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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. HEROES: Man Rescued From Base Of Great Falls In Paterson

    HEROES: Man Rescued From Base Of Great Falls In Paterson

    PHOTOS: City firefighters rescued a man from the base of the Great Falls in Paterson shortly after midnight Sunday.The rescuers used a tethered raft to row their way to the 32-year-old man, who was sitting on on the rocky island near the hydroelectric plant off McBride Avenue at Overlook Park's Lower Pavillion, city Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said.He claimed he'd jumped from ...

  2. Zoom Trolls Disrupt Asian-American NJ Church Service With Ethnic Slurs, Porn

    Zoom Trolls Disrupt Asian-American NJ Church Service With Ethnic Slurs, Porn

    Trolls hijacked the virtual service of a predominately Asian-American church in Bergen County, uttering ethnic slurs and posting pornographic images, authorities said.More than 150 congregants and others with the Englewood church were subject to the bias attack on Zoom, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said Saturday.Although invasions of video conferences were once dismissed as trolling, ...

  3. Paterson Squatter Admits Torching Multi-Family Home In Purported Suicide Try

    Paterson Squatter Admits Torching Multi-Family Home In Purported Suicide Try

    A Paterson squatter who set fire to a multi-family home after authorities said he deliberately stabbed himself has pleaded guilty to aggravated arson.Ertugrul Abaci, 58, bled heavily as he staggered across Sussex Street on June 9, 2019, authorities said at the time.He’d just ignited a fire in and outside the attic apartment where he’d lived nearly 23 years – and hadn’t paid rent on for ...

  4. Driver Admits Months-Old Passaic Pedestrian Hit-Run

    Driver Admits Months-Old Passaic Pedestrian Hit-Run

    Wasting little time, a 27-year-old Passaic driver admitted severely injuring another city resident in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash last fall.Matthew Cancel didn’t wait for a grand jury to determine whether the case should proceed, pleading guilty Friday to knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury.Cancel admitted he was behind the wheel of ...

  5. Police: ‘Zoombombers’ Invade Asian-American Virtual Church Service

    Police: ‘Zoombombers’ Invade Asian-American Virtual Church Service

    Several people hijacked a virtual service of a predominately Asian-American church in Englewood, uttering ethnic slurs and posting pornographic images, authorities said.More than 150 congregants and others with the Bergen County church were subject to the bias attack on Zoom, Police Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said Saturday.Although invasions of video conferences were once dismissed ...

  6. ROUTE 17 WRECK: Critically Injured Driver, Passenger Extricated By Firefighters

    ROUTE 17 WRECK: Critically Injured Driver, Passenger Extricated By Firefighters

    Rescue teams from Paramus and Fair Lawn extricated a driver and front-seat passenger after their car got wedged beneath a tractor-trailer in a horrific pre-dawn crash Saturday on Route 17, authorities confirmed.The Amazon Prime tractor-trailer was parked on the side of the northbound highway in front of the Suburban Diner when it was slammed into shortly before 1:30 a.m., they ...

  7. Masked Ex-Con Who Held Gun To Boy's Head In Camden Barbershop Robbery Gets 12 Years In Fed Pen

    Masked Ex-Con Who Held Gun To Boy's Head In Camden Barbershop Robbery Gets 12 Years In Fed Pen

    UPDATE: An ex-con who held a gun to a young boy's head while robbing a Camden barbershop was sentenced to nearly 12 years in federal prison.Benjamin Daye, 34, had been out of state prison barely a month when he put a gun to the child’s head and forced employees and customers to empty cash and belongings into a bag in November 2019.Rather than go to trial, he accepted a deal from the ...

  8. Authorities: Street Evangelist Stalked Englewood Abortion Doc With Drone

    Authorities: Street Evangelist Stalked Englewood Abortion Doc With Drone

    A self-described Christian missionary from Westchester was arrested after Englewood police said he used a drone to peer into the second-floor office of an abortion doctor he was stalking.Daniel Stephen Courney, 36, of Scarsdale, NY was caught piloting the device -- equipped with a camera and speaker -- outside Metropolitan Medical Associates on Engle Street, where he and other ...

  9. CAPITOL RIOT: Oath Keeper Becomes First To Plead Guilty, Sentence Depends On Cooperation

    CAPITOL RIOT: Oath Keeper Becomes First To Plead Guilty, Sentence Depends On Cooperation

    One hundred days after the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a lifetime member of the Oath Keepers who plays in a metal band admitted Friday that he breached the building in a tactical vest and armed with bear repellent.Rather than face trial, Jon Schaffer, 53, of Columbus, Indiana, took a deal from the government, pleading guilty unlawfully entering the Capitol to obstruct Congress’ ...

  10. Paterson Man Charged With Three Years Of Sex Assaults On Child

    Paterson Man Charged With Three Years Of Sex Assaults On Child

    A Paterson man raped and otherwise sexually abused an underage child for several years, beginning when the victim was only seven, authorities charged.The assaults by James Jackson, 37, began in September 2012 and continued for the next three years, the victim – who’s now 16 – told city police, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in ...

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