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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. 15 Arrested In Central Jersey On Child Sex Abuse Charges

    15 Arrested In Central Jersey On Child Sex Abuse Charges

    Fourteen Monmouth County men and one juvenile have been arrested for possessing or trafficking child sexual abuse pornography, authorities said. The arrests were made during the past three months by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with help from New Jersey State Police and Homeland ...

  2. FOUND: 12-Year-Old South Jersey Boy

    FOUND: 12-Year-Old South Jersey Boy

    UPDATE: Authorities thanked the public for helping to locate a12-year-old boy who was missing overnight in Burlington County."Tymin has been found and is safe. Thank you to everyone for their efforts to help locate him," said Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.Tymin Antoine Coleman was last seen walking a bicycle on ...

  3. Portuguese Immigrant, 42, Gets 40 Years In Prison For Fatal Long Branch Pizzeria Shooting

    Portuguese Immigrant, 42, Gets 40 Years In Prison For Fatal Long Branch Pizzeria Shooting

    A Monmouth County man won't be eligible for parole until he's 80 years old and faces deportation, after receiving a 40-year state prison sentence on murder charges, authorities said.Miguel Camara, 42, of Long Branch, previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child on July 15 before Superior Court Judge ...

  4. LAWSUIT: 5 Female Rutgers Professors Sue University Over Equal Pay

    LAWSUIT: 5 Female Rutgers Professors Sue University Over Equal Pay

    Five female Rutgers University professors are suing the institution say they make tens of thousands of dollars a year less than their male peers who are similarly qualified.The university told the NY Times they would not comment on the suit, however, the school in a statement said it was reviewing the way it paid professors and is committed to equal pay, despite being hampered by ...

  5. Authorities: Suspect In Burlington Killing Commits Suicide

    Authorities: Suspect In Burlington Killing Commits Suicide

    A suspect in the stabbing death a 61-year-old Burlington woman committed suicide late Thursday when detectives approached him outside a Travel Inn motel, authorities said.Kenneth Mackintosh, 51, was a transient handyman who occasionally did work for the victim in her Earl Street home, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine ...

  6. Central Jersey Day Care Aide, 20, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 3 Children

    Central Jersey Day Care Aide, 20, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 3 Children

    A day care aide from Central Jersey has been arrested for sexually assaulting children at Superhero Schoolhouse, authorities said.Kyle Finn, 20, of Sayreville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual assault and endangerment of three children according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski."We are cooperating fully with the ...

  7. Prosecutor: NJ Corrections Officer Smuggled Drugs, Cellphones Into Atlantic County Jail

    Prosecutor: NJ Corrections Officer Smuggled Drugs, Cellphones Into Atlantic County Jail

    A 25-year-old state corrections officer from South Jersey smuggled contraband into the Atlantic County Justice Facility, authorities said.Luis A. Mercado of Galloway Township was charged with second-degree official misconduct after a joint investigation with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and the jail facility in Mays Landing, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner ...

  8. SEEN HIM? Fugitive Wanted In 2013 Slaying Of Atlantic City Man, 21

    SEEN HIM? Fugitive Wanted In 2013 Slaying Of Atlantic City Man, 21

    Authorities are seeking the public's help finding a fugitive from Atlantic City wanted in a slaying seven years ago outside a South Jersey convenience store.But they warn anyone who has seen Abdul Bailey not to approach him:  "Place yourself in a safe situation and notify local law enforcement as soon as possible," Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.Bailey, 28, ...

  9. Prosecutor: Three Central Jersey 'Rivals' Charged In Separate Asbury Park Shootings

    Prosecutor: Three Central Jersey 'Rivals' Charged In Separate Asbury Park Shootings

    Three men from Monmouth County have been arrested in connection with a pair of shootings 10 months ago in Asbury Park, authorities said.As part of "a clash between rivals," one of the men was involved in both shootings, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.Antonio Pabon, 26, of Freehold, faces two counts each of first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, first ...

  10. Fatal Pedestrian Crashes In Burlington, Middlesex Counties

    Fatal Pedestrian Crashes In Burlington, Middlesex Counties

    First responders in Burlington and Middlesex counties were called to separate, serious pedestrian crashes early Friday, authorities said.About 6 a.m. on Route 38 in Lumberton, EMS crews were en route to a man lying in the roadway with "obvious fatal injuries," according to an initial unconfirmed report. Medics were recalled and a request was made for the Fire Police Strike Team on ...

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