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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. Gun Control Campaign Money Reigns In Connecticut

    Gun Control Campaign Money Reigns In Connecticut

    Federal candidates in Connecticut are among those benefiting nationwide from an increase in campaign spending by gun control advocates. The Nutmeg State has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation.While the National Rifle Association spending has fallen by nearly 70 percent nationwide since the 2014 midterm elections, groups supporting gun control spent nearly $12 million on ...

  2. Gun Campaign Donations In NY, For Or Against

    Gun Campaign Donations In NY, For Or Against

    While most of the state's gun violence is centered near New York City, most of the federal campaign money -- on both sides of the gun rights debate -- is being spent Upstate.A Daily Voice analysis of congressional campaign finance reports found that nearly all the money being spent by the NRA and other rifle affiliates as well as money spent for congressmen supporting gun ...

  3. Around The Towns: Coding Camp, Top Judge Honored, Engel Awards Health Center Money

    Around The Towns: Coding Camp, Top Judge Honored, Engel Awards Health Center Money

    State Sen. Jamaal T. Bailey, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow and AT&T New York President Amy Kramer visited the AT&T & NSSA Girls of Color Coding Camp to speak to 30 young participants on the importance of girls engaging in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and career path. The two-week program, held at the Benjamin Turner Middle School, is Mount ...

  4. Around The Towns: Ganim Faces Primary, Murphy Talks To Trump, Sales Tax Free Week Intact

    Around The Towns: Ganim Faces Primary, Murphy Talks To Trump, Sales Tax Free Week Intact

    State Sen. Marilyn Moore will face incumbent Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim in next month's primary election.On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Moore was notified by elections officials that she had petitioned successfully onto the Sept. 10 Democratic primary ballot -- setting the stage for a battle against Ganim, longtime mayor.Three Republicans will also face off in a Sept. 10 primary for mayor: Ethan ...

  5. Senate's First Opioid Addiction, Overdose Prevention Hearing Co-Chaired By Carlucci, Harckham

    Senate's First Opioid Addiction, Overdose Prevention Hearing Co-Chaired By Carlucci, Harckham

    Local state senators hosted the first public hearing on opioids, addiction and overdose prevention.Sen. Pete Harckham, chairman of the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, co-chairs a Joint Task Force with Sen. David Carlucci, chairman of the Senate Mental Health Committee and Sen. Gustavo Rivera, chairman of the Senate Health Committee.Harckham and Carlucci ...

  6. Lowey Hosts Gun Violence Roundtable Discussion

    Lowey Hosts Gun Violence Roundtable Discussion

    U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, in the aftermath of the deadly mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton that left communities devastated, joined Lower Hudson Valley students, survivors, relatives of victims, activists, local law enforcement and medical researchers for a roundtable discussion on gun violence and prevention. During the event at Greenburgh Public Library on Monday, Aug. ...

  7. Eversource Onboard With Offshore Wind Projects

    Eversource Onboard With Offshore Wind Projects

    Eversource is expanding its sources of power to include wind. And a long-term project for the Connecticut-centered utility company is expanding its customer base to include New Yorkers.On July 18, New York state selected Sunrise Wind, a joint venture of Eversource and Orsted to negotiate an Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate agreement for an 880 megawatt wind farm ...

  8. Domestic Violence Bill Signed Into Law

    Domestic Violence Bill Signed Into Law

    If you are a victim of domestic violence, your rights to report incidents have expanded, under a new state law.State Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski said their legislation to allow domestic violence victims to report an incident of abuse to any law enforcement agency in New York state was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Last week, the state legislators joined ...

  9. Chance Of Sports Gambling, New Bridgeport Casino Dims

    Chance Of Sports Gambling, New Bridgeport Casino Dims

    State lawmakers are weighing a comprehensive plan for expanded gambling in ConnecticutThe bipartisan bill, called the Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act, is in draft form but already is meeting resistance from the state's Native American tribes.Made public last week, the legislative proposal includes sports betting and authorization for online gambling.The biggest-ticket item is a ...

  10. 'Team Mitch' Versus AOC Sparks Twitter Firestorm

    'Team Mitch' Versus AOC Sparks Twitter Firestorm

    A group of "Team Mitch" boys in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky generated a Twitter firestorm when they posted a photograph with a life-size replica of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.One teen pretends to kiss her while another depicts a chokehold. Three others offer a thumbs down gesture. They're clad in matching T-shirts from McConnell's re-election ...

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