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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. Plea Deal Could Have Passaic Man Who Sexually Assaulted Two Kids Out Of Prison In Seven Years

    Plea Deal Could Have Passaic Man Who Sexually Assaulted Two Kids Out Of Prison In Seven Years

    A Passaic man who admitted sexually assaulting two young children could be back on the street after serving less than seven years in state prison.Ediberto Ordaz, 56, was arrested this past January following an investigation by conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes’s Office Special Victims Unit and Passaic police.He quickly took a deal from prosecutors rather than go ...

  2. NJ County Prosecutor Resigns Amid Allegations, Lawsuits, Probe

    NJ County Prosecutor Resigns Amid Allegations, Lawsuits, Probe

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner has resigned amid ethics complaints, lawsuits and allegations of misconduct.First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill was sworn in as the county's acting top law enforcer after Gov. Phil Murphy's office announced Tyner's resignation.“We thank Damon Tyner for his service to Atlantic County and the State of New Jersey, and wish him the best in his future ...

  3. Unlicensed Driver Jailed In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Lodi Man

    Unlicensed Driver Jailed In Hit-Run Death Of Beloved Lodi Man

    An unlicensed Paterson driver was charged with the hit-and-run death of a Lodi man three months ago.Armando “Chino” Medrano, 44, was struck near Public School No. 8 on Main Street in the early morning hours of April 24.He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center a short time later.An investigation was intensifying when Kymora Jordan, 30, who fled the scene, ...

  4. GOTCHA! Fugitive Paterson Brothers Wanted In Double Murder Captured In South Carolina

    GOTCHA! Fugitive Paterson Brothers Wanted In Double Murder Captured In South Carolina

    Two fugitive brothers from Paterson were captured and charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two city men during the July 4th weekend, authorities announced Tuesday.Jose Edgar Martinez-Garcia, 33, and Francisco Martinez-Garcia, 27, were nabbed by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, they said.Both were sought in the stabbing deaths of ...

  5. PAPD, NYPD Rescue Would-Be Jumper From GWB

    PAPD, NYPD Rescue Would-Be Jumper From GWB

    A suicidal New York man was rescued from the George Washington Bridge and brought to a hospital for a psychological evaluation Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.Port Authority police “received a report from 911 of a suicidal man, 51, on the bridge,” PAPD spokeswoman Lenis Valens said.“Both the PAPD and NYPD canvassed the span and found him on the southern pedestrian walkway near the ...

  6. Secaucus PD Properly Handled Suicidal Gunman Who Fired At Them, Grand Jury Finds

    Secaucus PD Properly Handled Suicidal Gunman Who Fired At Them, Grand Jury Finds

    As expected, a grand jury found that Secaucus police bore no responsibility in the death of a gunman who exchanged shots with them before turning the weapon on himself, authorities announced Tuesday.Officers responding to a shots-fired call in the 300 block of Sea Isle Key in the Harmon Cove development on Dec. 1, 2019 found town resident Anthony Rosso, 68, armed with a handgun, Acting ...

  7. BUSTED: Scammer, 71, Cons Recent Widow Out Of $100,000, Edgewater Police Charge

    BUSTED: Scammer, 71, Cons Recent Widow Out Of $100,000, Edgewater Police Charge

    Her husband had just died when a widow lost $100,000 to a 71-year-old con artist from Edgewater, authorities charged.Anna Bors was already known to police.She has a record of arrests involving bank fraud, check kiting and thefts in Edgewater and Fort Lee and is believed to be part of an online “sweepstakes” or “lottery” scam ring, Detective Sgt. Teddy Wetklow said.This time, Bors ...

  8. ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Fondling New Milford Girl, 14

    ICE Puts Hold On Guatemalan National Accused Of Fondling New Milford Girl, 14

    ICE has issued a detainer on a Guatemalan national whom authorities charged with fondling and assaulting a 14-year-old New Milford girl.Maximo Itzep, 21, touched the victim's breasts and pushed her into a wall while restraining her arms, Detective Lt. Kevin Van Saders said.The girl's father called borough police shortly before noon Sunday, Van Saders said.Itzep later surrendered and was ...

  9. Unlicensed Driver Pleads Guilty In 108 MPH DWI Crash That Killed Paterson Teen

    Unlicensed Driver Pleads Guilty In 108 MPH DWI Crash That Killed Paterson Teen

    An unlicensed driver involved in a high-speed DWI crash in Paterson that killed an 17-year-old passenger pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide rather than face trial, authorities said.Lawan A. Henry, 23, of Paterson will be eligible for parole in a little over 7½ years under a plea bargain reached with prosecutors.Henry admitted Monday in Superior Court in Paterson that he was driving ...

  10. GOTCHA! Citizen Helps Nab Hit-Run Driver Who Struck Palisades Park Pedestrian, Police Say

    GOTCHA! Citizen Helps Nab Hit-Run Driver Who Struck Palisades Park Pedestrian, Police Say

    A driver who fled after hitting a pedestrian crossing a downtown Palisades Park street was tracked down and arrested by police after a good Samaritan followed him, authorities said.The 38-year-old Fort Lee victim was in the crosswalk as she headed across Broad Avenue when a Honda Pilot turning left from East Homestead Avenue hit her shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Detective Sgt. Alex ...

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