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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. Skateboarder Seriously Hurt, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash: Police Warn About Online Posts

    Skateboarder Seriously Hurt, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash: Police Warn About Online Posts

    A crash involving a skateboard and truck is under investigation in Monmouth County, authorities said. Atlantic Highlands police said on Facebook that the skateboarder slammed into the side of a Ford truck and that the driver remained at the crash scene and cooperated with police. Police warned against social media posts that may contain misinformation.On Wednesday, at 4:45 ...

  2. First Responders Called To Serious Motorcycle Crash In South Jersey

    First Responders Called To Serious Motorcycle Crash In South Jersey

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called to a serious motorcycle crash in Burlington County.The crash was reported at about 1 p.m. at the intersection of Oswego and Allen roads in Bass River, initial reports said. An unconfirmed report said a motorcyclist was down with injuries.This is a developing news story.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. 16-Year-Old Boy, PA Man, 28, Arrested In Separate Fatal Trenton Shootings, Prosecutor Says

    16-Year-Old Boy, PA Man, 28, Arrested In Separate Fatal Trenton Shootings, Prosecutor Says

    Investigations by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force have resulted in murder charges being filed in two fatal shootings, authorities said.The crackdown comes as Trenton's total number of fatal shootings this year is starting to rival last year'd record total homicides involving guns, as reported here by Daily Voice.“The tenacity and resolve of the Homicide Task Force (HTF) ...

  4. Motorcyclist, 73, Killed In Route 70 Jersey Shore Crash

    Motorcyclist, 73, Killed In Route 70 Jersey Shore Crash

    A 73-year-old motorcyclist struck a sign, was ejected from his bike and killed in a crash along Route 70 in Ocean County, authorities said.Lawrence Foca, 73, of Manchester was traveling east at 9:10 p.m. Thursday when he went off the right shoulder, struck a sign and was ejected from his bike, Manchester police said.The motorcycle kept going, overturning several times before slamming ...

  5. Animal Cruelty Suspect Escapes Jail Sentence: Gets Lifetime Ban On Owning Pets: Prosecutor Says

    Animal Cruelty Suspect Escapes Jail Sentence: Gets Lifetime Ban On Owning Pets: Prosecutor Says

    Over objections from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, a 30 year-old woman from Toms River will not get any jail time on an animal cruelty charge in which three dogs died. Instead, Alyssa DeStefano was sentenced on Friday to 60 hours of community service, probation and a lifetime ban on owning animals, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.DeStefano was ...

  6. Bomb Threats, 'Shelter-In-Place,' Reported At South Jersey Schools

    Bomb Threats, 'Shelter-In-Place,' Reported At South Jersey Schools

    First responders were called on reports of a bomb threat affecting two South Jersey schools, authorities said.Both Mantua and Washington Township schools in Gloucester County were reportedly sheltering in place due to a possible bomb threat, according to initial reports about 12:30 p.m.This is a developing news story. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  7. Trenton On Track To Surpass Its 2020 Fatal Shootings Record

    Trenton On Track To Surpass Its 2020 Fatal Shootings Record

    Trenton is on track to break last year's record number of fatal shootings in the city as well as homicides in general, authorities said.The capital city recently stepped up street patrols to curb escalating violence. A fatal shooting late Wednesday occurred about 50 yards from Trenton patrol officers' vehicle stationed near Donnelly Homes public housing, as reported here ...

  8. Monmouth County Man Indicted For Videotaping Himself Masturbating In Asbury Park: Prosecutor

    Monmouth County Man Indicted For Videotaping Himself Masturbating In Asbury Park: Prosecutor

    A 51-year-old man from West Long Branch has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury for videotaping himself while masturbating in a public park in Asbury Park, authorities said.In addition to lewdness, the three-count indictment also charges Michael K. Russo with having child sexual abuse files stored on a computer drive connected with his email address and for ...

  9. 200+ Central Jersey HS Students Quarantined After COVID-19 Case Traced To Homecoming Dance

    200+ Central Jersey HS Students Quarantined After COVID-19 Case Traced To Homecoming Dance

    A COVID-19 outbreak traced to a Central Jersey high school's Homecoming Dance has sent about 200 students into isolation.A 10-day quarantine was ordered for Spotswood High School students who attended the Saturday's homecoming dance after a student at the event tested positive, NJ Advance Media reported.Students who were at the high school dance can return to school on Tuesday Oct. 19, ...

  10. Motorist Trapped In Route 1 Central Jersey Crash

    Motorist Trapped In Route 1 Central Jersey Crash

    A motorist was reportedly trapped overnight in a serious Middlesex County crash, authorities said.The crash occurred about 1 a.m. on the 1000 block of Route 1 in Woodbridge, initial reports said.No other details were immediately available.Woodbridge PoliceWoodBridge Police DepartmentCHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

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