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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. ‘HELP ME!’ Clifton PD Rescues Couple Kidnapped By Violent Sex Offender Posing As Police Officer

    ‘HELP ME!’ Clifton PD Rescues Couple Kidnapped By Violent Sex Offender Posing As Police Officer

    “HELP ME!” a Morris County woman mouthed to a stranger in the parking lot of a Clifton bank after she and a companion were kidnapped by a violent registered sex offender.That brought Clifton police, who captured both the abductor and an accomplice, authorities said.The 28-year-old woman and her companion, a 32-year-old West Milford man, told police that they were parked near the corner ...

  2. UPDATE: Bergen Executive, Father Of Four ID'd As Train Death Victim

    UPDATE: Bergen Executive, Father Of Four ID'd As Train Death Victim

    A married father of four was struck and killed by a freight train in Bergen County on Sunday, authorities confirmed.The media executive apparently walked the two miles or so from his Haworth home to the spot where he was struck shortly 100 yards or so yards south of the LaRoche Avenue crossing in Harrington Park shortly after 4 p.m., responders said.He was pronounced dead at the scene ...

  3. Paramus Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Federal Judge

    Paramus Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Federal Judge

    A Paramus man threatened to kill a federal judge whose address he bought online, said authorities who arrested him.William Kaetz, 56, mailed a message to the judge’s house last month asking that a case he had pending be expedited, asking that the judge be recused and saying that the “excessive delay” was “unacceptable to him,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said.Less than a week later, ...

  4. Ex-Con Admits Illegally Packing Revolver At Jersey Shore Hotel

    Ex-Con Admits Illegally Packing Revolver At Jersey Shore Hotel

    A Monmouth County ex-con admitted in federal court Monday that he was illegally carrying a gun when local police stopped him outside an Eatontown hotel.Rashon Alexander, 42, of Long Branch took a plea deal from prosecutors in exchange for leniency at sentencing.Acting on a tip, Eatontown police stopped Alexander this past January as he and another man approached a hotel where he was ...

  5. UPDATE: Off-Duty Officer Shoots At Armed Robbers In Paterson, Responders Say

    UPDATE: Off-Duty Officer Shoots At Armed Robbers In Paterson, Responders Say

    An off-duty police officer shot at four armed men who tried to rob him on a dark Paterson street, authorities confirmed Monday.The officer, dressed in plain clothes, apparently was getting out of his car when he was accosted on Pearl Street near the corner the corner of East 18th Street shortly before 10 p.m., they said.Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes confirmed the shooting but ...

  6. Hackensack Teacher From Oradell Charged With Pocketing $300,000 In Ponzi Scheme

    Hackensack Teacher From Oradell Charged With Pocketing $300,000 In Ponzi Scheme

    A Hackensack schoolteacher from Oradell ran a Ponzi scheme that fleeced investors of $300,000 that she used for herself, authorities announced Monday.Suzette Hart, 54, “solicited multiple investors for various high-yield, well-known investment opportunities knowing that the investments were fraudulent” over a five-year period, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.Hart, who most ...

  7. LEGALIZE IT? NJ Pot Supporters Need To Know Where To Find It On Ballot, Advocates Warn

    LEGALIZE IT? NJ Pot Supporters Need To Know Where To Find It On Ballot, Advocates Warn

    Polls show most New Jerseyans want marijuana legalized, but what Garden State voters may not know, advocates say, is that the question is on the back of the election ballot.A recent survey by the Stockton University Polling Institute found 66% of New Jersey respondents favoring legalized herb. Separate polls have gotten 65% and 61% thumbs up, respectively.But those are polls, not ...

  8. Runaway Sedan Seriously Injures Helpful Cashier, Customer In Paramus ShopRite Parking Lot

    Runaway Sedan Seriously Injures Helpful Cashier, Customer In Paramus ShopRite Parking Lot

    A 65-year-old shopper from Hackensack and a cashier helping her load groceries into her car were seriously injured when they were struck by a runaway sedan in the Paramus ShopRite parking lot Saturday night, authorities said.The 68-year-old driver "reported a mechanical failure" of his 2015 Nissan Versa after he put it into reverse in the lot of the Route 4 supermarket, Paramus Deputy ...

  9. Thousands Of Chicken Wings Tossed In Route 287 Mishap

    Thousands Of Chicken Wings Tossed In Route 287 Mishap

    Fortunately the Super Bowl is still 111 days away. Loads of flatties and drummies got trashed after a truck full of frozen chicken wings tipped Monday morning off Route 287.Firefighters got the driver of Paterson’s Menella’s Poultry Company out through the passenger side after the crash closed the ramp from northbound Route 208 to northbound 287 in Franklin Lakes around 9 a.m.He was ...

  10. Police: Fair Lawn Man Threatened Officers, Families

    Police: Fair Lawn Man Threatened Officers, Families

    A Fair Lawn man accused of fighting with and spitting on police threatened borough officers and their families on social media after a judge released him, authorities said.Paterson police captured Brandon Michael Hernandez, 25, and turned him over to Fair Lawn police on an arrest warrant on Friday.Hernandez was arrested last month after police said he violated an order of protection and ...

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