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Jon Craig

Reporter 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. 18-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Killed In South Jersey: Report

    18-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Killed In South Jersey: Report

    An 18-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed while walking along a Gloucester County roadway, NJ Advance Media reported.An 36-year-old man from Williamstown was heading north in an SUV north on Winslow Road when he struck the victim around 9 a.m. Friday, July 1, the outlet said, quoting Monroe Township police. The SUV driver remained at the scene and called 9-1-1, police ...

  2. KNOW HIM? 'Confused' Man Found Wandering In Central Jersey Park

    KNOW HIM? 'Confused' Man Found Wandering In Central Jersey Park

    Police in Central Jersey are looking to identify this man who was found walking in a local park.The man was found on Tuesday, July 5 along Route 27 in South Brunswick."He is confused and unable to give his name," South Brunswick police said on Twitter.The man is described as being 5'10 inches tall in his late 50s or early 60s and wearing jeans, sneakers, a gray t-shirt and a straw ...

  3. Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    Serious Crash Reported On Jersey Shore (DEVELOPING)

    A car flipped on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 on Freehold Road in Manalapan Township, initial reports said.No other details were immediately available. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $440K

    WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Player Takes Home $440K

    One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $440,336 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot.The latest drawing was on Friday, July 1.The winning numbers were: 02, 17, 36, 38 and 45 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. The winning ticket was sold at Manahawkin Exxon, 555 Route 72 East Ave., Manahawkin in ...

  5. First Responders Called To Jersey Shore Jet Skier 'In Distress' (DEVELOPING)

    First Responders Called To Jersey Shore Jet Skier 'In Distress' (DEVELOPING)

    First responders were called to a jet skier in distress on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The call for help came in at about 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 near Thomas A. Mathis Bridge in Toms River, initial reports said.The call came from a passerby who did not stay on location, a Toms River police spokeswoman said.The call appears to be unfounded, she ...

  6. Atlantic City Teen Wounded In Shooting: Police

    Atlantic City Teen Wounded In Shooting: Police

    A teenager was wounded in an overnight shooting in Atlantic City, authorities said.On Tuesday, July 5, at 1:17 a.m., Atlantic City patrol officers responded to the 800 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue for a report of a male shot, police said.Police found a 19-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The unidentified victim, of Atlantic City, was taken to AtlantiCare ...

  7. Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Atlantic County: NJSP

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Atlantic County: NJSP

    Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Atlantic County.Robert McClernan, 60, of Mays Landing, was hit by a Fiat 500L traveling east on Route 322/Black Horse Pike in Folsom, New Jersey State Police said.The crash occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Monday, July 4. The car hit McClernan as he entered the roadway, police said. He died of his injuries.The ...

  8. MISSING: 30-Year-Old South Jersey Woman May Be In Philadelphia, Police Say

    MISSING: 30-Year-Old South Jersey Woman May Be In Philadelphia, Police Say

    Police seek the public's help locating a missing 30-year-old woman from Camden County.On Friday, July 1, Brandi Albano, was reported missing from the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township, police said.She was last heard from by family via social media on May 18. She is described as being 5' tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has hazel eyes and dirty blonde hair. Seen Her? ...

  9. Man At Fireworks Arrested With Airsoft Gun, Rubber Bullets, Pepper Spray, Knife, Handcuffs

    Man At Fireworks Arrested With Airsoft Gun, Rubber Bullets, Pepper Spray, Knife, Handcuffs

    An armed man from Hawaii was arrested at a July 4 fireworks celebration in South Jersey, authorities said. At 7:12 p.m. Monday, Evesham police officers who were assigned to the July 4th celebration events at Savich Field, 525 East Main St., were advised by a citizen about an intoxicated man who possibly had a firearm, police said.Officers immediately converged on the ...

  10. Police Investigate Break-Ins At 3 Jersey Shore Schools

    Police Investigate Break-Ins At 3 Jersey Shore Schools

    Middletown police are investigating break-ins at three public schools last week, authorities said.The first burglary occurred on June 27 at approximately 10:50 p.m. at Fairview Elementary School, located at 230 Cooper Road, in the Fairview section of Middletown Township, said Middletown Police Chief R. Craig Weber.In that incident, four males allegedly made entry into the ...

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