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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. Pedestrian, 55, Struck, Critically Injured At NJ/NY Border

    Pedestrian, 55, Struck, Critically Injured At NJ/NY Border

    A 55-year-old pedestrian was struck and gravely injured Friday night at the Rockland County border in Montvale, authorities said.The victim was found in cardiac arrest, bleeding from a massive head injury, in the northbound lane of Chestnut Ridge Road a little more than 50 yards from the border, responders said.She'd been struck by a 2016 Chevy Malibu in the southbound lane shortly ...

  2. NYC Boy, 15, With Stolen Long Island Muscle Car Admits Fair Lawn Business Break-Ins

    NYC Boy, 15, With Stolen Long Island Muscle Car Admits Fair Lawn Business Break-Ins

    A 15-year-old New York City boy went on a burglary spree in Fair Lawn -- stealing cash, cigarettes and lottery scratch offs – using a muscle car reported stolen from Long Island, authorities said.The Feb. 21 spree included $100 taken from the register of Best Cleaners on Morlot Avenue after the glass front door was smashed, as well as a failed attempt at entering New Breed Paintball on ...

  3. Authorities: Morris County Homeowner Charged In Insurance Arson Fire

    Authorities: Morris County Homeowner Charged In Insurance Arson Fire

    A Morris County man was charged with setting fire to his home for insurance purposes, authorities announced Friday.Gilmar Tejada, 37, was the only person in the single-family Cedar Street home in East Hanover before the Dec. 21, 2019 blaze broke out in the basement and quickly spread through the home, they said.“Subsequent investigation revealed that insurance documents related to the ...

  4. Haledon PD: Ashes Flicked Out SUV Window Leads To East Orange Pair With Loaded, Stolen Gun

    Haledon PD: Ashes Flicked Out SUV Window Leads To East Orange Pair With Loaded, Stolen Gun

    A passenger who drew a police sergeant’s attention by flicking cigar ashes out an SUV’s window contributed to the discovery of a loaded, stolen handgun and $1,665 in suspected drug proceeds, authorities said.Haledon Sgt. Timothy Lindberg stopped the 1998 Ford Expedition on Central Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday after the driver failed to signal a turn and then ran a red light, ...

  5. Tenafly Mom, Dumont Son Struck Crossing Englewood Street, But Not In The Usual Way

    Tenafly Mom, Dumont Son Struck Crossing Englewood Street, But Not In The Usual Way

    A 72-year-old Tenafly woman and her 51-year-old son from Dumont were hospitalized after they were struck Friday in Englewood by a vehicle involved in a nearby crash, authorities said.A 48-year-old driver was trying to make a left from Engle Street onto Chestnut Street around 12:45 p.m. when his Audi collided with a Ford Focus driven by a woman in her early 70s, Deputy Police Chief ...

  6. Authorities: Little Ferry Police Sergeant Nabs Ex-Con With Loaded Handgun

    Authorities: Little Ferry Police Sergeant Nabs Ex-Con With Loaded Handgun

    A Little Ferry police sergeant found an ex-con carrying a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on Friday, authorities said.Sgt. John Andronaco stopped the white BMW with Florida license plates on Bergen Turnpike shortly before 11:15 a.m., Detective Lt. Ronald Klein Jr said.The sergeant smelled pot inside the car and asked both occupants to step out, he said.The driver, Yusuf Peay, 40, ...

  7. Driver, 18, Says Police Impostors Stopped Her Off Rt 208, Fair Lawn Detectives Investigate

    Driver, 18, Says Police Impostors Stopped Her Off Rt 208, Fair Lawn Detectives Investigate

    UPDATE: Fair Lawn police on Friday continued to investigate a Wyckoff driver’s report that she was pulled over by two men posing as police officers.The 18-year-old woman told police that she’d just exited southbound Route 208 onto Plaza Road in Fair Lawn around 8:45 p.m. Monday when she saw overhead lights behind her.She described the vehicle following her as a small car that looked ...

  8. RECOGNIZE HIM? Police Release Sketch Of Hawthorne Stabbing Suspect

    RECOGNIZE HIM? Police Release Sketch Of Hawthorne Stabbing Suspect

    Hawthorne police released a sketch Friday of a stranger who a local man said stabbed him in the back on a local street.The 26-year-old victim told police he was walking near Enterprise Rent-A-Car on Goffle Road around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday when the assailant began following him on foot, asking for money, Detective Sgt. Matthew Hoogmoed said.“The victim said he was struck in the back and ...

  9. Council: Surprise Late-Night Pow Wow No Cause For Admonishing Elmwood Park Mayor, Clerk

    Council: Surprise Late-Night Pow Wow No Cause For Admonishing Elmwood Park Mayor, Clerk

    The surprise after-hours discovery by Elmwood Park police of the town’s then-acting mayor and borough clerk behind locked doors in the municipal building was no reason for admonishment, the Borough Council decided Thursday night.The decision rejected a recommendation by legal counsel to admonish Councilman Daniel Golabek and Borough Clerk Erin Delaney for the Dec. 13, 2019 incident at ...

  10. UPDATE: Substantial Haul Likely In Little Falls Bank Robbery

    UPDATE: Substantial Haul Likely In Little Falls Bank Robbery

    Two men in masks robbed a Little Falls bank branch at gunpoint Thursday afternoon, rifling through tellers' drawers and herding employees into the vault, responders said.One of them held a handgun while the other went behind the counter at the Valley Bank on Main Street and removed money from the tellers’ drawers around 2:20 p.m., Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia ...

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