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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. UPDATE: Victim, 15, Grazed In Shooting Near Brick High School, Police Hunt 2 Assailants

    UPDATE: Victim, 15, Grazed In Shooting Near Brick High School, Police Hunt 2 Assailants

    UPDATE: A 15-year-old victim grazed in the arm by a shot fired near Brick Township Memorial High School on Tuesday was being treated while authorities hunted for two assailants considered armed and dangerous.Parents were with the victim, who ran into the school for help and was taken to a nearby hospital following the early-afternoon shooting, township police said.No shots were fired ...

  2. Rooftop HVAC Short Clears Hackensack Staples

    Rooftop HVAC Short Clears Hackensack Staples

    A rooftop air conditioning unit malfunctioned at a Staples store in Hackensack mid-Tuesday afternoon.The store was emptied while city firefighters tended to a burnt transformer in the HVAC unit at the Hackensack Avenue store just off Route 4."Companies ventilated and the store was turned back over to the building owner," the Hackensack Fire Department said. "No injuries."At the ...

  3. UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Paterson DoorDash Driver Murder

    UPDATE: Ex-Con Charged In Paterson DoorDash Driver Murder

    The assailant who shot and killed a DoorDash driver as she made a delivery in Paterson earlier this month followed the victim from the pickup at a drive-through fast-food window to her destination before ambushing her, authorities said.The killer's accused driver, 34-year-old ex-con Quadir Whitaker of East Orange, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with murder and weapons ...

  4. RISKY RESCUE: Rappel Team Above, Officers Below Pluck Trapped Female Trio From Palisades

    RISKY RESCUE: Rappel Team Above, Officers Below Pluck Trapped Female Trio From Palisades

    A rappel team from above the Palisades teamed up with a marine officer below to rescue three out-of-state hikers who'd become trapped on a cliff above the Hudson River.The women left the marked trail Monday afternoon and were caught on steep, boulder-filled terrain in the Alpine section of Palisades Interstate Park near what's known as the Giant Stairs, PIP Police Lt. Jock Watkins Jr. ...

  5. OPEN SECRET: After-Hours Paterson Club That Served Minors Raided, 19-Year-Old Operators Busted

    OPEN SECRET: After-Hours Paterson Club That Served Minors Raided, 19-Year-Old Operators Busted

    Paterson police raided an after-hours club that they said was operated by two 19-year-olds, served minors and even advertised on social media.Arrested were Amber Fischer and Myeisha Zuñiga, both of Paterson, who city Police Director Jerry Speziale said also had more than a pound and a half of pot for sale at the illegal club, known as "Harlem Nights."Speziale said Fisher and Zuñiga ...

  6. Fair Lawn PD: Officer Busts Upstate NY Trio With Heroin On Route 4

    Fair Lawn PD: Officer Busts Upstate NY Trio With Heroin On Route 4

    A Fair Lawn police officer nabbed an upstate New York trio with heroin during a stop on Route 4, authorities said. All three have criminal histories, records show.The driver, identified as Marvin Parada, 32, of Kingston, “initially gave false information during questioning” by Officer Geovanny Buitron following Saturday night’s stop on the eastbound highway at Paramus Road, Sgt. Brian ...

  7. Teaneck PBA Hopes Reflective Vest, Coat Helps Motorists See Business District Fixture, 79

    Teaneck PBA Hopes Reflective Vest, Coat Helps Motorists See Business District Fixture, 79

    At 79, Patty Mare has become a familiar figure in Teaneck, assisting local merchants as she shuttles from storefront to storefront. But not everyone instantly sees her as she crosses busy Cedar Lane.Concerned for Mare's safety, members of Teaneck PBA Local #215 gave her a reflective vest and winter coat.Mare, who is developmentally disabled, lives near bustling Cedar Lane with her ...

  8. Hiking Trio Rescued From Palisades Near NJ/NY Border

    Hiking Trio Rescued From Palisades Near NJ/NY Border

    A rappel team from above the Palisades teamed up with a marine officer below to rescue three out-of-state hikers who'd become trapped on a cliff above the Hudson River.The women left the marked trail Monday afternoon and were caught on steep, boulder-filled terrain in the Alpine section of Palisades Interstate Park near what's known as the Giant Stairs, PIP Police Lt. Jock Watkins Jr. ...

  9. NJ Ex-Con Gets 25 Years In Fed Pen For Flooding Bergen, Passaic, Rockland Suburbs With Heroin

    NJ Ex-Con Gets 25 Years In Fed Pen For Flooding Bergen, Passaic, Rockland Suburbs With Heroin

    A Paterson ex-con is headed to federal prison for 25 years for distributing heroin by the pound in Bergen, Passaic and Rockland counties.Reinaldo “Memo” Rodriguez, 30, was part of a network that that stretched from the Bronx to Paterson and into suburban towns in all three counties, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.One ring member, Edwin Lopez of Elmwood Park, was sentenced to ...

  10. Symposium Seeks To Show Bergen Domestic Violence Victims Way To Safety

    Symposium Seeks To Show Bergen Domestic Violence Victims Way To Safety

    Because some victims of domestic violence in Bergen County may not be aware of the various resources available, several agencies are uniting this Thursday to help show the way.A free “Domestic Violence Awareness Night” symposium is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the New Milford High School auditorium at Snyder Circle.The scheduled panel guests include one of New Jersey’s most ...

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