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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. Woodbridge Man, 29, Killed In Wrong-Way Head-On Crash With Truck

    Woodbridge Man, 29, Killed In Wrong-Way Head-On Crash With Truck

    A 29-year-old man from Woodbridge was killed when his SUV collided head-on into a truck on an exit ramp in Central Jersey, authorities said. State Police identified the victim as Govinda Rishi of the Keasbey section. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.The collision occurred on Route 440 northbound, near the Woodbridge Avenue exit ramp in Edison Township, state police ...

  2. COVID-19: Monmouth University Sees 319 Cases, More Than 100 From 'Super Spreader' Event

    COVID-19: Monmouth University Sees 319 Cases, More Than 100 From 'Super Spreader' Event

    Monmouth University has cancelled all in-person classes and sporting events after confirming more than 300 positive coronavirus cases. School officials blame an off-campus “super-spreader” event for the recent spike -- and more than a third of the newest cases.Of the 319 confirmed cases, 183 involved students living on the West Long Branch campus, 131 off-campus students and five ...

  3. WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $372K Sold In Ocean County

    WINNER: Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Worth $372K Sold In Ocean County

    A winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket was sold in Ocean County, state Lottery officials said.The lucky ticket was sold at Jersey Farms food store, 2540 Old Hooper Ave. in Brick Township.The ticket matched all five numbers drawn to win the $372,477 jackpot from Monday's drawing.The winning numbers were: 13, 15, 31, 35, and 36 and the XTRA number was: 03. Jersey Farms will receive a bonus ...

  4. Former Central Jersey Pilot, 46, Among Three Killed In Michigan Crash

    Former Central Jersey Pilot, 46, Among Three Killed In Michigan Crash

    A former Central Jersey pilot among three people killed in a two-car crash in Michigan on Monday was being remembered for his quiet acts of kindness.Yoni Kohn, 46 -- formerly of Edison and Lakewood -- and two others died in the northern Van Buren County crash around 12 p.m. when one car was rear-ended, causing both to roll over, WoodTV reports. The impact forced both cars into ...

  5. Fatal Stabbing In Atlantic City, Burlington County Man Charged With Robbery

    Fatal Stabbing In Atlantic City, Burlington County Man Charged With Robbery

    A South Jersey man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a 25-year-old man in Atlantic City, authorities said.Anthony Warfield was stabbed in the left side of his chest during the robbery and an ensuing fight late Saturday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.Warfield died of his injuries after surgery at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, the prosecutor ...

  6. Two Fatal Shootings In Trenton, Woman Shot In Head

    Two Fatal Shootings In Trenton, Woman Shot In Head

    UPDATED: Trenton police were called to multiple shootings on Saturday night, with at least two people killed, authorities said.They mark the 31st and 32nd homicides this year in the state capital, twice as many as all of 2019 -- when there were 16 homicides, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.About 7 p.m., two people were shot in the first block of North Hermitage ...

  7. Manaquan High School Goes All-Virtual Due To New Coronavirus Cases

    Manaquan High School Goes All-Virtual Due To New Coronavirus Cases

    With the discovery of three new COVID-19 cases in Manasquan, the school district has opted to keep high school students home for all-virtual learning.Also, SAT and ACT tests have been cancelled at Manasquan for the next two weekends, officials said.Remote learning will be effective until Oct. 18, according to Manasquan Superintendent of Schools Frank Kasyan.There's no evidence that ...

  8. Teenager Charged With Attempted Murder In Perth Amboy Stabbing

    Teenager Charged With Attempted Murder In Perth Amboy Stabbing

    A teenager has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing earlier this week, authorities said.The non-fatal stabbing occurred on Monday.A 16-year-old surrendered to Perth Amboy police on Thursday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Perth Amboy Police Chief Roman McKeon said.The suspect attacked three people, one of whom was stabbed, they ...

  9. Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Blaze In South Amboy

    Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Blaze In South Amboy

    Firefighters in Central Jersey brought a major overnight fire under control early Friday, authorities said.The three-alarm blaze broke out at about midnight at 230 Second St. near Stockton Street in South Amboy, reports said. There was an unconfirmed report of one burn victim.It took about two hours to bring the fire under control officials said.No details about the cause have been ...

  10. Jersey Shore Home Health Aide Arrested For Stealing $16K From Patients' Checking Accounts

    Jersey Shore Home Health Aide Arrested For Stealing $16K From Patients' Checking Accounts

    A home health aide from Ocean County has been arrested for stealing more than $16,000 from her elderly patients, authorities said.Keighla Bloschock. 27, of Manchester Township was charged with multiple counts of theft, forgery, computer related criminal activity and money laundering, Manchester police said.The home health aide allegedly bought extravagant items such as jewelry and ...

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