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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. Jersey Shore Home Struck By Car Twice In 8 Days

    Jersey Shore Home Struck By Car Twice In 8 Days

    For the second time in eight days, a car plowed through the same Jersey Shore home, authorities said.At approximately 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Wanamassa Fire Company was dispatched to Bimbler Boulevard. The fire chief from the Ocean Township department found a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a home, the department said on Facebook."This may look familiar, as yes, this is the ...

  2. Cape May's Montreal Beach Resort Has New Local Owners, Renovation Plans

    Cape May's Montreal Beach Resort Has New Local Owners, Renovation Plans

    The Montreal Beach Resort and Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille are changing owners after 56 years in business. Plans also are in the works to renovate hotel rooms and the Cape May resort's lobby, according to its new owner, Madison Resorts.Madison Resorts is a locally owned hospitality management company headed by property operations veteran Dan Alicea. Alicea has previously worked in ...

  3. Motorist Trapped In Cumberland County Crash: Developing

    Motorist Trapped In Cumberland County Crash: Developing

    A motorist was trapped in a serious South Jersey crash, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The two-car crash occurred at about 4 p.m. Friday at Northwest Boulevard and West Garden Road in Vineland, initial reports said.Vineland police were not immediately available for comment.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. Man Has 'Medical Episode' In Cape May County: NJSP

    Man Has 'Medical Episode' In Cape May County: NJSP

    A report of a pedestrian struck by a truck turned out to be false in Cape May County, New Jersey State Police said.When troopers arrived at 2046 Dennisville-Petersburg Road at 2:09 p.m. Friday, they found that a 60-year-old man suffered a medical episode and was not struck by a vehicle, said Sgt. Alejandro Goez, a State Police spokesman.The victim did not sustain any injuries ...

  5. Former Teacher Sexually Assaulted Girl Under 16 In Atlantic City: Prosecutor

    Former Teacher Sexually Assaulted Girl Under 16 In Atlantic City: Prosecutor

    A Delaware man who was formerly a teacher has been sentenced to New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a student under 16 years old, authorities said.Thomas Herlihy, 37, of New Castle, Delaware, was sentenced Friday to seven years in a treatment facility for sex offenders, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.Herlihy’s sentence is to be served at the ...

  6. NJ Mom Admits Killing Baby Found In Alleyway: Prosecutor

    NJ Mom Admits Killing Baby Found In Alleyway: Prosecutor

    A South Jersey woman has admitted that she killed her 20-month-old son, authorities said.Tynaizha Brown pleaded guilty on Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree aggravated assault in the death of Jah’vi Brown, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. Brown, 27, faces up to 15 years in state prison when she is sentenced on Feb. 18.The ...

  7. Suspect Detained In Double Fatal Lakewood Shooting: Prosecutor

    Suspect Detained In Double Fatal Lakewood Shooting: Prosecutor

    A judge has ordered that a suspect in a double fatal shooting on the Jersey Shore remain detained, authorities said.Tyshaun Drummond, 39, of Toms River, shall remain in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on two counts of murder, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said on Friday.Drummond is charged in connection with the shooting deaths of Nicholas Hardy, 36, of Toms ...

  8. 18-Year-Old Driver Killed In Route 1 Central Jersey Crash: Prosecutor

    18-Year-Old Driver Killed In Route 1 Central Jersey Crash: Prosecutor

    An 18-year-old driver died after her vehicle struck a vacant building on Route 1 in Edison, authorities said.Diana Somarriba, of South Brunswick, sent her car into a building on the southbound side of Route 1 near Fox Road around 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan said.Somarriba had two teen boys in the car ...

  9. NJ Goodwill Store In Need After Devastating Fire

    NJ Goodwill Store In Need After Devastating Fire

    A Goodwill store in South Jersey hopes to rebuild its entire inventory of clothing and other donated items after a devastating fire on Saturday.The store at 475 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road in Washington Township has been shuttered since the 4 a.m. fire caused extensive smoke damage, NJ Advance Media reported. All of the inventory had to be tossed, the outlet said.A trailer will open ...

  10. Juvenile Shot In New Brunswick: Prosecutor

    Juvenile Shot In New Brunswick: Prosecutor

    An unidentified juvenile was shot twice in Middlesex County, authorities said.The shooting occurred at 7:09 p.m. Thursday in the area of Throop Avenue and Redmond Street, according to county Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries, they ...

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