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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. Big-Hearted Bergen County Sheriff's Officer Dies Suddenly

    Big-Hearted Bergen County Sheriff's Officer Dies Suddenly

    “A big man with an even a bigger heart” is how a colleague described former Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Scott Emerson, who died suddenly this weekend.Emerson, 34, of Fair Lawn, “wasn’t feeling well, and they called an ambulance," another colleague said Sunday.The 8-year department veteran may have suffered an infection following recent surgery, friends said.He hung on throughout the ...

  2. WATCH: Arrest Made After Paterson Man Shot In Head Records Facetime Video

    WATCH: Arrest Made After Paterson Man Shot In Head Records Facetime Video

    UPDATE: Authorities charged a Paterson man with shooting his friend in the head Friday night after the victim live-streamed a video of himself moments after being struck."I'm dyin', bro," the wounded 23-year-old father of two says in the video.His friend, Jessi Mercado, 25, of Paterson was charged with second-degree aggravated assault and illegal weapons possession, authorities ...

  3. Investigators Probe Paterson Pilot’s Death At Texas Air Force Training Base

    Investigators Probe Paterson Pilot’s Death At Texas Air Force Training Base

    Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old airman from Paterson at a Texas Air Force flight school.The body of Airman 1st Class Jerry Nolasco-Peralta was found in his dormitory at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, on Monday, authorities said. They didn’t disclose the cause or manner of death.Nolasco-Peralta, who more recently lived in Oradell, was a financial ...

  4. Feds: Investigation Of JC Shooting Leads To Weapons Trove, Ex-Con Pawn Shop Owner

    Feds: Investigation Of JC Shooting Leads To Weapons Trove, Ex-Con Pawn Shop Owner

    A note found in the pocket of one of the two dead Jersey City shooters following last week’s gun battle led the FBI to a collection of weapons similar to those used in the attack, authorities said.A search of the shop owned and operated by ex-con Ahmed A-Hady, 35, of Keyport, turned up three AR-15-style assault rifles, among 13 weapons in all, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Craig ...

  5. HOLIDAY TRAGEDY: Merchant, 42, Commits Suicide In Downtown Westwood

    HOLIDAY TRAGEDY: Merchant, 42, Commits Suicide In Downtown Westwood

    UPDATE: It happened in an instant: As witnesses looked on in horror, authorities said, a merchant shot and killed himself Saturday afternoon in the busy downtown Westwood shopping district.The 42-year-old victim dashed into an alley behind LaViano's Jewelers on Westwood Avenue, next to Fairview Automotive on Fairview Avenue, and took his life in front of his horrified brother and a ...

  6. FOUND! FBI Recovers Van With 'Possible Connection' To Jersey City Shootings

    FOUND! FBI Recovers Van With 'Possible Connection' To Jersey City Shootings

    The FBI recovered the white van that authorities believe the two shooters in Tuesday’s gun battle with police in Jersey City had lived in after they were evicted from their Elizabeth home.The white 2001 Ford van, recovered in Orange, has a "possible connection to the Jersey City shootings," FBI spokesperson Patty Hartman said Saturday morning.The FBI "will examine [it] for any ...

  7. WATCH: Man Shot In Head In Paterson Records Facetime Video

    WATCH: Man Shot In Head In Paterson Records Facetime Video

    UPDATE: Authorities charged a Paterson man with shooting his friend in the head Friday night after the victim live-streamed a video of himself moments after being struck.READ MORE: https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/southpassaic/police-fire/watch-arrest-made-after-paterson-man-shot-in-head-records-facetime-video/780636/******ORIGINAL STORY: "I'm dyin', bro," a 23-year-old ...

  8. Police: Credit Card Con Artist Takes Advantage Of Kind-Hearted Lyndhurst Salon Owner

    Police: Credit Card Con Artist Takes Advantage Of Kind-Hearted Lyndhurst Salon Owner

    A woman who stiffed a kind-hearted Lyndhurst salon owner out of more than $600 by claiming that she had to go to her car to get her debit card was in the middle of a spree of cons, said police who caught her.Christina Riccardelli, 22 of Howell Township, gave detectives a full confession, they said – and then smiled for her mugshot.It began on Dec. 4, when Riccardelli told the owner of ...

  9. FBI Finds Van With Possible Connection To Jersey City Shootings

    FBI Finds Van With Possible Connection To Jersey City Shootings

    The FBI recovered the white van that the two shooters in Tuesday’s gun battle with police in Jersey City had lived in after they were evicted from their Elizabeth home.The white 2001 Ford van, recovered in Orange, has a "possible connection to the Jersey City shootings," FBI spokesperson Patty Hartman said Saturday morning.The FBI "will examine [it] for any evidence," Hartman said.The ...

  10. Morris Jurors Convict Ex-Martial Arts School Owner Of Molesting Girl, Third Case In 5 Years

    Morris Jurors Convict Ex-Martial Arts School Owner Of Molesting Girl, Third Case In 5 Years

    Jurors in Morristown convicted the former owner of a defunct martial arts school on Friday of molesting an 11-year-old girl – the third such case that he’d been involved in over a five-year span.Richard Perry, 48, was ordered held in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a Jan. 17 sentencing after jurors found him guilty of sexual assault and child endangerment.The ...

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