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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. Hit-Run Victim, 22, ID'd As Body Found Near North Brunswick Dunkin' Donuts

    Hit-Run Victim, 22, ID'd As Body Found Near North Brunswick Dunkin' Donuts

    A 22-year-old woman has been identified as the hit-and-run victim found early Thursday along Route 130, authorities said.The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Alysa Kristjanson of Princeton, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Director Kenneth P. McCormick of the North Brunswick Police Department said in a statement.Kristjanson's body was ...

  2. SpaceX Rocket's Historic Launch Engineered By Bergen County Native

    SpaceX Rocket's Historic Launch Engineered By Bergen County Native

    A New Jersey native played an integral role in the recent launch of the NASA/SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.Sam DiMaggio, a 1985 graduate of Leonia High School, is principal dynamics engineer on the SpaceX project.The sophisticated rocket's May 30 flight from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., carried its first-ever crew to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon ...

  3. KNOW ANYTHING? Authorities Seek Suspects In Pair Of Burlington County Shootings

    KNOW ANYTHING? Authorities Seek Suspects In Pair Of Burlington County Shootings

    Authorities in Burlington County are seeking the public's help locating suspects in connection with a pair of Thursday morning shootings.No arrests have been made.A man was shot multiple times after answering a knock at his door on Spindletop Lane in Willingboro at 1:30 a.m., Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a statement with Williingboro Director of Public Safety ...

  4. VIDEO: Police Rescue Beachgoers From Wicked Atlantic Winds, Sandstorm

    VIDEO: Police Rescue Beachgoers From Wicked Atlantic Winds, Sandstorm

    Atlantic City police helped rescue beachgoers from a sandstorm whipped up by high winds It was part of a lingering series of thunderstorms that left hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power on Wednesday."If you were outside earlier today you saw the unbelievable storm that passed through our region, Atlantic City Police Department wrote on their Facebook page. ...

  5. Neptune Teens Arrested In Asbury Park Shooting, Victim Critical

    Neptune Teens Arrested In Asbury Park Shooting, Victim Critical

    Authorities have arrested a pair of teenagers in the Asbury Park shooting that left a third man in critical condition.Zyier Small, 18, of Neptune and Malik Carey, 19, of Neptune City were taken into custody on Tuesday night shortly after a shooting at Asbury Park Village housing complex, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement.Small and Carey ...

  6. Firefighters Fight Apartment House Blaze At Carteret Gardens

    Firefighters Fight Apartment House Blaze At Carteret Gardens

    Firefighters and EMS crews responded to an apartment building fire Thursday afternoon.A fire was reported at Carteret Gardens Apartments at 25 Wedgewood Drive shortly after noon, authorities said.The Carteret Fire Department was battled the two-alarm blaze and mutual aid was en route, according to initial reports.  This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

  7. Body Found Near Route 130 Dunkin' Donuts In North Brunswick

    Body Found Near Route 130 Dunkin' Donuts In North Brunswick

    A body was found along Route 130 in North Brunswick, authorities said.UPDATE: Hit-Run Victim ID'd As Princeton Woman, 22One lane along the 2100 block of Route 130 north was closed during an investigation after the discovery about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, North Brunswick police said in a statement.The body was found near Dunkin' Donuts between Old Georges Road and Adams Lane, according to ...

  8. Shooting Victim Airlifted In Willingboro

    Shooting Victim Airlifted In Willingboro

    Authorities are investigating a shooting in Burlington County early Thursday.A medivac helicopter airlifted a Willingboro gunshot victim to Cooper University Medical Center in Camden at about 1:40 a.m., according to initial reports.The shooting happened at 39 Spindletop Lane, where police responded to reports of gunfire. Police arrived to find a man suffering multiple gunshot ...

  9. Man Critical After Asbury Park Shooting, Teen Suspects In Custody

    Man Critical After Asbury Park Shooting, Teen Suspects In Custody

    Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.Police responded to the sound of gunshots Tuesday night at the Asbury Park Village housing complex on Atkins Avenue, a spokesman with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said.Local police found a 19 year-old man who sustained multiple gunshot wounds around ...

  10. Firefighters Called To Water Rescue, Boat Fire Amidst South Jersey Storm

    Firefighters Called To Water Rescue, Boat Fire Amidst South Jersey Storm

    UPDATED: A dive team was called to the Jersey Shore to rescue at least three children reported to be stranded on wake boards during the storm.It was among dozens of emergency calls Wednesday afternoon due to a severe thunderstorm with high winds and a chance of hail.Police, divers and EMS crews were called to Beaver Dam Road and Princeton Avenue in Brick Township about 1:30 p.m., ...

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