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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. This South Jersey District Struggles To Keep Public Schools Open

    This South Jersey District Struggles To Keep Public Schools Open

    City of Camden officials say they can no longer afford to teach less than 6,350 students at 19 different schools, in a district that used to educate nearly double that.When the state took over the Camden school system in 2013 after years of poor student performance and low graduation rates, the district enrolled more than 11,000 students in more than two dozen buildings.Thousands of ...

  2. Driver ID'd In Fatal Single-Car Crash In Gloucester County

    Driver ID'd In Fatal Single-Car Crash In Gloucester County

    Authorities identified the driver killed during a single-car crash earlier this week.New Jersey State Police confirmed that the driver of a Honda Fit sustained fatal injuries in Gloucester County.The crash occurred at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate-295 southbound in Logan Township, according to Sgt. Lawrence Peele, a state police spokesman.The driver was later identified as Gabriel D. ...

  3. Atlantic City Police Nab 4 Drug Suspects, Recover Stolen Handgun, 700 Heroin Bags

    Atlantic City Police Nab 4 Drug Suspects, Recover Stolen Handgun, 700 Heroin Bags

    Atlantic City detectives arrested four men in separate incidents and recovered a stolen handgun and drugs.At 2:23 p.m. on Tuesday, Detectives Brian Hambrecht and Ermindo Marsini stopped a vehicle in the beach block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, police said.During the stop, three occupants were arrested after each was found in possession of drugs, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, ...

  4. Shooting Reported In Central Jersey

    Shooting Reported In Central Jersey

    There was a shooting reported overnight in Monmouth County,  authorities said.Neptune police were called to the 300 block of Fisher Avenue about 1:30 a.m. on a report of shots fired, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.Shortly thereafter, Wall Township police stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle infraction. During the stop, a passenger was found suffering ...

  5. Asbury Park Teen Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence In Shooting Near Jersey Shore High School

    Asbury Park Teen Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence In Shooting Near Jersey Shore High School

    A teenager from Asbury Park was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for his role in a shooting outside an Ocean County high school, authorities said.Alonzo Legrande, who is now 18, pleaded guilty in September to aggravated assault and weapons charges, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.Legrande originally was charged as an adult on Sept. 10 with four counts of attempted ...

  6. Shooting Reported In Camden

    Shooting Reported In Camden

    There was a report of "shots fired" in Camden County, authorities said.Police and other first responders were called to the side of Atlantic Avenue in the City of Camden about 2 p.m. on Thursday, according to initial reports.An unconfirmed report said a wounded gunshot victim was by the side of the highway. No other details were immediately available.This is a developing news ...

  7. UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion

    UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion

    UPDATED: For the third time in U.S. history, a lottery game is nearing a $1 billion jackpot.The Mega Millions jackpot stands at about $970 million. The next drawing is Friday night.If won, it would be the 2nd-largest jackpot in the Mega Million game’s history and the 3rd-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. The estimated cash value is $716.3 million.No one won the jackpot ...

  8. NO DICE: Trump Plaza Casino Demolition Delayed

    NO DICE: Trump Plaza Casino Demolition Delayed

    The long-awaited implosion of the Trump Plaza Casino is on hold for another month.Atlantic City officials announced the delay at a Thursday news conference.Named after former President Trump, the 30 year old hotel casino is the Republican's last major business tie to South Jersey. The casino closed in 2014 and fell into disrepair The new demolition date is Feb. 17 at 9 a.m., ...

  9. Six NJ Powerball Players Take Home $400K

    Six NJ Powerball Players Take Home $400K

    No one in the Garden State won Wednesday's $731 million Powerball jackpot.But six New Jersey lottery players won prizes of at least $50,000 apiece and three others became Powerball millionaires, state officials said.Six New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those tickets was purchased with ...

  10. MILLIONAIRES: South Jersey Powerball Winners Take Home $1M Times 3

    MILLIONAIRES: South Jersey Powerball Winners Take Home $1M Times 3

    Three Powerball players in New Jersey won $1 million apiece on Wednesday night.The second-tier prizewinning tickets matched all five of the five white balls, according to state Lottery officials.Those lucky tickets were purchased in Camden, Gloucester and  Middlesex counties.The winning Powerball numbers for the Jan. 20 drawing were: 40, 53, 60, 68, and 69. The Red Power Ball ...

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