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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. Around The Towns: 10 States Support NRA, Ganim Wins Primary With Absentee Votes, Climate Change

    Around The Towns: 10 States Support NRA, Ganim Wins Primary With Absentee Votes, Climate Change

    Ten states and about two dozen members of Congress have joined the National Rifle Association in supporting gunmaker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown.Officials in 10 conservative states, 22 House Republicans and the NRA are among groups that filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this ...

  2. Around The Towns: Active Shooter Defense, Indian Point Closure, Biaggi Speaks, Buchwald Lauded

    Around The Towns: Active Shooter Defense, Indian Point Closure, Biaggi Speaks, Buchwald Lauded

    Westchester County will offer additional training sessions for residents to learn the strategies and skills to survive if an active shooter attacked their workplace or another public venue.Known as Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), training classes will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White ...

  3. Civil Lawsuits Filed Locally Under New 'Child Victims Act'

    Civil Lawsuits Filed Locally Under New 'Child Victims Act'

    During the first month of the Child Victims Act, a total of 13 claims of alleged abuse have been filed in Westchester County Supreme Court.Statewide, the number of new civil cases is 639 through Monday, Sept. 9, according to Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the state Unified Court System.On Aug. 14, New York state opened up a one-year, one-time-only period where victims can file ...

  4. Greenburgh Supervisor Challenged In November For First Time Since 2007

    Greenburgh Supervisor Challenged In November For First Time Since 2007

    One of Westchester County's longest-serving town supervisors is facing a rare challenge at the polls this fall. For the first time in a dozen years, longtime Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner, a Democrat and former county legislator, will have an opponent on Nov. 5.Independent challenger Lucas Cioffi will be on the ballot this fall appearing on the Greenburgh Party line.Feiner has ...

  5. Democrats Eye Majority Of Greenwich Board Of Selectmen For First Time In 16 years

    Democrats Eye Majority Of Greenwich Board Of Selectmen For First Time In 16 years

    Peter Tesei's departure as First Selectman in Greenwich after 31 years of government service leaves his top job open for the first time since 2007.Tesei, who is completing a record sixth two-year term as First Selectman, announced he would not seek re-election. "It's time to finish this journey and begin a new one,'' Tesei said in February.Greenwich, a longtime Republican stronghold, is ...

  6. Area Schools Expand Mental Health Training For Teachers

    Area Schools Expand Mental Health Training For Teachers

    With one of every five American children suffering from a diagnosable mental illness, more area school districts have expanded teacher training for early intervention.At least 31 school districts in Westchester utilize Global Compliance Network (GCN) training. GCN's training includes online and some face-to-face lessons that include emergency response, code of conduct, child abuse ...

  7. State Lawmakers Challenge Rise In Water Rates

    State Lawmakers Challenge Rise In Water Rates

    State lawmakers have called on the state Public Service Commission to reject a steep water rate increase for Suez Water customers in southern Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.Customers affected by the hikes in Westchester include residents and businesses in Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester.In March, SUEZ Water requested a 20 percent revenue increase in its water service rates ...

  8. More Connecticut Children Skip Vaccinations For Religious Reasons

    More Connecticut Children Skip Vaccinations For Religious Reasons

    The numbers are small, but the potential impacts are huge, according to Connecticut health officials.New data released Thursday, Aug. 29 found more schoolchildren are being exempted from vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella -- citing religious reasons.The total number of religious exemptions in the state climbed by 25 percent, from the 2017-18 school year to the 2018-19 school ...

  9. Westchester Schools Prepare To Protect Children When Classes Resume

    Westchester Schools Prepare To Protect Children When Classes Resume

    Reading, writing, criminal background checks. Opening school day priorities have shifted due to the nationwide increase in mass shootings.Many Westchester schools are now hiring county or local police to protect children and teachers. Other school districts turn to private security firms, in-house guards or a mix of public and private forces.In addition to surveillance cameras, some ...

  10. Back-To-School: Pens, Notebooks, 'Tactical' Backpacks?

    Back-To-School: Pens, Notebooks, 'Tactical' Backpacks?

    It's a sign of the times.Not only is there a need to heighten security at schools with guards, cameras and visitor background checks. Now, some parents are arming their children with bulletproof backpacks.News outlets are reporting an increase in the purchase of so-called "tactical backpacks" before the 2019-2020 school year."It's a sad sign of the fear that exists,'' said Dr. Joseph L. ...

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