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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. U.S. Marshals Arrest 2nd Suspect In Fatal New Brunswick Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    U.S. Marshals Arrest 2nd Suspect In Fatal New Brunswick Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said.On Nov. 7 at approximately 9:55 p.m., police  responded Seaman Street and Remsen Avenue for a shooting.Police found located Rafael Florez-Lopez, 38, and another man with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone ...

  2. Stabbing Reported In Asbury Park

    Stabbing Reported In Asbury Park

    A stabbing was reported in Asbury Park, authorities said.The stabbing occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 200 Deal Lake Drive, reports said.The victim had slash wounds to the chest, according to an unconfirmed report.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Manchester Fire Was 'Intentionally Set': Prosecutor

    Manchester Fire Was 'Intentionally Set': Prosecutor

    A fire in a vacant structure earlier this week was intentionally set, authorities said.On Tuesday, Manchester police and Manchester Fire Department were dispatched on a report of a fire at a vacant structure on Ridgeway Road.Once the fire was extinguished, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime ...

  4. Two Bodies Found In South Jersey: Developing

    Two Bodies Found In South Jersey: Developing

    Authorities were investigating a report of two bodies found in South Jersey.The report came in about 5 p.m. from 176 Huntington Drive in Southampton Township.The fire department was investigating.A visitor found the bodies, and carbon monoxide was suspected to be a factor, the unconfirmed report said.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. Homeowner Chases Burglary Suspect On Foot Before His Arrest: Evesham PD

    Homeowner Chases Burglary Suspect On Foot Before His Arrest: Evesham PD

    A South Jersey resident returned to his home and was surprised to find a burglary suspect, authorities said.On Tuesday, Evesham police officers responded to the 200 block of Tomlinson Mill Road for a burglary in progress. While en route to the location, officers were advised that the homeowner was chasing the burglary suspect on foot, according to Lt. Joseph Friel, a ...

  6. K-9 Dog, Police Officer Struck By Fleeing Stolen Car In Atlantic City

    K-9 Dog, Police Officer Struck By Fleeing Stolen Car In Atlantic City

    An Atlantic City Police officer and his K9 partner were struck by a driver fleeing a motor vehicle stop in a stolen car, authorities said. At 9:03 p.m. Tuesday, Detectives Christopher Dodson, Alberto Valles, and Eric Evans spotted a Ford Fusion that had been previously reported stolen, police said.The same vehicle had fled an attempted motor vehicle stop by an Atlantic City police ...

  7. Death Reported At Woodbridge High School: Developing

    Death Reported At Woodbridge High School: Developing

    A person was apparently found in a Woodbridge High School bathroom after suffering a medical episode Wednesday, developing and unconfirmed reports.Police did not immediately return Daily Voice's call placed in the afternoon.An unconfirmed report said the person suffered a heart attack and was found in a high school men's room.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  8. COLD CASE: Probe Of Quadruple South Jersey Homicide Intensifies

    COLD CASE: Probe Of Quadruple South Jersey Homicide Intensifies

    It's been 15 years since the discovery of the bodies of four women dumped in a drainage ditch in West Atlantic City.The investigation remains active and authorities are unwilling to call it a "cold case." "The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to continuing the investigation of the murders of Kim Raffo, Molly Dilts, Barbara Breidor and Tracy Roberts, to bring ...

  9. Philadelphia Ex-Con Gets 98 Years In NJ State Prison For Fatal Atlantic City Crime Spree

    Philadelphia Ex-Con Gets 98 Years In NJ State Prison For Fatal Atlantic City Crime Spree

    A Philadelphia man must serve nearly 80 years in New Jersey state prison before he is eligible for parole for a fatal shooting and other crimes, authorities said.Avery Bracey, 39, was sentenced to 50 years for felony murder, 18 years for attempted witness tampering, 17 years for first-degree robbery, four years for criminal restraint, 18 years for weapons offenses, eight years for ...

  10. Howell Student Suspended Over Snapchat Photo Of Airsoft Rifle

    Howell Student Suspended Over Snapchat Photo Of Airsoft Rifle

    Police increased security at Howell High School on Wednesday after a student posted a photo of a rifle on Snapchat, authorities said.A student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly posting the photo and threatening remarks.Howell Township police shared the post in which a rifle can be seen between the person's legs with the caption "Don't pu Tomorrow."The threat was not credible, Howell ...

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