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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. 74-Year-Old Woman Killed In South Jersey House Fire: Police

    74-Year-Old Woman Killed In South Jersey House Fire: Police

    A 74-year-old woman was killed in a house fire, authorities said. At 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Medford police, firefighters and EMS crews responded to the 100 block of Taunton Boulevard.Emergency responders arrived on location within minutes of the calls and found fire coming out of the first and second-floor windows, according to Medford police.The unidentified woman was found deceased ...

  2. Fatal Crash Reported On Jersey Shore: Police

    Fatal Crash Reported On Jersey Shore: Police

    A motorist was killed in a crash on the Jersey Shore, authorities said.The crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. on Route 18 southbound in Marlboro Township, police said.Route 18 South in the area of Tennent Road and Route 520 was shut down until about 10 a.m., according to Capt. Stephen Levy, a police department spokesman.The vehicle, a 2008 grey Honda Accord,  left the roadway and ...

  3. Serial Bergen Mailbox Fisher Caught, Again, On Jersey Shore: Report

    Serial Bergen Mailbox Fisher Caught, Again, On Jersey Shore: Report

    Police in Monmouth County caught a pair of men stealing mail -- one of whom has had other New Jersey run-ins with the postal service.Ricky Javier, of Hackensack, and Kaseem Kid, of Lyndhurst, were busted taking mail right out of dropboxes in Ocean township, News12 reports. They were found with several pieces of mail inside their vehicle and a glue-like substance on them, the ...

  4. Shooting Reported In Central Jersey: Developing

    Shooting Reported In Central Jersey: Developing

    There was a shooting reported in Middlesex County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The shooting occurred before 7:30 p.m. at Throop Avenue and Redmond Street in New Brunswick, according to initial reports.There was a male gunshot victim, according to an unconfirmed report. No details yet on the severity of injuries. New Brunswick police were not immediately ...

  5. Support Surges For Single Mom, Jersey Shore Corrections Officer Who Suffered Stroke

    Support Surges For Single Mom, Jersey Shore Corrections Officer Who Suffered Stroke

    A 43-year-old single mom and corrections officer who suffered a stroke in the left main artery of her brain causing damage to the right side of her body is seeing support from her community."Rachel" was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center last week for emergency brain surgery, and was recently removed from a ventilator, said Katie Olander of Toms River, who started the ...

  6. Firefighters Battle Serious Blaze In Burlington County: Developing

    Firefighters Battle Serious Blaze In Burlington County: Developing

    Firefighters were battling a serious fire in Burlington County, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The fire broke out before 6 p.m. on the 100 block of Taunton Boulevard in Medford Township, initial reports said. A medical helicopter was called to airlift a victim who had been trapped by the blaze, according to an unconfirmed report.Medford police were not immediately ...

  7. Homeless Man Shoots Good Samaritan Giving Him Shelter At Trailer Park: Bucks DA

    Homeless Man Shoots Good Samaritan Giving Him Shelter At Trailer Park: Bucks DA

    A homeless man who shot another man who had given him shelter at a Morrisville trailer park has been sentenced to 18 to 40 years in Pennsylvania State Prison, authorities said.Thomas Zorrer, 39, was convicted on all counts against him by a Bucks County jury in December, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.In addition to an attempted homicide charge, Zorrer was found ...

  8. South Jersey Crash Victim Lands In Woods: Developing

    South Jersey Crash Victim Lands In Woods: Developing

    A motorist in South Jersey veered off into the woods, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. on White Horse Pike at Fleming Pike in Winslow Township, initial reports said.The motorist became trapped but was extricated by first responders, according to an unconfirmed report.No details yet on injuries. Winslow police were not immediately ...

  9. Authorities ID Victims In Collision With Camden County Firetruck

    Authorities ID Victims In Collision With Camden County Firetruck

    Authorities have identified the two people killed when their car collided with a South Jersey firetruck.John Bishop, 68, of Pine Hill and Marie Endicott, 75, also of Pine Hill died in the 9:54 a.m. crash Wednesday in Magnolia, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.Detectives are continuing their investigation, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Magnolia Police ...

  10. School Bus Crash Reported On Jersey Shore: Developing

    School Bus Crash Reported On Jersey Shore: Developing

    A crash involving a school bus occurred on the Jersey Shore, according to developing and unconfirmed reports.The collision with a car occurred before 1 p.m. at Five Points and Stone Hill roads in Colts Neck, initial reports said.There were injuries, according to an unconfirmed report.Colts Neck police were not immediately available for comment.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

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