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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. WATCH: Sheriff's Program Provides Freedom To Bergen Police, Navy Vet Who Suffered Stroke

    WATCH: Sheriff's Program Provides Freedom To Bergen Police, Navy Vet Who Suffered Stroke

    Sometimes you don’t have to move heaven – just a little bit of earth -- to help someone in need.Retired Washington Township Police Capt. Joe Sacchi spent most of his adult life serving others while on the local force and in the U.S. Navy. So it was with immense respect and pride that a team of law enforcement officers united with a group of inmates to assist Sacchi, 81, who suffered a ...

  2. Bergen, Hudson Bail Reform Car Burglar Arrested Yet Again -- 500 Feet From Edgewater Police HQ

    Bergen, Hudson Bail Reform Car Burglar Arrested Yet Again -- 500 Feet From Edgewater Police HQ

    Police have nearly lost count of the number of times serial car burglar Isaiah Jones has been released only to strike again in community after community in Bergen and Hudson counties.It happened again Friday night when Edgewater police said they caught Jones entering unlocked vehicles in the parking lot of a River Road shopping center barely 500 feet from their headquarters.The ...

  3. HEROES: Man Falls Through Ice At Monksville Reservoir, Officers Jump In To Get Him

    HEROES: Man Falls Through Ice At Monksville Reservoir, Officers Jump In To Get Him

    UPDATE: A man who fell into the Monksville Reservoir in Ringwood while apparently ice fishing Friday afternoon was taken to an area hospital along with two police officers who went in to get him, responders said.All three were taken by ambulance to Chilton Hospital in Pequannock, responders said. Their conditions couldn't immediately be determined – although responders said a pulse had ...

  4. Englewood Cliffs Driver, 75, Charged In Palisades Park Hit-Run That Injured North Bergen Woman

    Englewood Cliffs Driver, 75, Charged In Palisades Park Hit-Run That Injured North Bergen Woman

    UPDATE: Palisades Park police tracked down an SUV driver who they said took off after hitting a 19-year-old North Bergen woman at a notorious intersection.The 75-year-old female Englewood Cliffs motorist received traffic summonses for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and failing to yield to a pedestrian after officers “checked different combinations of the license plate ...

  5. Unemployed Man Charged With 6,000 Child Porn Files At Dumont Home, Bergenfield Hangout

    Unemployed Man Charged With 6,000 Child Porn Files At Dumont Home, Bergenfield Hangout

    An unemployed Dumont man shared nearly 1,000 of 6,000 or so child pornography files that detectives seized Friday from his home and at a hangout in Bergenfield, authorities said Friday.Timothy G. Schilling, 34, was being held in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on possession and distribution of child pornography ...

  6. RECOGNIZE HIM? Wayne Police Seek Help Finding Another Business Burglar

    RECOGNIZE HIM? Wayne Police Seek Help Finding Another Business Burglar

    Wayne police sought the public’s help Friday identifying a Route 23 business burglar.The business was burglarized around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Capt. Daniel Daly said.The man in the surveillance photos above is the second business burglar Wayne police have sought help identifying this week.If you see or know the man in the surveillance photos above, Daly asked that you contact Wayne Police ...

  7. Wallington Grocer From Garfield Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen

    Wallington Grocer From Garfield Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen

    A Wallington grocer sexually assaulted a juvenile several times in Garfield, authorities charged.Pedro Perez, 30, of Garfield was arrested Thursday after city police received information and alerted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit.He was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment and remained held Friday in the Bergen ...

  8. Driver Run Over By Own Car In Franklin Lakes

    Driver Run Over By Own Car In Franklin Lakes

    A driver broke her leg in several places when she was run over by her own car Friday afternoon in Franklin Lakes, police said.The 40-year-old woman had gotten out of the vehicle on Terrace Road thinking it was in park when the door knocked her down and a tire ran over her ankle, Police Capt. John Bakelaar said.She was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson with ...

  9. Father-Son Investment Scammers From Bergen Get State Prison Time Tacked Onto Federal Sentences

    Father-Son Investment Scammers From Bergen Get State Prison Time Tacked Onto Federal Sentences

    Having been sentenced to federal time, two members of a Bergen County family of con artists received state prison terms Friday in Hackensack for defrauding investors in back-to-back multi-million dollar scams.George Bussanich Sr., 61, of Park Ridge, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison, while George Bussanich Jr., 40, of Saddle River, was sentenced to eight years in state ...

  10. Three Hackensack Men Busted In Drug Raid On Quiet Street

    Three Hackensack Men Busted In Drug Raid On Quiet Street

    Three Hackensack men were charged after an early-morning raid Friday on a quiet residential street turned up pot, TCH vape cartridges, drug paraphernalia and illicit proceeds, authorities said.A Bergen County Regional SWAT team and county sheriff’s K-9 unit assisted in the 6 a.m. raid, which Detective Capt. Darrin DeWitt said followed an investigation into drug dealing from the ...

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