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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. Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted After Central Jersey Crash

    Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted After Central Jersey Crash

    First responders were called to a report of a pedestrian struck late Tuesday, Monmouth County authorities said.An unidentified woman in her 30's was hit and unresponsive near Route 34 and Cambridge Drive in Aberdeen, initial reports said. A NorthStar medevac helicopter airlifted the victim from Lloyd Road School shortly after 8 p.m., according to an unconfirmed report. The ...

  2. UPDATE: Older Couple's Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide At Camden County Home

    UPDATE: Older Couple's Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide At Camden County Home

    The deaths of a Camden County couple have been determined to be the result of a murder-suicide, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Audubon Police Chief Thomas Tassi.Authorities found the couple dead in their Audubon home on Monday afternoon.Following an autopsy on Tuesday, a medical examiner determined Jane Venable, 64, died from multiple gunshot wounds and ...

  3. Central Jersey Suspect Chased, Arrested For Stealing $20.5K From TD Bank

    Central Jersey Suspect Chased, Arrested For Stealing $20.5K From TD Bank

    A 52-year-old man from Allentown, with fake ID, has been arrested for trying to defraud a bank in Middlesex County out of $20,500, authorities said Tuesday. Robert Nuccio was charged with two counts of identity theft, two counts of forgery, two counts of false government documents, one count of theft by deception, one count of attempted theft by deception, one count ...

  4. Prosecutor: Toms River Man Failed To Register As Licensed Home Improvement Contractor

    Prosecutor: Toms River Man Failed To Register As Licensed Home Improvement Contractor

    A 34-year-old man from Toms River failed to register as a home improvement contractor, authorities said.Thomas Carnevale was charged with the violation on Monday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.Responding to multiple residents who complained that Carlevale had done work on their homes – only to later be made aware that he was not a licensed contractor – an ...

  5. NJ Senator Calls On President Trump To Resign

    NJ Senator Calls On President Trump To Resign

    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has asked the president to leave office on his own.“For the good of the country, President Trump should step aside,” Menendez said on Tuesday, according to NJ Advance Media.The New Jersey Democrat's remarks come as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to impeach the Republican president ;for an unprecedented second time. Trump has been getting ...

  6. Reports: Double Fatal Crash In Gloucester County

    Reports: Double Fatal Crash In Gloucester County

    First responders were called to a report of a multiple fatal crash in Gloucester County.A vehicle overturned on Caulfield Avenue in Deptford about 2:30 p.m., reports said.There was an ejection, entrapment and at least two fatalities, according to an unconfirmed report. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  7. Ocean County Man, 88, Gets 10 Years State Prison For Jersey Shore Manslaughter

    Ocean County Man, 88, Gets 10 Years State Prison For Jersey Shore Manslaughter

    An 88-year-old man with addresses in Ocean and Essex counties has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison in connection with the brutal death of a Florida man, authorities said.Thomas Hatchett of Manchester Township was sentenced on Tuesday as a result of his earlier guilty plea to aggravated manslaughter, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.On July 1, ...

  8. Police ID Atlantic County Driver, 44, Killed When Car Hits Tree

    Police ID Atlantic County Driver, 44, Killed When Car Hits Tree

    Authorities have identified an Atlantic County driver who was killed early Sunday when his car struck a tree.Glen Mclean, 44, of Pleasantville, was traveling north about 2:30 a.m. on South Shore Road in Absecon when his car careened off the road and went airborne before hitting the tree, Absecon police said. Mclean was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Speeding likely contributed ...

  9. Atlantic City Police Investigate Shooting

    Atlantic City Police Investigate Shooting

    Atlantic City police are investigating the weekend shooting of a 22-year-old.At 12:11 a.m. on Sunday, patrol officers were called to the 600 block of New York Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, an Atlantic City Police Department spokesman.Responding officers located evidence of gunfire, Fair said.Shortly after, a shooting victim, 22, of Atlantic City, arrived ...

  10. Police ID Ultralight Pilot Killed In South Jersey Crash

    Police ID Ultralight Pilot Killed In South Jersey Crash

    Authorities have identified the pilot killed when his ultralight crashed into woods in Gloucester County.Gerard Asselta, 64, of Vineland was pronounced dead at the crash scene  north of Tuckahoe Road and Harding Highway in Franklin Township, police said in a statement.The single-engine craft took off from a residence on Union Road in Vineland and crashed about1 p.m., police said. ...

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