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Clarkstown Daily Voice serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack

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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. One Person Killed In Middlesex County House Fire

    One Person Killed In Middlesex County House Fire

    First responders were called to a fatal house fire on Wednesday morning in Middlesex County.The fire was reported on South Inman Avenue in the Avenel section of Woodbridge Township about 9 a.m.The fire was knocked down quickly, but one victim was found dead in the basement, according to initial reports.The home belonged to a family of five, according to the Red Cross of New Jersey.The ...

  2. Prosecutor: Rehab Center Patient, 78, Critical After Violent Attack By Roommate

    Prosecutor: Rehab Center Patient, 78, Critical After Violent Attack By Roommate

    A 51-year-old rehabilitation center patient has been charged with trying to kill his elderly roommate who remains in critical condition, Burlington County authorities said.David P. Lake, 51, was taken into custody on Tuesday at The Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center in Maple Shade, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher ...

  3. Lakewood First Responders Called To Car-Pedestrian Crash

    Lakewood First Responders Called To Car-Pedestrian Crash

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called to a report of a pedestrian struck in Ocean County, authorities said.The call came in around 3 p.m. on Wednesday about a collision at Lexington and Monmouth avenues in Lakewood.The pedestrian was bleeding from the head, according to an unconfirmed report. Details about the severity of the victim's injuries were not immediately ...

  4. Atlantic City Teenagers Arrested, Loaded Gun Recovered

    Atlantic City Teenagers Arrested, Loaded Gun Recovered

    Two Atlantic City teenagers were arrested after police responded to a report of shots fired, authorities said.A ShotSpotter audio gunshot-detection system alerted police to gunfire at 3:04 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Maryland Avenue, Lt. Kevin Fair, a police department spokesman, said on Wednesday.Two suspects were seen running into a residence on the 800 block, where police ...

  5. UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion, 2 NJ Players Take Home $1 Million

    UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion, 2 NJ Players Take Home $1 Million

    UPDATED: For the third time in history, a national lottery is nearing a $1 billion jackpot.The Mega Millions jackpot stands at about $970 million. The next drawing will be held 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 ...

  6. Firefighters Respond To Fatal Blaze In Central Jersey

    Firefighters Respond To Fatal Blaze In Central Jersey

    First responders were called to a fatal fire on Wednesday in Middlesex County.A fire was reported at 88 S. Inman Ave. in Woodbridge Township about 9 a.m.The fire was knocked down quickly, but one victim was found inside, according to an unconfirmed report. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  7. Fugitive Accused Of Fatally Beating, Stabbing Pine Hill Hunter Captured In Pennsylvania

    Fugitive Accused Of Fatally Beating, Stabbing Pine Hill Hunter Captured In Pennsylvania

    The fugitive accused of murdering a hunter in Pine Hill two days before Christmas has been arrested, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Pine Hill Police Chief Christopher Winters.Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, was taken into custody in Bensalem, P.ennsylvania about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, they said.Detectives said a Bensalem Police officer was driving in Bensalem ...

  8. Prosecutor: Maple Shade Duo Sold Meth That Killed South Jersey Man, 38

    Prosecutor: Maple Shade Duo Sold Meth That Killed South Jersey Man, 38

    A pair of Maple Shade residents have been arrested in connection with the methamphetamine death of a Burlington County man about a year ago.Joshua Lanigan, 39, and Jeanine Hughes, 44, both were charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, drug dealing and drug possession felonies, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police ...

  9. CAPITOL RIOT: NJ Naval Contractor With Secret Security Clearance Bragged To Informant, Feds Say

    CAPITOL RIOT: NJ Naval Contractor With Secret Security Clearance Bragged To Informant, Feds Say

    A Central Jersey man who is a U.S. Navy contractor with top-secret security clearance and access to ammunition has been charged with participating in the U.S. Capitol riot, federal authorities said.Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, 30, of Monmouth County, described as an “avowed white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer” in court papers, allegedly told other pro-Trump rioters to advance during ...

  10. Philadelphia Man, 40, Arrested In Fatal South Jersey Hit-Run Crash

    Philadelphia Man, 40, Arrested In Fatal South Jersey Hit-Run Crash

    Authorities have arrested a 40-year-old driver suspected of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-run crash.Gregory Graves of Philadelphia was charged in connection with the incident in Runnemede on Jan. 3, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Runnemede Police Chief Paul Dailey.Graves has been charged with one count of second-degree leaving the scene of a fatal ...

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