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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. Three Dogs Killed As Major Fire Topples Gloucester County Home

    Three Dogs Killed As Major Fire Topples Gloucester County Home

    UPDATED: Firefighters battled a major house fire in Gloucester County that killed at least three dogs, authorities said.The blaze broke out about 1 p.m. and eventually led to a collapse in the structure, initial reports said.One of the homeowner's four dogs remained unaccounted for late Thursday afternoon. Three other dogs were found dead inside the home, according to an unconfirmed ...

  2. Pet Rescued, 1 Person Seriously Hurt As Firefighters Battle South Jersey Blaze

    Pet Rescued, 1 Person Seriously Hurt As Firefighters Battle South Jersey Blaze

    Firefighters were called to a major structure fire in Burlington County where at least one person was seriously hurt and an animal rescued, authorities said.First responders in Moorestown were called to the fire at 161 W. Maple Ave. about 1 p.m. Thursday, initial reports said.A ladder truck was being used to rescue a pet, and advanced life support was requested for one of the home's ...

  3. SEEN HIM? Brick Police Seek Suspect Wearing Red, White, Blue In 7-Eleven Robbery

    SEEN HIM? Brick Police Seek Suspect Wearing Red, White, Blue In 7-Eleven Robbery

    Authorities in Ocean County seek the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a robbery of cash and cigarettes from a 7-Eleven store.The robbery occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the store located at 101 Chambers Bridge Road in Brick Township, according to Sgt. Jim Kelly, a police department spokesman.Kelly released surveillance camera images (shown above) of the robbery ...

  4. Atlantic City SWAT Team Nabs Fugitive In NYC Murder

    Atlantic City SWAT Team Nabs Fugitive In NYC Murder

    A 43-year-old man from the Bronx has been arrested in Atlantic City in connection with a murder in the fall, authorities said. Jameel Campbell was wanted by the New York Police Department for his involvement in a homicide that occurred in September 2020, according to Lr. Kevin Fair, an Atlantic City police spokesman.Authorities received a tip that the fugitive was staying in ...

  5. Prosecutor: Central Jersey Man Kidnapped, Sexually Attacked 13-Year-Old Girls

    Prosecutor: Central Jersey Man Kidnapped, Sexually Attacked 13-Year-Old Girls

    A 27-year-old man from Monmouth County has been arrested for luring and kidnapping two teenage girls, authorities said.Nathan Cohen of Eatontown has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree child luring, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree possession of explicit images of minors and third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, according to ...

  6. Police ID Driver, 30, Killed In Head-On Gloucester County Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Police ID Driver, 30, Killed In Head-On Gloucester County Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Authorities have identified the driver of an SUV killed in a head-on crash with a tractor trailer late Wednesday in Gloucester County.Carl E. Cheeseman Jr., 30, of Vineland, was driving westbound on Route 40 near Rosemont Avenue and Harding Avenue in Newfield about 11 p.m. when police think he swerved to avoid a deer. His SUV entered the eastbound lane striking the truck, which was ...

  7. Prosecutor: NYC Drug Dealers Nabbed In Central Jersey With Crate-load Of Pot

    Prosecutor: NYC Drug Dealers Nabbed In Central Jersey With Crate-load Of Pot

    A local police investigation discovered hundreds of pounds of marijuana being stored near a school in Middlesex County, authorities said.Christopher Stennett, 58, and Ricardo Jackson, 48, both of Jamaica, Queens were arrested on Friday and each charged with first-degree possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, second-degree conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and ...

  8. Ocean County Man Arrested On Meth, Marijuana Charges

    Ocean County Man Arrested On Meth, Marijuana Charges

    A 41-year-old man from Ocean County has been arrested on several drug-related charges, authorities said.Jason Close of Lacey Township has been charged following a multi-agency investigation that identified a residence in the Forked River section of the township as being used to store and distribute methamphetamine, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. ...

  9. Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of ShopRite, Camden Shopping Center

    Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of ShopRite, Camden Shopping Center

    A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of a Camden County shopping center, authorities said. The scare began about 5:20 p.m. on Thursday when a caller threatened that a ShopRite supermarket on the 1200 block of Chews Landing Road was "going to blow up," according to Gloucester Township police.Police officers began to evacuate the supermarket, then expanded the precaution to ...

  10. Pair Hurt In Burlington County Shooting

    Pair Hurt In Burlington County Shooting

    Police in Burlington County are investigating a shooting that left two people hurt, authorities said.At 10 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to a report of multiple shots fired at 199 Kinsley Road in Pemberton Township.Patrol officers found a seriously injured, unconscious person suffering a gunshot wound, according to initial reports.Police took that victim an area hospital. ...

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