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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. Burlington County Woman Gets 15 Years State Prison For Sexually Assaulting Child: Prosecutor

    Burlington County Woman Gets 15 Years State Prison For Sexually Assaulting Child: Prosecutor

     A 26-year-old woman from Burlington County has been sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a child in her home early last year, authorities said.Rachel Karngbaye of Willingboro pleaded guilty in September 2021 to second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott ...

  2. Cumberland County Fugitive In Fatal Wawa Shooting Arrested By US Marshals In NY: Prosecutor

    Cumberland County Fugitive In Fatal Wawa Shooting Arrested By US Marshals In NY: Prosecutor

    A 19-year-old fugitive wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a South Jersey Wawa store was arrested by U.S. Marshals in New York on Wednesday, authorities said.Shaqwil Marlow was charged with murder and weapons offenses for killing 23-year-old Luis J. Rivera Jr. of Vineland as he was leaving the Wawa in Vineland just before midnight on Jan. 13, according to Cumberland County ...

  3. School Bus Crash Reported In Lakewood: Developing

    School Bus Crash Reported In Lakewood: Developing

    Firefighters, police and EMS crews were called to a school bus crash in Lakewood, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The collision with a car was reported at about 4 p.m. at Ocean Avenue and Seapoint Driver, initial reports said.At least four people were hurt, according to an unconfirmed report.Lakewood police were not immediately available for comment. CHECK BACK FOR ...

  4. South Jersey Man In Disabled Pickup Truck Killed By Drunk Driver: NJSP

    South Jersey Man In Disabled Pickup Truck Killed By Drunk Driver: NJSP

    A Gloucester County man whose pickup truck became disabled was struck and killed by a drunk driver, authorities said.Marco Trunk, 59, of Deptford was killed in the crash shortly before midnight Tuesday along Route 42 in Camden County, State Police said.State Police responded to the crash at 11:53 p.m. on Roiute 42 northbound at milepost 9 in Gloucester Township, according to Trooper ...

  5. South Jersey Police Investigate Wild Crime Spree Involving Stolen Car

    South Jersey Police Investigate Wild Crime Spree Involving Stolen Car

    Multiple police departments in South Jersey are investigating a two-day crime spree that involved a car stolen out of Atlantic City, authorities said.The first incident took place at 8:21 a.m. Monday at Garden State Fuels in West Atlantic City. a young male driver of the stolen vehicle, a 2013 Grey Honda CRV, left without paying for gas, Egg Harbor Township police said.The ...

  6. South Jersey Man Gets 15 Years State Prison For Sharing Child Pornography Online: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Man Gets 15 Years State Prison For Sharing Child Pornography Online: Prosecutor

    A 40-year-old man from South Jersey has been sentenced to 15 years in New Jersey state prison for sharing child pornography on the Internet, authorities said.Robert Ferry of Margate was sentenced on Monday by Judge Donna Taylor, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.Ferry has received a mandatory 10-year period of parole ineligibility. Megan’s Law Registration ...

  7. State Police ID Man Killed In South Jersey Multi-Vehicle Crash

    State Police ID Man Killed In South Jersey Multi-Vehicle Crash

    New Jersey State Police have identified the victim of a fatal overnight crash in Camden County.Marco Trunk, 59, of Deptford, was killed in the crash shortly before midnight Tuesday in Gloucester Township, State Police said.State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash at 11:53 p.m. on State Highway 42 northbound at milepost 9, according to Trooper Bradi Slota.Route 42 northbound was ...

  8. FBI Arrests Fugitive In Central Jersey Fatal Shooting In Georgia: Prosecutor

    FBI Arrests Fugitive In Central Jersey Fatal Shooting In Georgia: Prosecutor

    A 23-year-old fugitive in a fatal shooting in Middlesex County has been arrested by the FBI in Atlanta, Georgia, authorities said.Malik Stringer of North Brunswick has been charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo.Stringer ...

  9. Brush Fire Ravages Gull Island On Jersey Shore: Developing

    Brush Fire Ravages Gull Island On Jersey Shore: Developing

    A brush fire broke out on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire was reported early Wednesday afternoon at Gull Island County Park, Point Pleasant Beach, initial reports said.A fireboat was requested from Manasquan, and firefighters and State Police reportedly were battling the fire on the mainland, according to an unconfirmed report. New Jersey ...

  10. Victims Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Cape May Fire: FD

    Victims Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Cape May Fire: FD

    Two people suffered from smoke inhalation in Cape May County.At about noon Wednesday, North Wildwood firefighters responded to a structure fire at 217 E. 24th Ave. in North Wildwood, according to Fire Chief Dominick J. McClain.Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the home and reports of an occupant inside on oxygen, McClain said. The fire was extinguished within a few ...

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