Hospitalized, Wheelchair-Bound Passenger OK

    The driver of a van that struck a tree early Monday afternoon in Paramus was hospitalized after complaining of chest pains.A wheelchair-bound passenger whom she was transporting wasn't injured after the crash in front of 796 Paramus Road.The driver was taken to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.A flatbed tow truck removed the minivan.Paramus police and EMS responded, along with a Valley ...

  6. Palisades Parkway Police Rescue Suicidal Closter OD Victim In Locked Car At Alpine Lookout

    Palisades Parkway Police Rescue Suicidal Closter OD Victim In Locked Car At Alpine Lookout

    Palisades Interstate Parkway police rescued a suicidal 50-year-old Closter man after he’d overdosed in a moving car at the State Line Lookout in Alpine.Officers pulled behind the victim’s locked 2018 Lexus, which backed into their patrol unit, disabling it, as they tried to wake him on Sunday, Lt. Jock Watson Jr. said.They eventually forced their way into the car, put it in park and got ...

  7. Couple Found Dead In Paramus Home From Apparent Overdoses, Authorities Say

    Couple Found Dead In Paramus Home From Apparent Overdoses, Authorities Say

    A Paramus man and his live-in girlfriend were found dead of apparent drug overdoses at his parents' home over the weekend, authorities said.He was 47, she was 51, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.His 77-year-old mother called police from their Forest Avenue home across from Van Saun Park shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday after finding him on the kitchen floor and her in a bedroom, ...

  8. Habitual Mahwah Offenders Charged With Drugs In Glen Rock Route 208 Stop Released Again

    Habitual Mahwah Offenders Charged With Drugs In Glen Rock Route 208 Stop Released Again

    A pair of 29-year-old habitual offenders from Mahwah were arrested by Glen Rock police on drug charges following a Route 208 stop – and then released soon after being booked into the Bergen County Jail.An officer pulled them over around 1:30 a.m. Saturday for failure to signal what became an unsafe lane change on the northbound highway, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Che Muller and ...

  9. Authorities: Wanted Shooter Reaches For Gun, Subdued By Paterson Police

    Authorities: Wanted Shooter Reaches For Gun, Subdued By Paterson Police

    Paterson police avoided a tragedy when they subdued a wanted city man who tried to pull a gun on them as they moved in to arrest him for a shooting, authorities said.Police began searching for Yusef M. Page, 18, shortly after the 24-year-old victim from Hillside was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at 1:20 p.m. Saturday with a non-fatal wound from a shooting on ...

  10. Sex Assault Reported At Rutgers

    Sex Assault Reported At Rutgers

    Authorities were searching for an intruder responsible for a reported sexual assault in a Rutgers dormitory early Sunday.The intruder got into an unlocked dorm room at the Livingston campus in Pisacataway and "made unwanted sexual contact" on a sleeping resident, Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said.He then fled when the victim awoke, Cop said.The chief didn't say whether or not the ...

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