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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. Central Jersey Motorist, 52, Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Central Jersey Motorist, 52, Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

    A 52-year-old man from Somerset County died in a collision with a tractor-trailer, authorities said.The motorist, whose name had not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Friday evening crash, South Brunswick police said on Saturday.First responders were called to the crash on Route 130 at 7:16 p.m., police said.A preliminary investigation found that the tractor-trailer ...

  2. Another NJ Bed Bath & Beyond Store Closing, Report Says

    Another NJ Bed Bath & Beyond Store Closing, Report Says

    Another Bed Bath & Beyond store is expected to close permanently this fall, part of a nationwide closure plan affecting about 200 locations.The major retailer’s store at 400 Marin Blvd. in Jersey City is set to close in November, a store employee told NJ Advance Media.In July 2020, Bed Bath & Beyond officials announced that 200 of its namesake stores would be shut down over a ...

  3. Atlantic City SWAT Arrests Trio, Recovers Loaded Machine Gun

    Atlantic City SWAT Arrests Trio, Recovers Loaded Machine Gun

    A warranted raid on a home in Atlantic City led to three arrests and the recovery of multiple weapons including a loaded machine gun, authorities said.Atlantic City SWAT and Special Investigations detectives made the court-ordered search on Friday on the 1500 block of Mediterranean Avenue, police said.Three suspects were arrested as they left the home, according to ...

  4. Bicyclist Struck In South Jersey

    Bicyclist Struck In South Jersey

    A bicyclist was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle in Atlantic County, authorities said.The collision occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday on East Black Horse Pike at South Cologne Avenue in Hamilton, initial reports said.The crash victim was taken to AtlanticCare Medical Center, City Division.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  5. NJ Jail Mistakenly Releases Robbery Suspect Wanted In Ohio

    NJ Jail Mistakenly Releases Robbery Suspect Wanted In Ohio

    An Ohio robbery suspect "walked out" of a New Jersey jail after appearing in court on a local charge, authorities said.The Mercer County Correctional Center mistakenly released the inmate, the county said in a statement Friday. Clark Green Jr., 54, was set free about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Trenton, county officials said.Green was being held at Mercer County Jail since Aug. 31 on a ...

  6. Motorcyclist Thrown, Seriously Hurt In Jersey Shore Crash

    Motorcyclist Thrown, Seriously Hurt In Jersey Shore Crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously hurt after being thrown from his vehicle, authorities said.The crash occurred about noon Saturday on Route 35 in Middletown, reports said.EMS was taking the injured rider, who was suffering from trauma, to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, initial reports said.An unconfirmed report said that the motorcyclist had been thrown about 50 feet ...

  7. Central Jersey Motorist, 52, Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

    Central Jersey Motorist, 52, Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

    A 52-year-old man from Somerset County died in a collision with a tractor-trailer, authorities said.The motorist, whose name had not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Friday evening crash, South Brunswick police said on Saturday.First responders were called to the crash on Route 130 at 7:16 p.m., police said.A preliminary investigation found that the tractor-trailer ...

  8. Firefighters Douse Apartment Blaze In Camden County

    Firefighters Douse Apartment Blaze In Camden County

    Heavy fire ripped through a South Jersey apartment, authorities said.All hands were called to the 6 p.m. blaze Friday at 707 E. Clements Bridge Road in Runnemede, Camden County, initial reports said.Quint 75 responded and a search for residents and pets was handled by Squad 75. The fire was quickly brought under control. No one was reported hurt.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  9. South Jersey Woman, 28, Killed In Virginia Crash

    South Jersey Woman, 28, Killed In Virginia Crash

    A 28-year-old woman from South Jersey was killed in an out-of-state crash earlier this week, authorities said.Hasina K. Camacho-Prather was driving southbound on Route 29 in Nelson County, Virginia, when the fatal single-car crash occurred about 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to Virginia State Police.Camacho-Prather's SUV veered off the right shoulder before striking a tree, police ...

  10. Atlantic City Fugitive Sought In Shooting

    Atlantic City Fugitive Sought In Shooting

    Authorities seek the public’s help locating a suspect wanted in connection with an Atlantic City shooting.At 3:23 a.m. Friday, Atlantic City police were called to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, after someone walked into the emergency department with a gunshot wound.The unidentified woman, 34, of Atlantic City, sustained a non-life threatening injury, police ...

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