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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: Pedestrian, 78, From Fairview Struck, Killed In Hackensack

    UPDATE: Pedestrian, 78, From Fairview Struck, Killed In Hackensack

    A 78-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by an SUV in Hackensack early Wednesday apparently wasn't in the crosswalk of a dangerous intersection, authorities said.Vilma Tasciyan of Fairview was struck in front of Hallak Cleaners on busy Johnson Avenue near Zabriskie Street around 6:45 a.m., police confirmed.Tasciyan, formerly of North Bergen, was pronounced dead soon ...

  2. Pedestrian Struck Outside Fort Lee Shopping Plaza

    Pedestrian Struck Outside Fort Lee Shopping Plaza

    A pedestrian was struck by a car outside a Fort Lee shopping plaza Tuesday night, authorities said.The Palisades Park driver of a 2009 Lexus ES was making a turn out of the Linwood Plaza on Fletcher Avenue when his car hit the 39-year-old Hicksville, Long Island man in the crosswalk, Capt. Ricky Mirkovic said.The victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after ...

  3. Oakland Police Officer Captures Philly Fugitive

    Oakland Police Officer Captures Philly Fugitive

    An Oakland police officer captured a fugitive wanted in connection with a shooting in Philadelphia.Anton Sheldon Hicks, 40, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail pending extradition.Officer Bryan Rowin arrested Hicks, of Philadelphia, during a traffic stop Saturday on Skyline Drive, Detective Lt. Christian Eldridge said.Besides being charged as a fugitive from justice, Hicks ...

  4. UPDATE: 'Not A School Shooting,' Prosecutor Says After Teen Is Grazed In Brick

    UPDATE: 'Not A School Shooting,' Prosecutor Says After Teen Is Grazed In Brick

    UPDATE: A 16-year-old victim grazed in the arm by a shot on Tuesday was struck a quarter-mile from Brick Memorial High School and then ran there for help, authorities said.“It’s important for everyone to know this was not a school shooting," Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.EMS responded and treated the victim, who was taken to Ocean Medical Center following ...

  5. Shuckin’ Sweet: Couple Finds Pearl In Closter Restaurant’s Oyster

    Shuckin’ Sweet: Couple Finds Pearl In Closter Restaurant’s Oyster

    A Tenafly couple dining at a popular new restaurant in Closter got a surprise from a sweet, petite oyster.Anton and Sheryl Schermer were enjoying an oyster sample at Stern & Bow on Schraalenburgh Road when he “bit down, wasn’t sure what it was and found a small pearl,” owner Russell Stern said.Pearls are extremely rare -- nature’s lottery, you could say.Oyster expert Kevin ...

  6. SEEN HIM? Search Continues For Missing Paterson Man, 27, Formerly Of Warren County

    SEEN HIM? Search Continues For Missing Paterson Man, 27, Formerly Of Warren County

    The search for a Paterson man reported missing by his father intensified Tuesday amid reports that he was spotted in town.Anthony Galione, 27, formerly of Blairstown, doesn’t have a phone, said his father, John, adding that he’d filed a missing person report with police.The last he’d heard from Anthony, he said, was in a call from a support group meeting last Thursday.He was then ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...

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