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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. Ex-Con Had Help In Violent Carjacking Attempt Outside Route 17 Motorcycle Shop, Police Reveal

    Ex-Con Had Help In Violent Carjacking Attempt Outside Route 17 Motorcycle Shop, Police Reveal

    A career criminal who was seized moments after a violent carjacking attempt in Hasbrouck Heights had help, said authorities who charged a fellow convicted felon from Lodi in connection with the crime.Manuel Felton, 44, was coming off two recent years in state prison on drug-related convictions when authorities said he and Jared Stun targeted a motorcyclist outside a Route 17 cycle shop ...

  2. Boy, 16, Shot In Paterson

    Boy, 16, Shot In Paterson

    A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest before dawn on Paterson’s north side, authorities confirmed.The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center after police found him on North 5th Street near Haledon Avenue at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief Bert Ribeiro said in a joint announcement.The brief ...

  3. Street Dealer Nabbed With Two Guns, Raw Heroin, Crack, Ammo, More, Passaic Sheriff Says

    Street Dealer Nabbed With Two Guns, Raw Heroin, Crack, Ammo, More, Passaic Sheriff Says

    Passaic County sheriff's officers seized a street dealer with two guns, various drugs for sale and an assortment of packaging materials, authorities said.Detectives with Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik's Fugitive Warrant Squad and Emergency Response Team assisted with the arrest of Lamont D. Baker, 30, as he left his Paterson home on Thursday, Sept. 29.Berdnik said searches of Baker's home ...

  4. SCHOOL SCARE: Northern Valley HS Staffer Collapses, Heroes Respond

    SCHOOL SCARE: Northern Valley HS Staffer Collapses, Heroes Respond

    No students were in the immediate area when a staff member collapsed and stopped breathing at Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, authorities said. Luckily police were.The staffer had gone to the Technology Department on the second floor for help with a computer issue when he suffered a medical episode shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, they said.As fortune would ...

  5. Fire Ravages Wayne Home

    Fire Ravages Wayne Home

    What apparently began as a deck fire became a raging blaze doused by Wayne's bravest.Everyone got out safely and no injuries were reported in the three-alarm fire, which broke out on Urban Club Road just off Valley Road near the North Jersey Country Club shortly before 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30.All of Wayne's five fire companies responded as flames spread to the upper floors of the $1.1 ...

  6. UPDATE: Body Of Female GWB Jumper Recovered From Hudson River

    UPDATE: Body Of Female GWB Jumper Recovered From Hudson River

    The body of a woman who jumped from the George Washington Bridge was pulled from the Hudson River less than an hour after her abandoned vehicle was found on the span, Port Authority officials said.A search began after the vehicle was discovered on the westbound lower level around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, they said.The NYPD Harbor Unit retrieved the body about three miles south of the ...

  7. Family Cat Killed In Lyndhurst House Fire

    Family Cat Killed In Lyndhurst House Fire

    A family's cat died in a smoky basement fire in Lyndhurst, responders at the scene said.Borough firefighters assisted by their colleagues from North Arlington quickly doused the Forest Avenue blaze near Ridge Road, which broke out in the 2½-story, wood-frame house around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.No injuries were reported.Lyndhurst firefighters assisted by their colleagues from ...

  8. SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Hackensack Police Capture Knife-Wielding Man Wanted For Attacking Woman

    SCHOOL LOCKDOWN: Hackensack Police Capture Knife-Wielding Man Wanted For Attacking Woman

    A Hackensack grade school was locked down as police pursued -- and then captured -- a knife-wielding Morris County man who they said had just assaulted and terrorized a local woman.Officer Aaron Rios and Police Officer Stanislav Tovbin heard "loud arguing" coming from a Railroad Avenue home while responding to a 911 call late Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, said Capt. Michael Antista, the ...

  9. SEE ANYTHING? Paramus Mom Returning Home Interrupts Burglars

    SEE ANYTHING? Paramus Mom Returning Home Interrupts Burglars

    A Paramus mother who returned home after dropping off her children at school interrupted a pair of burglars, igniting an area manhunt.The intruders bolted after the homeowner, who lives off Pascack Road near the Cedar Park and Beth El cemeteries, showed up Thursday morning, Sept. 29, authorities said.Their getaway car was described as small and dark-colored, with no license plate.A ...

  10. Social Studies Teacher Sues Local Bergen County District Over Suspension For Hitler Assignments

    Social Studies Teacher Sues Local Bergen County District Over Suspension For Hitler Assignments

    A Bergen County grade-school social studies teacher who was indefinitely suspended over assignments about Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany claims the district superintendent told him that he’d upset “Jewish people” in town and then ordered him to “fix” it.In a lawsuit filed against the Woodcliff Lake School District, Robert Welsh of Park Ridge says he was made a “scapegoat” amid complaints ...

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