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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. Driver ID'd In Fatal Crash On I-295 In Gloucester County

    Driver ID'd In Fatal Crash On I-295 In Gloucester County

    Updated: Firefighters and EMS crews were called to a fatal crash in Gloucester County, authorities said.New Jersey State Police confirmed that the driver of a Honda Fit sustained fatal injuries. 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 ...

  2. Prosecutor: Central Jersey Middle School Science Teacher Solicited Sex From Underage Boys

    Prosecutor: Central Jersey Middle School Science Teacher Solicited Sex From Underage Boys

    A 65-year-old science teacher at Long Branch Middle School was arrested on Tuesday in connection with soliciting sex online from boys, authorities said. Jesse Rosenbaum of Manalapan was taken into custody during a motor vehicle stop near his home by detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Special Victims Unit, according ...

  3. Atlantic City Police Seize 5 Guns; Arrest 6 On Heroin, Cocaine Charges

    Atlantic City Police Seize 5 Guns; Arrest 6 On Heroin, Cocaine Charges

    Atlantic City police rounded up six suspects in connection with multiple drug-dealing and weapons charges, authorities said.On Friday, a warranted search resulted in the arrest of two men and the recovery of narcotics.Members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section searched a home on the 2600 block of Pacific Avenue. During the search, detectives seized ...

  4. Young Spotswood Residents Killed In Central Jersey Crash

    Young Spotswood Residents Killed In Central Jersey Crash

    A Monmouth County community is mourning the tragic deaths of two 20-year-old residents killed in a crash Saturday in Manalapan. Jonathan Ramirez and Justin Rochford, both of Spotswood, died in a single-car crash after Ramirez lost control of the vehicle, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. There were no other passengers.The men were traveling north on Route 9 in a ...

  5. 14-Year-Old Charged In Fatal Jersey Shore Stabbing Of Beloved 'Moe Cabbie' Taxi Driver

    14-Year-Old Charged In Fatal Jersey Shore Stabbing Of Beloved 'Moe Cabbie' Taxi Driver

    A 14-year-old suspect has been taken into custody and charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing of a beloved taxi driver on Saturday, authorities said.The juvenile, whose name has not been released, is accused of killing Mohammed Khater, 38, of Brick Township at 2:45 p.m. in a residence, according to Ocean County County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Brick ...

  6. Prosecutor: Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine Stored In Jersey Shore Apartment

    Prosecutor: Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine Stored In Jersey Shore Apartment

    A 20-year-old man from Lakewood has been arrested for using an apartment in Toms River to deal cocaine, fentanyl and heroin, authorities said.Rizjoun Smullen was taken into custody on Wednesday on drug distribution charges, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.An joint investigation with Toms River police found an apartment in the Hampton Gardens ...

  7. Atlantic City Pedestrian Struck, Killed

    Atlantic City Pedestrian Struck, Killed

    A 66-year-old woman from Atlantic City was struck and killed by a vehicle as she crossed the road, authorities said.Atlantic City patrol officers responded to Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues at 4:12 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, a police department spokesman.Officers arrived to find Jill Collette suffering ...

  8. Prosecutor: South Jersey Police Officer Illegally Pepper-Sprayed Suspects

    Prosecutor: South Jersey Police Officer Illegally Pepper-Sprayed Suspects

    A Camden County police officer has been forced to quit his public job after illegally using pepper spray on two suspects, authorities said.The former Woodlynne police officer pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge stemming from a June use-of-force incident, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer.Ryan Dubiel, 32, of Wenonah in Gloucester County, admitted to one count ...

  9. Prosecutor: 95-Year-Old Man Punched Dead By Camden Teenager

    Prosecutor: 95-Year-Old Man Punched Dead By Camden Teenager

    A 95-year-old man from Camden County was punched to death in his apartment building by a teenager, authorities said.The 14-year-old Collingswood youth is now facing upgraded criminal charges after the elderly man he assaulted died one week after the incident, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey.Police were called to the ...

  10. WINNER: Cash4Life Player In Pennsylvania Takes Home $52K Annually

    WINNER: Cash4Life Player In Pennsylvania Takes Home $52K Annually

    One Pennsylvania Lottery CASH4LIFE ticket matched the five white balls drawn for Wednesday's drawing.That means the lucky player wins the $1,000 a week for life prize ($52,000 annually) Or, the winner can "cash out" once for $1 million, minus taxes.The five winning ball numbers were: 05, 12, 13, 14 and 26. The green Cash Ball was: 04.In addition, 12,446 Pennsylvania players won $79,073 ...

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