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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. FBI: Middlesex Predator Lured Out-Of-State Escorts To NJ, Then Beat, Raped And Threatened Them

    FBI: Middlesex Predator Lured Out-Of-State Escorts To NJ, Then Beat, Raped And Threatened Them

    For more than four years, a Middlesex County man lured out-of-state escorts to New Jersey with promises of tens of thousands of dollars for sex – then slapped, choked, raped and threatened them, federal authorities charged.Jose Torres, 42, was captured in Boston on Valentine’s Day and brought to New Jersey this week to face federal counts of coercion and enticement, U.S. Attorney Craig ...

  2. $368,783 Pension Theft Gets Teaneck Vending Machine/Jukebox Company Owner 2½ Years In Fed Pen

    $368,783 Pension Theft Gets Teaneck Vending Machine/Jukebox Company Owner 2½ Years In Fed Pen

    A well-known Teaneck businessman must spend 2½ years in federal prison for embezzling $368,783 from the employee pension fund of his vending machine and jukebox company, following his sentencing in Newark.Howard Preschel, 63, who paid five figures two years ago to settle a copyright infringement suit, admitted in federal court in Newark last August that he swiped the money over the ...

  3. He Loved Family, Felt 'Whole And Free' Outdoors: Frank Joseph Teta III Of Garfield Dies At 33

    He Loved Family, Felt 'Whole And Free' Outdoors: Frank Joseph Teta III Of Garfield Dies At 33

    TRIBUTE: He loved making loved ones laugh, although at times he could be shy. As they gather for his wake on Thursday in Ridgefield Park, those closest to “Frankie” Teta of Garfield will recall the smiles that the highly sensitive man brought them.They also will continue to wonder how he could be there one minute and gone the next.Frank Joseph Teta lll died suddenly on Feb. 1. He wasn’t ...

  4. Garfield PD: Detectives Nab Teaneck Pair In Knifepoint Jordan Sneaker Robbery

    Garfield PD: Detectives Nab Teaneck Pair In Knifepoint Jordan Sneaker Robbery

    Garfield police nabbed two Teaneck men who they said robbed a victim of a pair of $400 sneakers at knifepoint after he'd arranged what he thought was a sale on social media.The victim told police he’d set up what he believed was the sale of the Travis Scott Jordan sneakers in the parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory on Passaic Street the afternoon of Jan. 10, Police Capt. ...

  5. VIDEO: Port Authority PD Goes ‘Fast & Furious’ Against NYC Street Racers

    VIDEO: Port Authority PD Goes ‘Fast & Furious’ Against NYC Street Racers

    Some 70 street racers and their entourages had eluded authorities who tried to clear them from clogging a corner of JFK Airport before they began tearing up area highways. So Port Authority police went all Vin Diesel on ‘em.Uniformed officers in surge patrols had trouble corralling the 60 to 80 wannabe drift kings who’d gathered between 1 and 3 a.m. each weekend for the past two months ...

  6. Rockland Trucker Ticketed In Route 17 Crash That Killed Hasbrouck Heights Motorcyclist

    Rockland Trucker Ticketed In Route 17 Crash That Killed Hasbrouck Heights Motorcyclist

    The Rockland County driver of a garbage truck that struck and killed a 52-year-old motorcyclist from Hasbrouck Heights on Route 17 on Monday was issued summonses for careless driving and failure to observe road signals, authorities said.Although no criminal charges were immediately filed, an investigation into the death Monday of Nuri Kaloshi was continuing, Bergen County Prosecutor ...

  7. Hackensack Police Seize Youngsters, Including 12-Year-Old, In Mini Market Cash, Cigars Burglary

    Hackensack Police Seize Youngsters, Including 12-Year-Old, In Mini Market Cash, Cigars Burglary

    Hackensack police chased down and seized three juveniles – ages 12, 15 and 17 – who they said smashed their way into a mini market and stole money and cigars.Police had identified the trio as taking $200 in change from a jar on the counter and $100 worth of cigars from Miss T's Two on 1st Street before dawn Monday, Detective Capt. Darrin DeWitt said.They were searching from them ...

  8. State DOT Worker From River Edge Charged With Raping Pre-Teen

    State DOT Worker From River Edge Charged With Raping Pre-Teen

    A state Department of Transportation employee from River Edge is charged with raping a pre-teen, authorities said Tuesday.Cory Bensen, 27, remained held in the Bergen County Jail following his arrest last week on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact and child endangerment of a victim under 13, records show.Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said that ...

  9. Reputed Gang Leader Convicted Of Ordering Hit On Paterson Girl, 14, Shot Dead

    Reputed Gang Leader Convicted Of Ordering Hit On Paterson Girl, 14, Shot Dead

    A 25-year-old reputed Paterson gang leader convicted in a shooting that took the life of a popular 14-year-old city girl was shot and killed overnight Tuesday, authorities confirmed.Shakeem “230 Starter” Ricks was taken by private vehicle to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with several bullet wounds after the 1:33 a.m. shooting in the 200 block of 12th Avenue, they said.He died ...

  10. Rockland Boy, 6, Who Fell 25 Feet At Bergen Rock Climbing Center Airlifted To Hospital

    Rockland Boy, 6, Who Fell 25 Feet At Bergen Rock Climbing Center Airlifted To Hospital

    UPDATE: A 6-year-old Rockland boy was hospitalized after falling 25 feet from a rock climbing wall at a Bergen County recreational facility at the New Jersey/New York border, authorities said.AirMed One flew the boy to Hackensack University Medical Center after landing at Hogan Park, less than a mile from High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior, Nerf and Parkour on Union Street in ...

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