Jon Craig

Reporter

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

Man Shoots, Kills Home Invader Then Gets Arrested For Having Ghost Guns In South Jersey Man Shoots, Kills Home Invader Then Gets Arrested For Having Ghost Guns In South Jersey
Man Shoots, Kills Home Invader Then Gets Arrested For Having Ghost Guns In South Jersey A Cumberland County man shot an alleged home invader dead and then was arrested himself for owning ghost guns, authorities said. A ghost gun is a firearm without a serial number. Troopers responded Monday, Feb. 19, at approximately 7:15 pm, to a residence on Old Deerfield Pike in Upper Deerfield Township for a burglary in progress with a gunshot victim, New Jersey State Police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, upon arrival, the troopers were met by Kevin Lucero, 24, who advised there was a male inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Troopers attempted life-saving m…
NJ State Trooper Hurt By Driver Who Struck His Car In East Brunswick Construction Zone NJ State Trooper Hurt By Driver Who Struck His Car In East Brunswick Construction Zone
NJ State Trooper Hurt By Driver Who Struck His Car In East Brunswick Construction Zone A New Jersey State trooper suffered moderate injuries when his parked cruiser was struck by a car in a construction zone, authorities said. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at 3:38 a.m. construction work was being conducted on Route 18 in East Brunswick Township, according to Troy McNair, a State Police spokesman. The southbound lanes at the intersection of Tice Lane were closed by a marked troop car and a NJDOT crash attenuator truck. The marked troop car was parked horizontally in the left and left center lane with its emergency lights activated. The right and right center lanes were blocked …
Central Jersey Driver, 82, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 1 Central Jersey Driver, 82, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 1
Central Jersey Driver, 82, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 1 An 82-year-old driver was killed in a wrong-way. crash on Route 1 in Woodbridge, authorities said. Richard Becker, of East Brunswick, was driving south in the northbound lanes near Ford Avenue when he struck another car at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, Woodbridge police said. Becker died later that day at an area hospital. A front-seat passenger in Becker’s car suffered minor injuries, police said. The 42-year-old driver of the other car also suffered minor injuries, police said.
Tractor-Trailers Collide After Blowout On New Jersey Turnpike Tractor-Trailers Collide After Blowout On New Jersey Turnpike
Tractor-Trailers Collide After Blowout On New Jersey Turnpike Two tractor-trailers collided after one suffered a blowout on the New Jersey Turnpike, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 southbound in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey State Police said. Based on a preliminary investigation, a Wanc tractor-trailer and a Tremcar tractor-trailer were traveling southbound In the area of milepost 39.1, the Wanc tractor-trailer’s tire had a blowout, State Police said. As a result of the blowout, the Tremcar tractor-trailer struck the tire, lost directional control, and ran off the roadway into an embankment.  The …
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions About 300 jobs are being created thanks to the arrival of a new ShopRite in Old Bridge. The new ShopRite is located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Center at Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. The store is set to open in March. Hiring is taking place for all positions including department managers, butchers, deli, bakery, dairy, produce and seafood associates, customer service associates, cashiers and baggers. Perry Blatt, director of E-Commerce and Business Development for Village Super Market, Inc., said,  “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community with a brand new s…
Pennsylvania Man Tries To Carjack Vehicle In Cherry Hill Pennsylvania Man Tries To Carjack Vehicle In Cherry Hill
Pennsylvania Man Tries To Carjack Vehicle In Cherry Hill A 23-year-old man from Pennsylvania was arrested after an attempted carjacking in Cherry Hill, authorities said. Paul Adams of Darby, PA, was charged with carjacking and robbery, Cherry Hill police said. Adams allegedly approached a car stopped in traffic at about 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 10 and yelled at the driver to get out, police said. The driver pulled away as Adams tried to open the door and yank the man out of his car, police said. The driver flagged down a police officer. Adams was found by police running through a parking lot off Brace Road. Anyone with additional information is asked…
Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures' Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures'
Camden County Mom, Grandmother Kristen Emdin 'Embraced Life's Simple Pleasures' Kristen T. Emdin died on Feb. 10 in Clementon, according to an obituary published by Inglesby Funeral Home. She was 47 years old. The Camden native spent her "cherished years" in Mount Ephraim "where she embraced life's simple pleasures, such as bike riding with her beloved husband, Todd Emdin," her obituary said. She is survived by two children, Devin Townsen and Walter Whitman, and two grandchildren, Octavius and Mazikeen Michael. Viewing is on Friday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. at St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 30…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Wins $50K At Camden Supermarket A winning $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold at a supermarket in Camden County, New Jersey Lottery officials said. The third-prize ticket was sold by Northgate Deli & Grocery at 433 North 7th Street in Camden. It matched four numbers plus the Powerball in the Saturday, Feb. 17 drawing. The winning numbers were: 6, 28, 59, 62, 69. The Powerball drawn was 21 with a Power Play of 3X.
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Lee & Associates New Jersey has been selected to lease two medical office properties in Union and Burlington counties.  The commercial real estate firm’s Erica Davidson is heading the exclusive agency for 200 Williamson Street in Elizabeth and 6 Earlin Avenue in Browns Mills. Landmark Healthcare Facilities LLC owns both properties. The national full-service developer specializes in physician office buildings and clinics, ambulatory care and surgery centers, cardiac and cancer centers, imaging centers, fitness and women’s centers and laboratories. 200 Williamson Street is a new…
Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor
Probe Of Child Sex Abuse Leads To Arrest Of Trenton Brothers With Cocaine, Handgun: Prosecutor An investigation into online child exploitation has resulted in the arrest of two brothers from Trenton and the seizure of cocaine, a 9mm handgun and $10,480 in cash, authorities said. In November 2023, detectives with the prosecutor’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual in Mercer County was uploading items that portrayed the sexual exploitation or abuse of a child. An investigation was initiated, and Marcus Roberts was identified as a subject, according to Merc…
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