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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. Ex-Middlesex Mayor Pleads Guilty To Stealing $75K From Political Campaigns

    Ex-Middlesex Mayor Pleads Guilty To Stealing $75K From Political Campaigns

    The former mayor of Middlesex Borough has admitted to stealing more than $75,000 from local political campaigns, authorities said.Middlesex Mayor Ronald J. DiMura, 64, pleaded guilty to theft by deception, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said on Thursday.DiMura's term as mayor ended in December 2019.He entered his guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca in ...

  2. WINNER: Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold In Central Jersey

    WINNER: Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold In Central Jersey

    There is one lucky Powerball winner in Monmouth County, authorities said.A winning Powerball ticket was sold by Vingo Wine & Spirits at 323 Route 35 South in Cliffwood, New Jersey Lottery officials said.The winning ticket from Wednesday matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball to take the $50,000 third-tier prize. The winning numbers for the Aug. 12, drawing ...

  3. Car Submerged By Flooding In Central Jersey

    Car Submerged By Flooding In Central Jersey

    First responders were called to a report of a vehicle submerged in water in Woodbridge Township due to flooding in Middlesex County, authorities said.Leesville Avenue was closed about 11 a.m. Thursday and a motorist was stranded under an overpass, according to initial reports.There were no details yet on whether anyone was hurt. This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  4. Florida Driver, 64, Killed After Car Bursts Into Flames In Mercer County

    Florida Driver, 64, Killed After Car Bursts Into Flames In Mercer County

    A car burst into flames killing a driver from Florida on Interstate-295 in Mercer County on Wednesday, authorities said.Fevzi Denker, 64, of West Palm Beach, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Philip Curry, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police.No one else was in the Toyota Corolla when it caught fire at 5:55 p.m., Curry said.The motorist was ...

  5. Neptune Township Man, 26, Arrested In Monmouth Park Sports Betting Robbery

    Neptune Township Man, 26, Arrested In Monmouth Park Sports Betting Robbery

    One of three men suspected of robbing a sports gambler returning to home in Keyport with a "large sum" of cash winnings has been arrested, authorities said.Telquan Adams, 26, of Neptune Township has been charged with robbery, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.If convicted, Adams faces up to 10 years in state prison, the prosecutor said.The 44-year-old ...

  6. Brick Couple Arrested For Producing Hallucinogens, Dealing 'Magic Mushrooms'

    Brick Couple Arrested For Producing Hallucinogens, Dealing 'Magic Mushrooms'

    An overseas package of hallucinogens led federal and local law enforcement officers to arrest a Brick Township couple on multiple drug production and distribution charges, authorities said.Patrick Fasano, 31, and Maria Fasano, 27, both have been charged with operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, possession of firearms and multiple drug-dealing and ...

  7. Authorities: Forked River Trio Arrested With 9,800 Doses Of Heroin, Fentanyl

    Authorities: Forked River Trio Arrested With 9,800 Doses Of Heroin, Fentanyl

    Three residents of Forked River have been arrested for dealing heroin and fentanyl in Ocean County, authorities said.Law enforcement officers searched three suspects' residences in Lacey Township -- seizing about 9,800 individual doses of heroin/fentanyl and five grams of unpackaged heroin/fentanyl, according to Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, ...

  8. Ex-Public Works Manager Admits Dumping Private Waste Into South Jersey Sewers

    Ex-Public Works Manager Admits Dumping Private Waste Into South Jersey Sewers

    A former public works manager from Burlington County has admitted dumping his private septic company's waste into Wrightstown sewers, authorities said.Rodman Lucas, 62, of Pemberton Township, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to tamper with public records, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said.Lucas' criminal case was part of a lengthy corruption probe by the state ...

  9. SEEN HIM? Trenton Police Search For Sex Assault Suspect

    SEEN HIM? Trenton Police Search For Sex Assault Suspect

    Police are seeking the public's help locating a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a Trenton alley as she walked to work, authorities said.Security camera images were released on Tuesday of a suspect in a July 23 attack along South Broad Street near Chestnut Avenue, Trenton police said.The victim was walking to work when a man forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted ...

  10. Brick Man, 34, Faces 7 Years State Prison On Weapons, Drug Dealing Charges

    Brick Man, 34, Faces 7 Years State Prison On Weapons, Drug Dealing Charges

    A 34-year-old man from Brick Township admitted to dealing drugs and carrying a handgun, authorities said.Jahmal Jones pleaded guilty on Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, Ocean County First Assistant Prosecutor Michael T. Nolan, Jr. said.Detectives from Barnegat and Lakewood townships police departments assisted in the investigation, searches and arrests, Nolan ...

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