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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. COVID-19: Pennsylvania Reports Highest Daily Positive Coronavirus Count

    COVID-19: Pennsylvania Reports Highest Daily Positive Coronavirus Count

    Pennsylvania on Thursday reported its largest daily count of new, positive coronavirus since the pandemic began, state health department officials said.A total of 4,982 patients were hospitalized and 1,048 were in intensive care units, state officials said.The daily increase of 11,406, reported at midnight, was the state's highest daily count,  bringing the statewide positive ...

  2. Body Washes Up On South Jersey Shore

    Body Washes Up On South Jersey Shore

    State park police, EMS and local police in Atlantic County were responding to a report of a body found.A body washed up on a beach in Brigantine, according to an initial, unconfirmed report.Brigantine and New Jersey State Parks police were called about the discovery about noon on Thursday, reports said.No other details were immediately available.This is a developing news story.CHECK ...

  3. SEEN HER? Missing Philadelphia Woman, 29, Last Seen In Atlantic County, NJ State Police Say

    SEEN HER? Missing Philadelphia Woman, 29, Last Seen In Atlantic County, NJ State Police Say

    New Jersey State Police seek the public's assistance in locating a 29-year-old missing from the Philadelphia area for nearly two years.The NJSP Missing Persons Unit and Franklin Township Police Department are seeking the public's assistance finding Robin Best-Bey who has been missing since early 2019.In February 2019, Best-Bey traveled from Philadelphia to Buena Borough in ...

  4. COVID-19: Princeton Rolls Out January Reopening Plan Including Tests, Vaccines, 'Campus Bubble'

    COVID-19: Princeton Rolls Out January Reopening Plan Including Tests, Vaccines, 'Campus Bubble'

    Princeton University will reopen next month with plans to distribute any new COVID-19 vaccine and create a "protective bubble" over the campus and others living nearby, administrators told the student government this week.The university, based in Mercer County, will be able to distribute a vaccine to faculty, staff, students and their households as soon as it is available beyond ...

  5. HO HO: Home Depot Distribution Centers Coming To Central Jersey With 400 New Jobs In New Year

    HO HO: Home Depot Distribution Centers Coming To Central Jersey With 400 New Jobs In New Year

    Happy New Year, Central Jersey.Home Depot announced on Wednesday that it plans to open two distribution centers in Perth Amboy next year, creating up to 400 new jobs.Home Depot, in a press statement, announced it aims to open a huge 333,000-square-foot flatbed delivery center in Perth Amboy, as well as an order fulfillment center in Middlesex County, also expected to open in 2021.The ...

  6. DAILY SCOOP: Historic PA Dairy Queen Sign Stolen, Another DQ Closes

    DAILY SCOOP: Historic PA Dairy Queen Sign Stolen, Another DQ Closes

    "Happy Tastes Good," used to be a popular slogan at Dairy Queen. Not this week, Grinch."I scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream?" Not this month, Frosty.Police in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, report that a historic "DQ" sign, destined for a Dairy Queen franchise in the Buckeye State of Ohio, was stolen from the Doylestown parking lot over the Thanksgiving break. So, ...

  7. DA: Chester County, PA, Mother Faces Abuse Charges For 'Child Torture'

    DA: Chester County, PA, Mother Faces Abuse Charges For 'Child Torture'

    A 31-year-old mother from Pennsylvania faces child abuse charges related to the brutal beating of her 9-year-old daughter, authorities said.Julianne Lewis knew about and took part in the beating of her daughter at their Westtown Township home, according to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.Doctors say the girl suffered severe brain damage, according to prosecutors.Lewis’ ...

  8. South Jersey Man, 28, Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting Death

    South Jersey Man, 28, Arrested In Atlantic City Shooting Death

    A 28-year-old man from Atlantic County has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month, authorities said.Devon J. Hill, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter and several weapons offenses in the shooting death of Rennel Turner, 54, of Atlantic City, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. At about 7 ...

  9. South Jersey Man, Woman Hurt In Atlantic City Shooting

    South Jersey Man, Woman Hurt In Atlantic City Shooting

    A man from Galloway Township and a woman from Atlantic City were wounded by gunfire on Tuesday night, authorities said.At 9:32 pm, Atlantic City patrol officers responded to the first block of south Florida Avenue on a ShotSpotter alert, according to Lt. Kevin Fair, a city police spokesman.A man and woman, who were in the same vehicle, were wounded in the gunfire, Fair said. Their names ...

  10. 18-Year-Old Killed, 3 Wounded In Bucks County, PA, Shooting

    18-Year-Old Killed, 3 Wounded In Bucks County, PA, Shooting

    A teenager from Pennsylvania was killed and three other juveniles were hurt during a shooting at an apartment complex in Bucks County, authorities said.Shots were fired at the Commons of Fallsington Apartments on Makefield Road on Tuesday night, according to Falls Township police. An 18-year-old victim, who was not identified by police, was taken to Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol ...

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