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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. Fair Lawn Detectives Nab $2,000 Burglary Suspect In Paterson

    Fair Lawn Detectives Nab $2,000 Burglary Suspect In Paterson

    Fair Lawn detectives didn’t need long to identify, catch and charge a Prospect Park man with making off with $2,000 in coins during a local burglary.Detectives Anthony Lugo and Bryan Rypkema went to Paterson, where they stopped 22-year-old Alexander Tallman in his car on First Avenue, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.The day before, they said, he broke into a Lake Street residence and stole the ...

  2. Paterson 'Hot Spot' Detectives Seize Ex-Con With Loaded Gun, Drugs

    Paterson 'Hot Spot' Detectives Seize Ex-Con With Loaded Gun, Drugs

    Detectives with a targeted Paterson police detail seized a local ex-con who was carrying a loaded gun along with cocaine and pot, authorities said.Detectives Salvatore Macolino and William Palomino and Detective Sgts. Mohan Singh and Wayne Bizzaro were focusing on hot spots for drug-dealing and violence when they spotted Glenn Martin on East 23rd Street near 11th Avenue, Police Director ...

  3. Woman, Dog Injured In Separate Coyote Attacks, Ramapo Reservation Closed

    Woman, Dog Injured In Separate Coyote Attacks, Ramapo Reservation Closed

    UPDATE: Fish and wildlife police set up traps in the park, which was expected to remain closed for a week -- possibly two -- or until some coyotes are captured, Daily Voice has learned.READ MORE: https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/mahwah/police-fire/update-ramapo-reservation-remains-closed-indefinitely-following-coyote-attacks-on-woman-dog/777065/******ORIGINAL STORY: A woman and a ...

  4. Passaic Sheriff: Driver Punches, Threatens Officer After Stop

    Passaic Sheriff: Driver Punches, Threatens Officer After Stop

    What could’ve been just another traffic stop changed when the driver punched a Passaic County sheriff’s officer, then threatened to come after him once he’s released from custody, authorities said.Officers pulled over a Kia driven by 21-year-old Marquis Wedderburn near the intersection of East 28th Street and 15th Avenue in Paterson, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said Saturday.A computer ...

  5. North Arlington Burn Victim Airlifted To Barnabas From Lyndhurst

    North Arlington Burn Victim Airlifted To Barnabas From Lyndhurst

    A North Arlington woman was flown to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after she was severely burned Saturday afternoon in a cooking flashover.An ambulance brought the 45-year-old Madison Street victim to the Riverside County Park field in Lyndhurst, where an AirMed One chopper picked her up shortly before 1 p.m., Capt. Robert Reilly said.Reilly thanked Hackensack University ...

  6. DoorDash Delivery Driver Shot Dead In Paterson

    DoorDash Delivery Driver Shot Dead In Paterson

    A woman making a DoorDash delivery in Paterson was shot and killed in her car Friday night.Petra Rhoden, 43, drove off after she was shot in the chest on Rosa Parks Boulevard near her Harrison Street destination around 10:20 p.m. Friday, crashing her car through a fence and into a shed , authorities said.Rhoden, who previously lived in Englewood and more recently in Paterson, was later ...

  7. Paterson Ex-Con Captured, Charged With August Street Slaying

    Paterson Ex-Con Captured, Charged With August Street Slaying

    An ongoing dispute ended when a Paterson ex-con pulled a gun and shot another in the back, killing him, on a city street, authorities said Saturday in announcing the accused murderer’s capture.Lavar Bellfield, 35, was charged with murder and weapons offenses – including being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm – in the Aug. 4 slaying of 28-year-old Kevin Lewis in front of 271 ...

  8. NJ Transit Driver Injured In Ridgefield Park School Bus Crash Gets $2.25M In Settlement

    NJ Transit Driver Injured In Ridgefield Park School Bus Crash Gets $2.25M In Settlement

    A driver who suffered spinal injuries that kept him from ever returning to work when his NJ Transit bus was struck from behind by a school bus in Ridgefield Park received a $2.25 million settlement, a published report says.Miguel Alvarez had stopped to collect passengers on eastbound Route 46 when his bus was struck from behind on June 22, 2017, aggravating a previous injury, attorney ...

  9. Authorities: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By FedEx Truck On Route 23 In Wayne Still Not ID'd

    Authorities: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By FedEx Truck On Route 23 In Wayne Still Not ID'd

    More than a day after a man was struck and killed by a FedEx truck on Route 23 in Wayne, authorities hadn't yet been able to identify him.The victim was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a little over a half-hour after he was struck on the highway's northbound side near Black Oak Ridge Road, authorities said Friday.The body was ...

  10. Englewood Homeowner Falls From Ladder

    Englewood Homeowner Falls From Ladder

    An Englewood homeowner was hospitalized Friday morning after falling from atop a ladder outside his house.The 60-something Lafayette Place homeowner was semi-conscious after falling while doing work on his house shortly before 9:45 a.m., Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said.He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, the deputy chief said.

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