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Jon Craig

Content Producer 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. OH BOY? Middletown Police Help Deliver Rush-Hour Baby

    OH BOY? Middletown Police Help Deliver Rush-Hour Baby

    Middletown police helped deliver a rush-hour baby along Route 35 on Friday morning, authorities said.The baby was born about 8 a.m. in a car parked near Field Avenue, Middletown police said. "The baby is out. Breathing and crying," an initial report said.Police did not say whether the "special delivery" brought a girl or boy into Monmouth County No other details about the mother or baby ...

  2. Paterson Driver Gets 6 Years In Prison After DWI Crash Killed Central Jersey Man, 80

    Paterson Driver Gets 6 Years In Prison After DWI Crash Killed Central Jersey Man, 80

    A Passaic County woman has been sentenced to six years in state prison for causing the death of an 80-year-old driver from Central Jersey nearly two years ago, authorities said.Elizabeth Gomez, 44, of Paterson, was sentenced on Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Colleen M. Flynn.In her Dec. 23, 2019, plea agreement with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Keith Abrams, Gomez admitted ...

  3. Brick PD: Hit-Run Driver Caught With Heroin After Foot Chase

    Brick PD: Hit-Run Driver Caught With Heroin After Foot Chase

    A 33-year-old man from Ocean County faces multiple drug charges after a hit-and-run crash led to a foot chase and his arrest, authorities said.Timothy Gandy of Brick was charged with obstruction, possession of heroin, manufacturingdistributing heroin, possession of paraphernalia and receiving stolen property, Brick police said on Thursday.Another driver called police about 9 p.m. on ...

  4. WINNER: South Jersey Powerball Ticket Worth $50K

    WINNER: South Jersey Powerball Ticket Worth $50K

    A winning Powerball ticket was sold in Burlington County, officials said. The lucky ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at Gud 2 Go Food Store at 921 West Route 70 in Marlton, New Jersey Lottery officials said.The lottery player matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn on Aug. 5 to win the $50,000 third-tier prize, they said.The winning numbers were: ...

  5. VIDEO: 'I'll Knock You Out,' Angry NJ Costco Customer Growls Before Terroristic Threat Arrest

    VIDEO: 'I'll Knock You Out,' Angry NJ Costco Customer Growls Before Terroristic Threat Arrest

    A Costco customer is accused of making "terroristic threats" after losing his temper on a Jersey Shore cashier, authorities said.In a heated exchange posted on TikTok, the 48-year-old Barnegat man bad-mouths a cashier, calling her "an old, ugly hag," Stafford Township police said.At one point, the customer threatens to smack the cashier's husband and beat up her manager, according to ...

  6. Central Jersey Man, 40, Arrested In Fatal Stabbing

    Central Jersey Man, 40, Arrested In Fatal Stabbing

    A 40-year-old man from Piscataway has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Middlesex County, authorities said.William Johnson has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for causing the death of Lawrence Darby, 32, also of Piscataway, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Piscataway Township ...

  7. WINNER: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold In Ocean County

    WINNER: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $10K Sold In Ocean County

    A winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold in Ocean County, officials said.The lucky ticket was purchased at McKinley Convenience Store, 100 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin, New Jersey Lottery officials said.The winner matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball for Tuesday's third-tier $10,000 prize. The winning numbers for the Aug. 4 drawing were: ...

  8. ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Champ Drew Drechsel Accused Of Having Years-Long Sex With NJ Teen

    ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Champ Drew Drechsel Accused Of Having Years-Long Sex With NJ Teen

    A three-time winner of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” is accused of multiple sex crimes involving an underage girl, authorities said.Drew Drechsel, known as “The Real Life Ninja” on the show, was arrested Tuesday at his home in Saint Cloud, Florida. Drechsel is accused of manufacturing child pornography, enticing a minor to travel for sex and use of interstate commerce to entice a ...

  9. NY Pair Charged With Assaulting Ocean County Mall Worker Who Enforced Coronavirus Mask Rule

    NY Pair Charged With Assaulting Ocean County Mall Worker Who Enforced Coronavirus Mask Rule

    Two people from Upstate New York are accused of hitting and spitting at an Ocean County Mall worker who tried to enforce the use of masks, authorities said. One suspect remains at large, Toms River police said.The mall worker was struck by a belt and spit at after asking two shoppers to properly wear masks, Toms River police said in a Facebook post.Malls in New Jersey reopened June ...

  10. Hummus Republic Landing In Long Branch

    Hummus Republic Landing In Long Branch

    Pier Village in Long Branch has enticed a West Coast eatery to expand its franchise to the Garden State.. Hummus Republic, a fast-growing Mediterranean-style restaurant chain from California, will open at Pier Village in October, according to a Kushner Cos. spokesperson The restaurant -- specializing in customizable bowls, baguettes and pitas -- will open in a 1,500-square-foot space ...

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