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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. Montclair PD: Victim 'Jumped' By Group In Late Night Nishuane Park Attack

    Montclair PD: Victim 'Jumped' By Group In Late Night Nishuane Park Attack

    A person walking through an Essex County park says he was "jumped" by five others last week, authorities said.The unidentified victim said he was inside Nishuane Park near Cedar Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 30 when the attack occurred, according to Montclair Police Sgt. Terence Turner:The victim was able to describe two of his attackers: A black male, 20-21 years old, medium ...

  2. WINDFALL: NJ Lottery Jackpots Near $1 Billion

    WINDFALL: NJ Lottery Jackpots Near $1 Billion

    Only three times in Lottery history have the MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots climbed above $400 million each. This week marks one of those Mega-Powerball moments, state officials said.UPDATES: The Mega Millions jackpot have grown to $510 million Thursday after no ticket matched all six numbers on Tuesday — its eighth largest prize ahead of Friday’s drawing. The Powerball ...

  3. Middlesex College Student, 21, Killed In Mercer Dump Truck Crash ID'd

    Middlesex College Student, 21, Killed In Mercer Dump Truck Crash ID'd

    Authorities have identified the 21-year-old Central Jersey college senior killed in a collision with a dump truck Saturday in Mercer County.Dylan Gleason, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, was a theater major at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to this GoFundMe.com page“Dylan went out of his way to make everyone feel loved and welcomed,” Thomas ...

  4. Hit-Run Pedestrian Crash Investigated In Central Jersey

    Hit-Run Pedestrian Crash Investigated In Central Jersey

    Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a 32-year-old pedestrian seriously injured in Monmouth County.At about 8:55 p.m. on Sunday, Wall Township police were called to Belmar Boulevard and Birchwood Lane on a report of pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The vehicle involved in the collision left the scene before police arrived, they said.The pedestrian from Asbury ...

  5. Prosecutor: South Jersey Police Chief Investigated For Misconduct

    Prosecutor: South Jersey Police Chief Investigated For Misconduct

    After an investigation into several complaints of alleged misconduct by Linwood Police Chief John Hamilton, the Linwood Police Department will be supervised by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities said.“As such, I am compelled to exercise the authority over the day to day activities of the Linwood Police Department until further notice,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon ...

  6. Reports: Monmouth Man Serving 50-Year Prison Sentence For Attempted Murder Gets New Trial

    Reports: Monmouth Man Serving 50-Year Prison Sentence For Attempted Murder Gets New Trial

    A New Jersey appeals court has thrown out the attempted murder conviction of a Monmouth County man who is serving 50 years in Trenton State Prison for allegedly shooting another man.A three-judge panel found that detectives lied to Anthony Sims Jr., 32, of Long Branch about why they wanted to question him: for an assault rather than the actual charge of attempted murder.Sims was tried ...

  7. Camden Man, 29, Killed By Gunfire

    Camden Man, 29, Killed By Gunfire

    Authorities are investigating a shooting late Monday that left a 29-year-old man from Camden dead.Carrie Custis died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez.Police responded to the 2800 block of N. Constitution Road about 10:30 p.m. after hearing gunshots in the area. Custis was ...

  8. Authorities ID Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Central Jersey

    Authorities ID Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Central Jersey

    Authorities have identified the woman struck and killed by a pickup truck on Monday.Mary Ann Logozio, 61, of Fords died in the crash, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department.A Toyota Tundra traveling southbound on Hoy Avenue crossed over the curb at the intersection of New Brunswick Avenue and ...

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

    Brick PD: Teens Arrested In 'Shots Fired' Incident

    UPDATE: 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 ...

  10. Authorities: 46 Pennsylvania Bars, Restaurants Violated Holiday COVID-19 Crackdown

    Authorities: 46 Pennsylvania Bars, Restaurants Violated Holiday COVID-19 Crackdown

    A total of 46 restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania were cited during the past week for violating COVID-19 rules, according to the State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.Another 37 establishments licensed to sell alcohol were issued warnings between Dec. 31 and Jan. during a total of 1,091 state compliance checks; authorities said. In-person dining has been suspended ...

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