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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. Public Awaits ID Of Drowning Victim Pulled From Hudson

    Public Awaits ID Of Drowning Victim Pulled From Hudson

    A man whose body was found floating in the Hudson River off lower Manhattan had yet to be publicly identified on Tuesday.The NYPD Harbor Unit pulled his body from the drink near North Moore Street in Tribeca, across from Jersey City's Harborside section, shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday.Suspicions followed -- but had yet to be confirmed -- that he was a 68-year-old man who jumped from ...

  2. Teaneck Man Shot Hours After Detectives Crash Paterson Drug Neighborhood, Seizing Heroin, Crack

    Teaneck Man Shot Hours After Detectives Crash Paterson Drug Neighborhood, Seizing Heroin, Crack

    A Teaneck man was shot in a notorious Paterson drug neighborhood just hours after detectives seized 659 heroin folds, 49 vials of crack and a loaded handgun while chasing down three young men.The 24-year-old victim was expected to survive after being brought to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center following the shooting at the corner of Governor and Carroll streets shortly before 1 ...

  3. Off-Duty Cliffside Park Officer Injured In Crash

    Off-Duty Cliffside Park Officer Injured In Crash

    An off-duty Cliffside Park police officer was injured when a driver suddenly pulled in front of his motorcycle Tuesday night, authorities said.The 30-year-old officer was headed south in the 400 block of Gorge Road near Park Avenue when a local resident who was headed north turned into his driveway in front of him, Deputy Police Chief Vincent Capano said.The six-year veteran's Harley ...

  4. Bergenfield PD: Englewood Burglar Cold-Cocks Victim, Fights Police

    Bergenfield PD: Englewood Burglar Cold-Cocks Victim, Fights Police

    An Englewood man wanted for trying to break into an apartment in the middle of the night returned after police arrived and attacked them and the would-be burglary victim, authorities said.Gage Mann-Magby, 24, fled after trying to climb through a window in the West Main Street building shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, Detective Lt. William Duran said.Responding Officer Michael Alvarez was ...

  5. Authorities ID Body Of Drowned Paddle Boarder, 24, Recovered From Mahwah Lake

    Authorities ID Body Of Drowned Paddle Boarder, 24, Recovered From Mahwah Lake

    A drowned paddle boarder whose body was recovered from a Mahwah lake Tuesday has been identified as a 24-year-old local resident.Mario Morales had lost his grip and fell into Dators Pond at the foot of Stag Hill Road early Thursday evening, New Jersey Police Trooper Charles Marchan confirmed.His body was found in 15 feet of water shortly before 3 p.m. Morales' older brother ...

  6. Upper Saddle River PD Dedicates Plaque To Career First Responder Who Died Young

    Upper Saddle River PD Dedicates Plaque To Career First Responder Who Died Young

    Those who knew Bobby Hyman now have a permanent tribute that could also serve as a fitting introduction to a special public servant.Family members joined first responders at a dedication of the Robert J. Hyman Dispatch Center at Upper Saddle River police headquarters.Hyman was a Mahwah and Upper Saddle River firefighter, a youth sports coach in Mahwah and a USR police dispatcher for ...

  7. ROAD RAGE: Bogota Motorist Angered By Female Student Driver Pulls Knife, Police Say

    ROAD RAGE: Bogota Motorist Angered By Female Student Driver Pulls Knife, Police Say

    A Bogota man angered by the pace of a student driver pulled a knife on her boyfriend and then barricaded himself in his home when police arrived, authorities said.Christopher Meli, 51, was upset with a temporary backup on Leonia Avenue as a man was teaching his girlfriend to parallel park on Monday, Sgt. Geoffrey Cole said.Meli began honking his horn and exchanged words with the ...

  8. Judge Orders Clifton Officer Accused Of Child Sex Assault Held Pending Trial

    Judge Orders Clifton Officer Accused Of Child Sex Assault Held Pending Trial

    UPDATE: A judge on Tuesday ordered that a Clifton police officer accused of sexually abusing a child remain jailed pending trial.Superior Court Judge Marybel Ramirez, sitting in Paterson, rejected defense attorney Joseph Afflitto Jr.'s bid to free Frank Castro-Ramirez, 39, from the Bergen County Jail.Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said Clifton police notified her office’s ...

  9. Haworth Couple Hospitalized In Deck Mishap

    Haworth Couple Hospitalized In Deck Mishap

    A Haworth couple were hospitalized after a deck rail at their home gave way, authorities said.The Paulson Place couple, both in their mid-60s, fell five or so feet in the mishap shortly after 6:30 p.m., Detective Sgt. James Morgan said.Both were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center – the man with rib and wrist pain and the woman with head and back pain – Morgan said.

  10. GOTCHA! Englewood Ex-Con Busted In Business Burglary Spree

    GOTCHA! Englewood Ex-Con Busted In Business Burglary Spree

    An Englewood ex-con with a lengthy criminal history went on a downtown burglary spree before police caught him breaking into the same Dunkin Donuts a second time, authorities said.Detectives were investigating several burglaries at a string of neighboring businesses three nights earlier when a morning manager at the West Palisade Avenue Dunkin Donuts called police.Officers Julio ...

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