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Jon Craig

Reporter 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. Iconic Edison Appliance Store Closing After 67 Years In Biz: Report

    Iconic Edison Appliance Store Closing After 67 Years In Biz: Report

    A 67-year-old appliance store in Edison is set to close by the end of summer, MyCentralJersey reported.Derby Appliance, a family-owned business on Route 27 in Edison, recently announced it would close. Its New Brunswick location closed eight years ago, the report says."It is true," owner Mark Berkowitz told the outlet.Started in 1955 by Berkowitz’ grandfather, David, and father, Sam, ...

  2. Fatal Car Fire Reported In South Jersey (DEVELOPING)

    Fatal Car Fire Reported In South Jersey (DEVELOPING)

    A motorist was killed after becoming trapped in a South Jersey car fire, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out before 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 on the 1200 block of Tabernacle Chatsworth Road in Woodland, initial reports said.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Firefighters Knock Down South Jersey Blaze (DEVELOPING)

    Firefighters Knock Down South Jersey Blaze (DEVELOPING)

    Firefighters in Burlington County knocked down a fire in a multi-family home, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out before 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 on Fort Dix Road in Pemberton, initial reports said.There was an unconfirmed report of an entrapment in the 1.5-story structure.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. 14 Men Arrested On Child Porn, Endangerment Charges In Ongoing Jersey Shore Sting: Prosecutor

    14 Men Arrested On Child Porn, Endangerment Charges In Ongoing Jersey Shore Sting: Prosecutor

    A series of investigations led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrests of 14 men this year, authorities said on Thursday, Aug. 11.From the beginning of 2020 to present, approximately 550 CyberTips have resulted in a total of 77 arrests in Monmouth ...

  5. Jersey Shore Pair Sentenced For Sharing Child Pornography: Prosecutor

    Jersey Shore Pair Sentenced For Sharing Child Pornography: Prosecutor

    A pair of men from the Jersey Shore has been sentenced on various child pornography and endangerment charges, authorities said.John V. Catalano, 36, of Freehold, was sentenced to five years in a New Jersey State Prison, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Liinskey.Catalano was indicted in 2019 for distributing over 25 images of child sexual abuse and possessing child ...

  6. Feds Investigate 3 Deaths In 3 Weeks At NJ Amazon Facilities: OSHA

    Feds Investigate 3 Deaths In 3 Weeks At NJ Amazon Facilities: OSHA

    Federal officials are investigating the deaths of three Amazon workers who died within three weeks of each other at facilities in New Jersey. The deaths occurred between July 13 and Aug. 4, according to the regional director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).Leni Fortson, Regional Director of Public Affairs, confirmed OSHA is investigating the following:A ...

  7. Jersey Shore Man Seeks Sex With Teenage Girl, Hooks Up With Law Enforcement Agent: Prosecutor

    Jersey Shore Man Seeks Sex With Teenage Girl, Hooks Up With Law Enforcement Agent: Prosecutor

    A 66-year-old man from Long Branch, who allegedly was seeking sex with a 13-year-old girl, was instead arrested by law enforcement in a joint probe with the FBI.Samuel H. Christopher, 66, is charged with luring, attempted sexual assault of a minor, child endangerment and attempted criminal sexual contact with a minor, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.The ...

  8. Pedestrian Struck On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    Pedestrian Struck On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred before noon on Thursday, Aug. 11 at East Church Street and East Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, initial reports said.The victim was being taken to Monmouth Medical Center, reports said.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  9. Wildwood 'DooWop Drive-In' Hits Market At Nearly $1M

    Wildwood 'DooWop Drive-In' Hits Market At Nearly $1M

    For a cool million dollars, you can own a drive-in restaurant in Wildwood.Actually, the restaurant — as well as the one-bedroom apartment upstairs — is listed at $995,000 on LoopNet.The DooWop drive-in restaurant is only two years old. It's known for its hearty breakfasts and lunch sandwiches. A current special includes Kings Hawaiian rolls and French Toast, with warm syrup ...

  10. Atlantic City Gets $20M In Federal Money To Combat Flooding Along Route 40

    Atlantic City Gets $20M In Federal Money To Combat Flooding Along Route 40

    Atlantic City is getting $20 million to reconstruct and raise Route 40 as it approaches the city to end flooding that makes the major road and evacuation route dangerous during severe weather, federal officials said.The grant is among $2.2 billion in federal money for 166 projects nationwide in the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, ...

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