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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. Marlboro Driver Dies After Her Car Topples Telephone Pole, Collides With U-Haul Truck

    Marlboro Driver Dies After Her Car Topples Telephone Pole, Collides With U-Haul Truck

    UPDATED: An unidentified driver was killed on Monday afternoon when her car toppled a telephone pole and collided with a parked U-Haul truck, authorities said.Route 9 was closed in both directions in Marlboro and Manalapan townships after the fatal one-car crash at 1 p.m. toppled wires onto four other vehicles, a Marlboro police spokesman said. No one else was hurt, he said.The ...

  2. Mercer County Water Search Launched For Kayaker, Paddle Boarder

    Mercer County Water Search Launched For Kayaker, Paddle Boarder

    First responders were searching for two people in Mercer County after an empty kayak and paddle board were found near Washington Crossing State Park on Monday afternoon.The search began "south of the rapids" shortly before 3 p.m. near the 1300 block of River Road in Hopewell Township, according to initial reports.This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Middlesex Man, 40, Arrested After Fiery Rollover DWI Crash Hurts 2 Adults, 2 Children

    Middlesex Man, 40, Arrested After Fiery Rollover DWI Crash Hurts 2 Adults, 2 Children

    A 40-year-old driver from South Brunswick has been arrested following a serious DWI rollover crash that sent four people to the hospital, authorities said.A 19-year-old Burlington County man suffered serious burns after his Blazer was rear-ended, rolled over and burst into flames on Saturday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and North Brunswick Police Department ...

  4. Fatal Crash Closes Route 9 In Marlboro, Telephone Pole Traps Driver, Drops Wires Onto 4 Cars

    Fatal Crash Closes Route 9 In Marlboro, Telephone Pole Traps Driver, Drops Wires Onto 4 Cars

    UPDATED: Route 9 was closed in both directions in Marlboro Township on Monday afternoon after a fatal crash toppled a telephone poll, authorities said.The driver of a Ford Edge -- which struck a telephone pole then crashed into a U-Haul truck that was parked in the U-Haul parking lot at 415 Route 9 South -- was pronounced dead at the scene, Marlboro police said. The driver's ...

  5. Brick PD: Auto Theft Suspects From Atlantic City, Newark Nabbed

    Brick PD: Auto Theft Suspects From Atlantic City, Newark Nabbed

    A pair of suspected car thieves were arrested at a Brick Plaza Auto Zone, authorities said. The suspects, pulled over in a stolen BMW and stolen Jeep Cherokee, also were charged with multiple drug and weapon violations, Brick Township police said. Arrested were Romario Sharrier, 25, of Newark and Oscar Euceda, 18, of Atlantic City, police said.Brick police said they observed ...

  6. Authorities: Howell Man Threatened To 'Take Baseball Bat' To Lakewood Jewish Community

    Authorities: Howell Man Threatened To 'Take Baseball Bat' To Lakewood Jewish Community

    A 43-year-old man from Monmouth County has admitted to sending threats to the Lakewood Jewish community and Gov. Phil Murphy via social media posts, authorities said.Anthony Lodespoto of Howell pleaded guilty on Friday to bias intimidation before Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan, according to Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, Jr.Prosecutors recommend that ...

  7. Police Bust Central Jersey 'Pop-Up' Bash Attended By Over 300 Partiers

    Police Bust Central Jersey 'Pop-Up' Bash Attended By Over 300 Partiers

    As the sun went down over Howell on Sunday evening, police from multiple agencies shut down a 300-person party. The host, who charged an entrance fee, was ticketed for violating the state's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak.The "pop-up" party, in the Ramtown neighborhood, was mostly attended by out-of-town revelers, Howell police said.Howell police got help ...

  8. Lacey PD: 'Shelter In Place' During Armed Standoff

    Lacey PD: 'Shelter In Place' During Armed Standoff

    Some residents of Lacey Township are being asked to "shelter in place in their homes," while police and the Ocean County Sheriff's Department negotiates with an armed man.Both law enforcement agencies issued an alert about 5 p.m. stating that Beach Boulevard will remain closed to traffic in both directions, between Waikiki and Molokai drives until it's deemed safe by police.An initial, ...

  9. NJ Baby Who Died Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Murphy Says

    NJ Baby Who Died Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Murphy Says

    A New Jersey 7-month-old baby who recently died tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.The primary cause of death, however, had yet to be determined as of Wednesday, NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said.If confirmed that the baby died from COVID-19, the infant would be the youngest in the state to die from the virus, Gov. Phil Murphy said during a COVID-19 ...

  10. Unruly Central Jersey Costco Customer Charged A Dozen Times Before

    Unruly Central Jersey Costco Customer Charged A Dozen Times Before

    The Costco customer accused of making "terroristic threats" after losing his temper on a Jersey Shore cashier has been in trouble with the law at least a dozen times before in seven states, according to public court records.Last week's heated exchange involving William G. Commauf, 48, of Barnegat was captured on video. It led to Commauf's arrest on Wednesday on charges of making ...

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