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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. More Cases, Another Death Reported In NJ Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

    More Cases, Another Death Reported In NJ Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak

    Five more people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease in Mercer County, and there has been a third fatality since the outbreak began last summer, authorities said.A total of nine cases of the disease -- a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria -- are under investigation by the New Jersey Department of Health. Hamilton Township initially announced that there were four ...

  2. Road Closed After Truck Topples Pole In Monmouth County

    Road Closed After Truck Topples Pole In Monmouth County

    A truck smashed into a utility pole closing a Central Jersey roadway at rush-hour, authorities said.The truck reportedly toppled live wires onto Pearl and Water streets in Red Bank about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to initial reports.Police shut the intersection down within minutes of the crash.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Motorcycle Crashes In Central Jersey

    Motorcycle Crashes In Central Jersey

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called on a report of a motorcycle crash in Monmouth County, authorities said.The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Route 36 and Laurel Avenue in Hazlet, according to initial reports.A medevac helicopter was called but later cancelled. The extent of the motorcycle rider's injuries and other details were not immediately available.CHECK ...

  4. Camden Man Accused Of Stealing EMS Vehicle From Casino Arrested On Atlantic City Boardwalk

    Camden Man Accused Of Stealing EMS Vehicle From Casino Arrested On Atlantic City Boardwalk

    A 31-year-old man from South Jersey has been arrested in connection with stealing a parked emergency vehicle that had its lights and siren on at an Atlantic City Casino.Patrick Ford of Clementon in Camden County was charged Tuesday with theft and two counts of criminal mischief for the incident that occurred the previous night, according to Atlantic City police.The New Jersey EMS Task ...

  5. SEEN HER? Central Jersey Police Release Photo Of Runaway Child

    SEEN HER? Central Jersey Police Release Photo Of Runaway Child

    Authorities have released a photo of a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home.At approximately 11:22 a.m. Friday, Marlboro police received a call from the mother residing at 20 Silvers Road in Marlboro who said she was involved in an argument with her daughter, and her daughter had left the house.The daughter was identified as Cynthia Lopez. She is 5-foot 1-inch tall, weighs 120 ...

  6. South Jersey Man Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Child, Prosecutor Says

    South Jersey Man Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Child, Prosecutor Says

    After a five-week trial, a  43-year-old man from Camden County was found guilty of sexually assaulting a child, authorities said. A Camden County jury found Dana Williams of Sicklerville, guilty Friday on all counts of the indictment which included:Ten Counts Aggravated Sexual Assault (1st Degree)Six Counts Sexual Assault (2nd Degree)Two Counts Endangering the Welfare of a ...

  7. Victim ID'd In Central Jersey Shooting

    Victim ID'd In Central Jersey Shooting

    Authorities have released the name of a 22-year-old victim who was fatally shot in Central Jersey. Alphonso Brown of North Brunswick sustained apparent gunshot wounds in the shooting at 3:58 p.m. Thursday in Piscataway, authorities said..The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda ...

  8. Asbury Park Police Recover 3 Loaded Handguns

    Asbury Park Police Recover 3 Loaded Handguns

    Three loaded handguns were recovered by police in separate Jersey Shore arrests, authorities said.At about 11 a.m. on Thursday, Asbury Park officers on bike patrol said they observed a young man brandishing a knife while arguing with another man outside the Atkins Deli.The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Jakim Collins, ultimately was arrested on weapons and drug charges for ...

  9. Shooting Reported In Central Jersey

    Shooting Reported In Central Jersey

    Police and EMS crews in Central Jersey were called to a reported shooting, authorities said.The call came in before 5 p.m. Thursday at South Washington Avenue and West Fifth Street in Piscataway, according to initial reports.One shooting victim was taken to an area hospital, according to an unconfirmed report.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  10. Suspect Nabbed During Atlantic City Hotel Robbery, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed During Atlantic City Hotel Robbery, Police Say

    A 31-year-old man from Atlantic County was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Best Western Hotel, authorities said. Jahlil Boston of Egg Harbor City was charged with robbery and burglary in connection with the incident on Tuesday, according to Atlantic City police. At 10:23 p.m., Patrol Officers Nicholas Grasso and Justin Peyton responded to the Best Western Hotel in ...

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