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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. Spectacular Hudson River Flyover Planned As Part Of President's 4th Of July 'Salute To America'

    Spectacular Hudson River Flyover Planned As Part Of President's 4th Of July 'Salute To America'

    A military jet flyover bound for President Trump’s July 4th “Salute to America” in Washington, D.C. will head down the Hudson River around 5 p.m. Saturday and pass just east of the Statue of Liberty, organizers said. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps jets will fly over in five waves. Up front will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15 ...

  2. Police Unions Respond To 'Inflammatory Hate Speech'

    Police Unions Respond To 'Inflammatory Hate Speech'

    With "vile ideology" festering in their communities in the form of "ACAB" posts and signs, three Bergen County police locals banded together Friday morning to have their say."Please remember, and remind your children, that police officers in the Pascack Valley are your friends - not your enemies," presidents and delegates of Hillsdale PBA Local 207, Montvale PBA Local 303 and Pascack ...

  3. Driver Who Thought He Hit Animal On PIP Struck, Killed When He Gets Out To Check

    Driver Who Thought He Hit Animal On PIP Struck, Killed When He Gets Out To Check

    A driver who thought he'd struck a small animal with his minivan on the Palisades Interstate Parkway was struck and killed after he got out to check, authorities said.Passengers told responding officers that the Brooklyn driver stopped his 2014 Toyota Sienna on the northbound side right before the New York state border in Alpine shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, PIP Police Sgt. First ...

  4. Authorities Seek Help In Minivan Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Paterson Man, 39

    Authorities Seek Help In Minivan Hit-Run Crash That Seriously Injured Paterson Man, 39

    Authorities late Thursday turned to the public for help finding a hit-and-run minivan driver who struck and seriously injured a pedestrian five days earlier in Paterson.The 39-year-old victim was struck by a light-colored Dodge Caravan as he crossed Totowa Avenue near Marion Street shortly after 11:30 p.m. last Saturday, they said.Although Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and ...

  5. North Bergen Special Police Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound

    North Bergen Special Police Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound

    REQUIESCAT IN PACE: A special police officer from North Bergen who shot himself in the parking lot of a Hudson River hotel in Edgewater succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, authorities said.Responding officers found township the officer sitting in a vehicle outside the Comfort Inn along the Hudson River around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, responders said.As they approached him to talk, a ...

  6. Wayne PD: Worker Watching Live Video Points Police To Overnight Fertilizer Store Burglar

    Wayne PD: Worker Watching Live Video Points Police To Overnight Fertilizer Store Burglar

    A 60-year-old Wayne man chiseled his way into a township fertilizer store before dawn Thursday as an employee watched on surveillance video, said police who then caught the burglar inside.Officers were responding to a burglar alarm shortly before 3 a.m. when the employee of Wayne Wholesale Fertilizer in the township’s Mountain View section called police headquarters and said he’d seen ...

  7. It Is High, It Is Far, It Is... Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, CC Working Out At Don Bosco In Ramsey

    It Is High, It Is Far, It Is... Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, CC Working Out At Don Bosco In Ramsey

    The diamond at Bergen County’s Don Bosco Prep has seen some dingers in its day, but not like the long-ball barrage launched earlier this week by New York Yankees Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Mike Ford (scroll down for videos).Joining them for a workout on the high school ballfield in advance of this Saturday's first official spring training workout were retired Yankee pitcher CC ...

  8. US Marshals Capture Reputed ‘Glock Boys’ Member Accused In Paterson Gang War Shooting

    US Marshals Capture Reputed ‘Glock Boys’ Member Accused In Paterson Gang War Shooting

    U.S. Marshals captured a reputed member of Paterson’s 1st Ward “Glock Boys” wanted for shooting a man last November as part of ongoing gang warfare in the Silk City.Paterson police took custody of Rashad A. McCaskill, 35, from federal authorities on Wednesday, authorities said Thursday. Federal marshals arrested him on Pearl Street in Manhattan’s Financial District on Jan. 8, they ...

  9. Worker From Fairview Falls 25 Feet Off Glen Rock Roof

    Worker From Fairview Falls 25 Feet Off Glen Rock Roof

    A worker survived a 25-foot fall from the roof of a Glen Rock home on Thursday, authorities said.The Glen Rock Ambulance Corps took the 37-year-old Fairview man to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson following the 8:50 a.m. mishap on Pinelynn Road, Lt. Frank Riggio said.His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, Riggio said.OSHA was notified.******ALSO SEE: Two PSE&G ...

  10. UPDATE: Mahwah Rescuers Pull Body Of Swimmer, 33, From Ramapo River

    UPDATE: Mahwah Rescuers Pull Body Of Swimmer, 33, From Ramapo River

    Mahwah firefighters pulled the body of a 33-year-old Suffern man from the Ramapo River on Thursday.Police found two men “running frantically along the riverbank in the area of the athletic fields” behind a water treatment plant on Pat Malone Drive, Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn said.The men told police their brother “had gone swimming in the river earlier this morning and they ...

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