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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. UPDATE: Police ID Ultralight Pilot Killed In South Jersey Crash

    UPDATE: Police ID Ultralight Pilot Killed In South Jersey Crash

    UPDATED: Authorities have identified the pilot killed when his ultralight crashed into woods in Gloucester County.Gerard Asselta, 64, of Vineland was pronounced dead at the crash scene north of Tuckahoe Road and Harding Highway in Franklin Township, police said in a statement.The single-engine craft took off from a residence on Union Road in Vineland and crashed shortly before 1 p.m., ...

  2. Middlesex Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Fatal DWI Collision

    Middlesex Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide In Fatal DWI Collision

    A 32-year-old man from New Brunswick was arrested in the death of a co-worker struck and killed by a commercial truck, authorities said.Leovigildo Comisario-Salazar, 32, of New Brunswick was charged with vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Michael J. Biennas of the Monroe Township Police ...

  3. WINNER: New Mega-Millionaire In Camden County

    WINNER: New Mega-Millionaire In Camden County

    While no one won Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot, there was a $1 million winner in Camden County.The lucky player matched five of the five white balls to win the second-tier prize.The winning ticket was purchased at Masso’s Deli & Pizzeria, 11 Lakeview Dr. North in Gibbsboro.The winning numbers were: 20, 43, 51, 55, and 57. The Gold Mega Ball was 04, and the Megaplier ...

  4. SEEN HIM? Fugitive Sought In Jersey Shore Shooting

    SEEN HIM? Fugitive Sought In Jersey Shore Shooting

    Authorities are searching for an Ocean County man wanted in a shooting.Donald Rutter, 51, of Tuckerton is wanted for attempted murder and weapons charges, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.Rutter is a suspect in a shooting that involved bodily injury on Tuesday night in Little Egg Harbor Township, Billhimer said.“Rutter has not yet been apprehended (and) is ...

  5. Motorists Trapped In Multiple Vehicle Camden Crash

    Motorists Trapped In Multiple Vehicle Camden Crash

    First responders were called to a multiple-vehicle collision in Camden County.Initial reports said three vehicles were involved including a pickup truck on its side. Several people were reported trapped about 10 a.m. Wednesday.The crash occurred on the 700 block of Cuthbert Boulevard in Cherry Hill. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  6. Central Jersey Man Gets 11 Years State Prison For Hit-Run Crash That Killed Motorcyclist, 25

    Central Jersey Man Gets 11 Years State Prison For Hit-Run Crash That Killed Motorcyclist, 25

    A 59-year-old man from Middlesex County was sentenced to 11 years in state prison on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist, authorities said.Peter Prete of Jamesburg was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Andrea Carter on the second-degree charge of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash resulting in ...

  7. Shooting Reported In Ocean County

    Shooting Reported In Ocean County

    Authorities were investigating a shooting on Tuesday night in Ocean County.An unidentified victim was shot about 7 p.m. in Little Egg Harbor, and airlifted to an area hospital, according to initial reports.Unconfirmed reports said the gunshot victim was "up and walking around" near 230 Radio Road before the SouthSTAR medevac flight from Pinelands Regional High School.This is a ...

  8. Brick PD: Teens Arrested In 'Shots Fired' Incident

    Brick PD: Teens Arrested In 'Shots Fired' Incident

    An 18-year-old from Brick and a juvenile have been arrested in connection with Monday's shots fired incident, authorities said.About 1 p.m., police officers from Brick Township were called to Creek and Sawmill Roads on a report of gunfire. A caller said they heard several shots fired in the area, police said.Nasir Williams was arrested charged with obstruction the administration of ...

  9. Paint Chips Lead To Couple's Arrest In Fatal Burlington Pedestrian Crash

    Paint Chips Lead To Couple's Arrest In Fatal Burlington Pedestrian Crash

    A Burlington County couple has been arrested in connection with a collision that killed a 72-year-old man from Browns Mills two days after Christmas, authorities said.New Jersey State Police matched paint found on the victim's clothing with paint on the Nissan Pathfinder suspected of running the man over on Dec. 27, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and ...

  10. South Brunswick Driver, 34, Falls Asleep, Hits Utility Pole

    South Brunswick Driver, 34, Falls Asleep, Hits Utility Pole

    A 34-year-old motorist fell asleep while driving in Middlesex County and struck a utility pole before veering off the road, authorities said.The driver from Hillsborough was westbound on Dey Road about 9 a.m. when her 2021 vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane as the Tesla approached a curve, police said.The car struck a pole on the shoulder, ripping off the right front tire ...

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