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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. Three NJ Auto Dealers Pony Up $400,000 To Resolve Ripoff Claims, Promise Not To Do It Again

    Three NJ Auto Dealers Pony Up $400,000 To Resolve Ripoff Claims, Promise Not To Do It Again

    Three New Jersey auto dealers accused of ripping off customers agreed to pay nearly $400,000 combined to end a state investigation while promising not to do it again, authorities announced.Buyers of both new and used vehicles have already been frustrated by supply chain issues, Acting Attorney Matthew J. Platkin said in a joint release with the state Division of Consumer Affairs on ...

  2. Judge Refuses To Release Newark Defendant Charged With Shooting Jersey Shore Man In Paterson

    Judge Refuses To Release Newark Defendant Charged With Shooting Jersey Shore Man In Paterson

    A state judge refused to release a defendant from Newark who was captured in New York City and charged with shooting a Jersey Shore man following a robbery in Paterson.The 27-year-old Sea Bright victim was shot near the corner of Putnam Street and Rosa Parks Boulevard on Jan. 8, 2021.He sought treatment at Riverside Medical Center in Red Bank without telling city police, Passaic County ...

  3. One Of These Vehicles Is Not Like The Others: Repetitive Toll Evader Nabbed At Holland Tunnel

    One Of These Vehicles Is Not Like The Others: Repetitive Toll Evader Nabbed At Holland Tunnel

    Mechanical devices that cover the license plates of vehicles gliding past Hudson River bridge and tunnel tolls were once a rarity. Exorbitant tolls have upped the ante, however.This week, an observant Port Authority police officer at the Holland Tunnel caught yet another driver utilizing an electronic sliding panel to cover a rear plate, authorities said.Quintin T. White, 41, of ...

  4. 'Kill Me, Shoot!': Teaneck, Bergenfield PD Peacefully End Standoff With Knife-Wielding Man

    'Kill Me, Shoot!': Teaneck, Bergenfield PD Peacefully End Standoff With Knife-Wielding Man

    A Teaneck police sergeant confronted by a disturbed man on a Bergenfield street was surprised when the stranger pulled out a large knife."Kill me! Shoot!" the Portuguese native shouted in broken English to Sgt. Ronald Boswell and backup officers from both towns who rushed to the scene, Teaneck Police Chief Glenn O'Reilly said.The tense noontime drama played out on New Bridge Road, ...

  5. UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal

    UPDATE: Bronx Man Snared In NJ Child Sex Sting Takes Deal

    A financial services worker from the South Bronx pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography as part of a deal with authorities who caught him traveling to New Jersey for what he thought would be sex with a 13-year-old, federal authorities said.Jesus Modesto-Sanchez, 31, was caught dead to rights when he showed up at a pre-arranged, undisclosed location in Somerset County on Oct. ...

  6. Authorities: Convicted Pyro Calls In Lyndhurst Car Fire, Waits For Responders, Lands In Jail

    Authorities: Convicted Pyro Calls In Lyndhurst Car Fire, Waits For Responders, Lands In Jail

    A paroled arsonist was waiting when firefighters in Lyndhurst responded to his call of an SUV fire. It didn’t take long for investigators to charge him with setting it.Christopher Baulch, 43, has an extensive criminal history that includes prison time served for torching two occupied Lyndhurst apartment buildings in 2000 – one on Christmas Eve, the other on New Year’s Eve – and ...

  7. Driver Sought Following Consecutive Hit-Run Crashes On GWB And In Fort Lee

    Driver Sought Following Consecutive Hit-Run Crashes On GWB And In Fort Lee

    Authorities were searching for a hit-and-run driver who they said fled consecutive crashes on the George Washington Bridge and in Fort Lee.A 40-year-old motorist from East Stroudsburg, PA told police she was headed north on Lemoine Avenue near Bridge Plaza North when a speeding vehicle struck her Honda Pilot while trying to pass her around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.The driver of the ...

  8. UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Horrific SUV Crash That Killed One, Injured Others In Paterson

    UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Horrific SUV Crash That Killed One, Injured Others In Paterson

    A Florida ex-con with a massive criminal record was driving an SUV that killed one pedestrian and injured several others in a horrific crash in downtown Paterson, authorities revealed.Harold Rasbin, 31, already had grand theft auto convictions on his record – as well as a string of arrests for burglary, resisting arrest and assault dating back to when he was 15 – when a police officer ...

  9. Passaic Man Gets 37 Years In Prison For Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Child

    Passaic Man Gets 37 Years In Prison For Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Child

    A Passaic man was sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually abusing a young child over the course of three years.Gabriel Sunuc, 31, had rejected a deal from prosecutors, opting instead for a jury trial.He lost.The case presented to jurors in Paterson by Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Alyssa DiSturco last fall included live testimony from the victim, the victim’s friend, mother ...

  10. Young Child Airlifted To Hospital After Near-Drowning In Bergen Backyard Pool

    Young Child Airlifted To Hospital After Near-Drowning In Bergen Backyard Pool

    A young child was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center after nearly drowning in a backyard pool in Mahwah late Wednesday afternoon.The boy, 3, was breathing on his own but unconscious when first responders arrived at the Wyckoff Avenue home near the Ramsey border.He regained consciousness, however, and was picked up by AirMed 1 at the nearby George Washington School field, ...

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