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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. Contractor Faces 10 Years In Prison For Stealing $122K From Asbury Park Widow

    Contractor Faces 10 Years In Prison For Stealing $122K From Asbury Park Widow

    A contractor has been arrested for stealing more than $122,000 from the widow of a man who perished in the fire which burned down their home in Asbury Park, authorities said.The widow, who was only able to escape the fire after jumping from a balcony, had paid the contractor to rebuild her home, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s ...

  2. Shrewsbury Man Admits Sexual Assault Of 7 Pre-Teen Children

    Shrewsbury Man Admits Sexual Assault Of 7 Pre-Teen Children

    A Shrewsbury man admitted on Tuesday that he sexually assaulted seven juvenile victims -- all under the age of 13 -- between 2008 and 2018, authorities said, and now faces 18 years in state prison.Victor Mejia-Salinas, 46, of Shrewsbury, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of ...

  3. UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Edison

    UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Edison

    Emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train in Edison.Local firefighters were called about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to assist with lighting to help New Jersey Transit police in their investigation. Additional details were not immediately available.The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. near Route 27 and Parsonage Road in Edison, according to initial reports.The train ...

  4. Probation Officer Admits Extorting Sex From Woman, Faces 10 Years In Prison

    Probation Officer Admits Extorting Sex From Woman, Faces 10 Years In Prison

    A 48-year-old probation officer admitted to sexually assaulting a woman he supervised while she was in drug court and threatening to send her to jail.Henry C. Cirignano of Wall Township, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault by coercion and one count of official misconduct during a hearing in Superior Court of Ocean County in Toms River before Judge Wendel E. Daniels.Monmouth ...

  5. Perrineville Woman Who Was Cleaning Home With 'Open Flame' Charged

    Perrineville Woman Who Was Cleaning Home With 'Open Flame' Charged

    A 36-year-old Monmouth County woman has been charged with starting a fire that damaged a row home in November, injuring three people.Jacquelin M. Rivière was using an open flame and flammable liquids to clean during some illicit activity when she started the fire Nov. 3, police said.Rivière, of Perrineville in Monmouth County, is charged with negligently risking widespread injury or ...

  6. Howell Man Faces 10 Years In State Prison On Child Pornography Charge

    Howell Man Faces 10 Years In State Prison On Child Pornography Charge

    A national CyberTip has led to the arrest of a 54-year-old man for possession of child pornography, authorities said.William Whesper of Tyrpak Road in Howell was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.If convicted of the second-degree offense, ...

  7. Fake $100 Bill Passed For Gas In South Brunswick

    Fake $100 Bill Passed For Gas In South Brunswick

    A clerk at a Middlesex County gas station mistakenly accepted a phony $100 bill that was intended to be used in movies, authorities said.Police on Monday tweeted a photo of the front and back of the fake currency, which has the words -- “For Motion Picture Use Only” -- printed on both sides and reportedly was spent by an unidentified man from Montgomery."SERIOUSLY....this is the fake ...

  8. New Trader Joe's Coming To Freehold

    New Trader Joe's Coming To Freehold

    There's a glimmer of good news on the retail circuit: A new Trader Joe's wholesale grocery store is coming to Route 9 in Freehold this year. Other tenants at Pond Road Plaza include DSW, Michael’s and Petco.The Trader Joe's store is expected to move into 12,588-square-feet of vacated space previously occupied by Walgreens. The pharmacy closed in 2015.It was previously reported the ...

  9. 37-Year-Old Accident Victim, 'Big Mike' Severin, Father Of 2 Young Daughters

    37-Year-Old Accident Victim, 'Big Mike' Severin, Father Of 2 Young Daughters

    Michael J. Severin of Barnegat loved hunting and the outdoors. But more than anything, his wife and two daughters were his world.Severin, 37, died Saturday in a single-car accident in Eagleswood. He was born on Nov. 20, 1982, in Point Pleasant and grew up in Brick.He worked for Ocean County Utilities Authority in West Creek. He was actively involved in the Free Masons and his ...

  10. 2 Central Jersey Modell's Stores Closing

    2 Central Jersey Modell's Stores Closing

    National retail chain Modell’s Sporting Goods is closing two stores in Central Jersey, company officials said.CEO Mitchell Modell announced last week 24 locations would close nationwide in an attempt to preserve the whole company and save the jobs of 4,300 families.The Central Jersey stores closing are located on Route 9 in Englishtown and Green Street in Woodbridge. A third store ...

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