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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. 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 ...

  2. WINNERS: 3 NJ Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K

    WINNERS: 3 NJ Mega Millions Lottery Players Take Home $10K

    Three lucky Mega Millions players won $10,000 apiece, New Jersey Lottery officials said.There were three third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for Tuesday's drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball.Those winning tickets were purchased at the following locations:Gloucester County: Plazma Liquor, 401 Buck Road in Glassboro;Middlesex County: Future Gas ...

  3. Burglars Using Garage Door Openers Break Into Central Jersey Homes: Police

    Burglars Using Garage Door Openers Break Into Central Jersey Homes: Police

    Police in Central Jersey are reporting a steep rise in break-ins in which the burglars are using garage door openers stolen from unlocked vehicles to get inside homes.Monroe Township police said there was a recent invasion of a northside neighborhood in which multiple suspects ransacked several cars and homes at once. The suspects typically came into the neighborhoods in stolen ...

  4. Pedestrian Struck At Central Jersey Shop Rite: Developing

    Pedestrian Struck At Central Jersey Shop Rite: Developing

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in a Central Jersey Shop Rite parking lot, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred before 7 p.m. at 3600 Park Ave. in South Plainfield, initial reports said.Police had requested a medical helicopter for an airlift to an area hospital.South Plainfield police were not immediately available for comment.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. Man Found Dead Had A Fight At NJ Strip Club Before He Went Missing: Police

    Man Found Dead Had A Fight At NJ Strip Club Before He Went Missing: Police

    The 19-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday was involved in a fight at a South Jersey strip club before he went missing, authorities said.A volunteer searcher walking on the shoulder of the road found Irving Mayren-Guzman's body in a marshy area about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pleasantville police said. Mayren-Guzman’s body was found just east of Centerfolds Cabaret on Delilah ...

  6. NJ State Police Investigate Suspicious Fatal Shooting On I-76 In Camden County

    NJ State Police Investigate Suspicious Fatal Shooting On I-76 In Camden County

    New Jersey State Police are investigating a suspicious fatal shooting on Interstate 76 eastbound in Camden County. At 10:32 p.m. Monday, state troopers were called to a single-car crash and found the driver of a black 2004 Mercedes Benz 500 dead behind the wheel in Mount Ephraim, State Police said.The man died due to a gunshot wound before the crash, said Trooper Charles Marchan, a ...

  7. South Jersey Police Officer Admits Making Death Threats Against Former Girlfriend: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Police Officer Admits Making Death Threats Against Former Girlfriend: Prosecutor

    A South Jersey police officer has pleaded guilty to texting death threats to a former girlfriend, authorities said.Dylan J. Keenan-Hannum, 30, of the Del Haven section of Middle Township, was charged on Nov. 14 by Lower Township police with burglary, making terroristic threats and simple assault, a disorderly persons offense, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor's ...

  8. Man Found Dead Had A Fight At NJ Strip Club Before He Went Missing: Police

    Man Found Dead Had A Fight At NJ Strip Club Before He Went Missing: Police

    The 19-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday was involved in a fight at a strip club before he went missing, authorities said.A volunteer searcher walking on the shoulder of the road found Irving Mayren-Guzman's body in a marshy area about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pleasantville police said. Mayren-Guzman’s body was found just east of Centerfolds Cabaret on Delilah Road in ...

  9. Possible Arson Fire Investigated At Camden County Apartment Complex: Developing

    Possible Arson Fire Investigated At Camden County Apartment Complex: Developing

    Police in South Jersey were investigating a possible arson fire at an apartment complex, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out about 10 a.m. at the Penn Garden Apartments, 4601 High St. in Pennsauken Township, initial reports said.Something was thrown on a door that may have caused the fire, which was quickly extinguished, according to an unconfirmed ...

  10. 11-Year-Old Boy Burned When Gas Can Explodes At South Jersey Bonfire: Report

    11-Year-Old Boy Burned When Gas Can Explodes At South Jersey Bonfire: Report

    An 11-year-old boy was severely burned when he poured gasoline on a backyard bonfire, NJ Advance Media reported.EMS crews responded to 198 Ramblewood Parkway in Mount Laurel Township at 6:15 p.m. after neighbors reported an explosion, initial reports said.As the child poured gas on the fire, flames traveled to the gas can, which exploded while the boy was holding it, the outlet reports ...

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