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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. Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket Worth $780K Sold At Jersey Shore Stop & Shop

    Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket Worth $780K Sold At Jersey Shore Stop & Shop

    One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn Monday to win the $779,987 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot, state Lottery officials said.The winning numbers were: 01, 10, 22, 24, and 33 and the XTRA number was: 02. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.That winning ticket was sold at Stop & Shop #855, 400 Lacey Rd., Whiting in Ocean County.

  2. Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery Of Drugs, 2 Arrests In Atlantic City

    Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery Of Drugs, 2 Arrests In Atlantic City

    A motor vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of two men and the recovery of a large quantity of drugs, authorities said.At 12:41 a.m. Sunday, Atlantic City Police Officer Jesse Oliver-Logan, his K9 partner Gee, and Officer Erica Britko, conducted a motor vehicle stop at Arkansas and Atlantic Avenues on a vehicle with expired registration and tinted windows, police said.Gee, a canine ...

  3. Drones Used As Search Resumes For Missing Teenager In South Jersey

    Drones Used As Search Resumes For Missing Teenager In South Jersey

    The search resumed for a 19-year-old man who went missing early Sunday morning, authorities said."We will be resuming search at 9 a.m. this morning utilizing drones," Pleasantville Captain Stacey Schlachter said on Tuesday.UPDATE: MISSING MAN FOUNDIrving Mayren-Guzman of Egg Harbor Township was last seen at Centerfolds Cabaret, 201 E. Delilah Road,  Pleasantville police ...

  4. South Jersey Teenager Charged With Possessing, Sharing Child Porn: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Teenager Charged With Possessing, Sharing Child Porn: Prosecutor

    A 19-year-old man from Burlington County has been charged with possessing and sharing child pornography, authorities said.Dawson Simons, of the 300 block of Seminole Trail in Browns Mills was charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief Jason Watters.Simons reportedly was ...

  5. Burlington County Drug Dealer Gets 11 Years For Fatal Fentanyl Overdose: Prosecutor

    Burlington County Drug Dealer Gets 11 Years For Fatal Fentanyl Overdose: Prosecutor

    A 54-year-old woman from Mount Holly has been sentenced to 11 years in New Jersey State Prison for selling a fatal dose of fentanyl to a drug customer, authorities aid.Linda Naulty pleaded guilty in November to first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death and a drug-selling charge, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.The prison sentence was handed down ...

  6. Car Smashes Into Building In Central Jersey: Developing

    Car Smashes Into Building In Central Jersey: Developing

    A car crashed into an office building in Central Jersey, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred about 3 p.m. at 123 How Lane in New Brunswick, initial reports said.EMS was evaluating one crash victim, an unconfirmed report said. No word yet on whether anyone inside the building was hurt.Fire and building inspectors were called.New Brunswick police were not ...

  7. Serious Fire Reported On Jersey Shore: Developing

    Serious Fire Reported On Jersey Shore: Developing

    Firefighters, police and EMS crews were called to a serious fire in Ocean County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out about 3 p.m. on the 100 block of Walnut Drive in Brick Township, initial reports said.The home was reported to be "fully involved" with flames, an unconfirmed report said.The fire was brought under control by 4:20 p.m., reports said.Brick ...

  8. 17-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck On Route 77 In South Jersey: NJSP

    17-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck On Route 77 In South Jersey: NJSP

    A 17-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle along Route 77 in Cumberland County, authorities said.The crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. on the 1300 block of Route 77 near 4th Avenue in Upper Deerfield, New Jersey State Police said.The teenage male was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with non-life-threatening injuries, according to NJSP Sgt. Philip Curry.CHECK BACK FOR ...

  9. Ex-Jersey Shore Administrator Admits Stealing $450K From Affordable Housing Group: Prosecutor

    Ex-Jersey Shore Administrator Admits Stealing $450K From Affordable Housing Group: Prosecutor

    A former administrator of a Jersey Shore-based affordable housing organization admitted stealing nearly $450,000 from the non-profit, authorities said.The Affordable Housing Alliance provides housing, support, and services to low- and middle-income families in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. Debra Agresti, 59, of Long Branch was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State ...

  10. 2 Families Displaced By Apartment House Fire In Central Jersey

    2 Families Displaced By Apartment House Fire In Central Jersey

    Two families were left homeless by a fire that ripped through a Central Jersey apartment building, authorities said. The fire broke out at 3:21 p.m. Sunday at Middlesex Village Apartments on Wellington Street.Middlesex police received numerous 9-1-1 calls about smoke at the apartments.Police arrived and found a working structure fire in apartment 51B, which was ...

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