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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. First Responders Called To 'Serious Crash' In Gloucester County

    First Responders Called To 'Serious Crash' In Gloucester County

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews responded to a "serious injury" motor vehicle crash in Gloucester County.Firefighters had to remove a car door and at least three ambulances were called to state Route 44 and Flood Gate Road about 3 p.m., initial reports said.This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  2. Suspected Drug Dealers From Mercer, Ocean Counties Arrested On Crack Cocaine Charges

    Suspected Drug Dealers From Mercer, Ocean Counties Arrested On Crack Cocaine Charges

    Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Brick Township, authorities said.Brick Police Department's Street Crimes Unit Detectives made a warranted “knock and announce” search at the Maple Leaf Park Complex, on Sawmill Road about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Patrol Officer Victoria Finelli.David Gonzalez, 32, from Brick in Ocean County was charged with possession with ...

  3. Amazon Fulfillment Center Replacing Vacant Jersey Shore Sears Store

    Amazon Fulfillment Center Replacing Vacant Jersey Shore Sears Store

    Amazon plans to open another fulfillment center in Central Jersey at the site of a vacant Sears store.The approximately 93,000-square-foot Monmouth County location — at Seaview Square Shopping Center in Ocean Township — is expected to open in October, Mayor Chris Siciliano told NJ Advance Media.“It’s a win-win for us and for Amazon," Siciliano told NJ.com. "It’s really an ideal spot and ...

  4. COVID-19: South Jersey School Administrator, 45, Dies Of Coronavirus

    COVID-19: South Jersey School Administrator, 45, Dies Of Coronavirus

    A vice principal in Atlantic County’s Hamilton Township School District, and former Atlantic City teacher, has died from COVID-19.Cara Marie Josephine Surace Bluth, 45, died on Saturday after a short battle with the coronavirus, according to her obituary.“Cara made every room brighter just by entering it,” her obituary says. “From her soul, she exuded joy, laughter, and love. She loved ...

  5. Authorities ID Fatal Trenton Headshot Victim, 60

    Authorities ID Fatal Trenton Headshot Victim, 60

    Authorities identified a 60-year-old Trenton man who died of a fatal headshot wound earlier Thursday.The apparent homicide was reported at 10 a.m. at 507 Home Ave., making it the second fatal shooting in the capital city this week. An earlier, unconfirmed report said that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office ...

  6. Atlantic City Man, 23, Indicted For Armed Robbery, Fatal Shooting At Hotel

    Atlantic City Man, 23, Indicted For Armed Robbery, Fatal Shooting At Hotel

    A 23-year-old man from Atlantic City has been indicted in connection with a fatal shooting during a robbery in a hotel last year, authorities said.Keshawn T. Faulkner, of Atlantic City, was indicted by a grand jury in for the murder of 25 year-old Wayne Brown, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.Faulkner was charged with felony murder, robbery, unlawful ...

  7. Authorities ID Central Jersey Resident, 75, Killed In House Fire

    Authorities ID Central Jersey Resident, 75, Killed In House Fire

    Authorities have released the name of the Middlesex County resident killed in a house fire on Tuesday.The fire broke out about 5 p.m. at 122 Lowell Street in Carteret.  First responders found Mark Levinzon, 75, of Carteret inside the residence. Levinzon was unresponsive and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.The cause of death remains undetermined ...

  8. VIDEO: Atlantic City Police Help Deliver Baby Girl

    VIDEO: Atlantic City Police Help Deliver Baby Girl

    Whoa, baby!That's all one can say after this story.Spoiler alert: You can view the end result via the video linked above.On Saturday, Atlantic City Police Officers Auttika Taing and Justin Peyton were leaving AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, when a vehicle pulled behind them. A frantic driver told the patrol officers that her friend needed immediate medical ...

  9. South Jersey Police, EMS Respond To Motorcycle Crash In Gloucester

    South Jersey Police, EMS Respond To Motorcycle Crash In Gloucester

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were at the scene of a serious motorcycle crash in Camden County, authorities said.The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. at Jarvis and Kearsley roads in Gloucester Township, according to initial reports.An unconfirmed report said that the motorcycle rider was down and bleeding from her face with a head injury. Advanced life support crews ...

  10. WINNERS: 7 NJ Mega Millions Players Take Home $110K

    WINNERS: 7 NJ Mega Millions Players Take Home $110K

    There were seven third-tier prizewinning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, state officials said.Two of those lucky tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, multiplying the prizes to $30,000 apiece.The players matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn to win the $10,000 prize. The winning numbers for the Feb. 23 ...

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