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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. Bergen Correction Officer Busted

    Bergen Correction Officer Busted

    A Bergen County correction officer is accused of giving contraband to a county jail inmate.Authorities were purposefully vague about what they contend Jessica Stec, 28, of Elmwood Park, gave to the inmate while an investigation continues.However, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella noted that charges of obstructing a governmental function and providing ...

  2. UPDATE: Accused Gunman In Cliffside Park Shooting Captured In PA Charged With Attempted Murder

    UPDATE: Accused Gunman In Cliffside Park Shooting Captured In PA Charged With Attempted Murder

    A West New York resident accused of shooting a man in the back in Cliffside Park last month was captured Wednesday in Pennsylvania by a strike force led by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.Josue Orellana, 18, was nabbed around 8 a.m. Wednesday in an apartment above a tattoo parlor in a Bucks County strip mall a little over seven miles outside Trenton and 82 ...

  3. Fatal Paterson Gunshot Victim Dropped Off By Friends At Rochelle Park Nursing Home

    Fatal Paterson Gunshot Victim Dropped Off By Friends At Rochelle Park Nursing Home

    UPDATE: Friends of a man shot in Paterson Friday night brought him to a Rochelle Park nursing home, where he was later pronounced dead, responders said."They were trying to find a hospital and dropped him off" at Alaris Health at 96 Parkway instead, one responder said.The victim -- identified as Riquelvin Burgos-Nunez, 24, of the Bronx --  apparently had been shot through a car ...

  4. Arrest Follows Report Of Man Taking Women's Photos At Route 17 Starbucks

    Arrest Follows Report Of Man Taking Women's Photos At Route 17 Starbucks

    Ridgewood police took a man into custody late Friday afternoon while investigating complaints that photos were being taken of young women at a Starbucks on southbound Route 17. Undercover detectives staked out the business following reports that the incidents occurred outside a womens restroom over the course of two days.The suspect, as well as alleged evidence obtained from him, ...

  5. Police: Video Shows Homeless Man Stealing Paterson Church Donations, Brass Candle Holders

    Police: Video Shows Homeless Man Stealing Paterson Church Donations, Brass Candle Holders

    Paterson police captured a homeless man who they said broke into two donation boxes and stole brass candle holders and candles from the altar of a city church.Surveillance video from overnight Friday shows 35-year-old Antonio Figueroa trying to remove the tabernacle from the altar and breaking into the boxes at St. Agnes R.C. Church on Main Street, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale ...

  6. Allendale Ex-Con Captured After Breaking Into Woman’s Home, Furiously Fighting Police

    Allendale Ex-Con Captured After Breaking Into Woman’s Home, Furiously Fighting Police

    An Allendale ex-con released from prison only three days earlier fought fiercely with police in a waist-deep stream after a local woman found him in her home before dawn Friday, authorities said.An Allendale dispatcher called the West Crescent Avenue resident back after getting an abandoned 911 call around 3:40 a.m. and was told that there was someone in the house, Police Chief George ...

  7. Franklin Lakes PD: Drunk Driver Rear-Ends SUV On Route 208 Ramp, Runs For Home

    Franklin Lakes PD: Drunk Driver Rear-Ends SUV On Route 208 Ramp, Runs For Home

    A drunk driver from Franklin Lakes got out and ran for home after his SUV rear-ended another on a Route 208 exit ramp -- then returned to the scene as police were investigating, authorities said.Brian Hogan, 60, was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz that struck a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 21-year-old West Milford man at the stop sign on Ewing Avenue off the northbound highway at ...

  8. Victim, 19, Paralyzed In Lodi Shooting

    Victim, 19, Paralyzed In Lodi Shooting

    A 19-year-old Lodi man was paralyzed when he was shot in the back just after midnight Thursday, authorities confirmed.The Burns Avenue victim remained in critical but stable condition Friday at Hackensack University Medical Center after being shot in what a neighbor said was some type of domestic dispute."He has no movement in the lower half of his body," a senior law enforcement ...

  9. Six Busted When Paterson Raid Turns Up Gun, Illegal Magazine, THC, Edibles

    Six Busted When Paterson Raid Turns Up Gun, Illegal Magazine, THC, Edibles

    Paterson drug detectives found a handgun, a high-capacity magazine and an assortment of pot-related contraband – including dozens of THC cartridges and nearly three pounds of edibles – while arresting six people, authorities said.They also seized a reported $3,361 in suspected drug cash in a raid on a first-floor Union Avenue apartment, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said ...

  10. Ridgefield Park PD: Car-Hauling Mississippi Driver Had Loaded Gun, Magazine, Hollow-Point Ammo

    Ridgefield Park PD: Car-Hauling Mississippi Driver Had Loaded Gun, Magazine, Hollow-Point Ammo

    A Ridgefield Park police sergeant found a car-hauling Mississippi driver carrying a loaded handgun and a high-capacity magazine packed with hollow-point bullets during a Route 46 traffic stop, authorities said.Sgt. William Morton pulled over Jory Robinson White, 25, of Jackson, MS on the eastbound highway around 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Lt. Joseph Rella said.White was driving a pickup truck ...

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