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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. President Putts At Trump National Golf Club In Central Jersey

    President Putts At Trump National Golf Club In Central Jersey

    President Donald Trump tentatively plans a visit to his private golf club in Somerset County.Despite the coronavirus and statewide George Floyd protests against police brutality, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a no-fly zone for Bedminster and Morristown for "VIP movement" his weekend, raising the possibility of a presidential visit to Trump National Golf Club, according ...

  2. Authorities: Ewing Man Charged With Murder In Pennsylvania Girlfriend's Shooting

    Authorities: Ewing Man Charged With Murder In Pennsylvania Girlfriend's Shooting

    A Ewing Township man faces additional charges in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, authorities said Wednesday.Aaron Adams, 38, originally was arrested on weapons charges in connection with Monday's death of a 32-year-old woman from Levittown, Pa., Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said in a statement.On Wednesday, Adams was charged with the murder of Ashley Davis, ...

  3. Trenton Homicide Victim Identified After 15th Fatal Shooting

    Trenton Homicide Victim Identified After 15th Fatal Shooting

    Authorities released the identity Wednesday of Trenton's latest shooting fatality.The victim has been identified as Dontae Barnes, 37, of Trenton, said Casey DeBlasio, spokeswoman for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, DeBlasio said.Multiple shots were fired about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday on the 100 block of Oakland Street near ...

  4. SEVERE STORM: Hail, Thunder, High Winds Possible Across NJ

    SEVERE STORM: Hail, Thunder, High Winds Possible Across NJ

    Severe thunderstorms capable of producing destructive winds and hail are forecast to sweep across New Jersey.An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, the National Weather Service said.After a partly cloudy start to the day on Wednesday, showers are likely after noon. The high temperature could rise to the mid-80s. Damaging winds could gust to 60 miles per hour, according to the ...

  5. Children Critically Shot Near Trenton Park

    Children Critically Shot Near Trenton Park

    UPDATED: Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting near a Trenton park that critically wounded three people including two children. A fourth passer-by, a 7-year-old girl playing in the park, suffered severe head injuries from a fall while fleeing the crime scene, according to Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora. She remains hospitalized in guarded condition, he said at a news ...

  6. Trenton Teen Flees Police After Curfew, Attempted Burglary

    Trenton Teen Flees Police After Curfew, Attempted Burglary

    Authorities arrested a teenager from Trenton after a report of a burglary attempt at the Oasis Deli in Hamilton Township.Armando Recinos-Velasquez, 18, was charged at 10:20 p.m. Monday with obstruction and violating the township's emergency curfew restrictions, Hamilton police said in a statement..Police were responding to an attempted burglary at the Oasis Deli 1641 South Olden ...

  7. UPDATE: Trenton Suffers 15th Fatal Shooting Of 2020

    UPDATE: Trenton Suffers 15th Fatal Shooting Of 2020

    UPDATE: Trenton police and the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office are investigating another fatal shooting in the capital city, the 15th this year, authorities said.The county's Homicide Task Force was at the scene of multiple shots fired on the 100 block of Oakland Street near Hoffman Ave. on Tuesday evening, said Casey DeBlasio, a spokeswoman for the county Prosecutor's ...

  8. SEEN HIM? Photos Released In Fatal South Amboy Train Station Stabbing

    SEEN HIM? Photos Released In Fatal South Amboy Train Station Stabbing

    Authorities have released surveillance camera photos of a possible suspect in Friday's fatal stabbing in South Amboy.Police responded to the South Amboy Train Station on North Broadway at 9:14 p.m. where they found Robert Spiegel, 32, lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet and Chief Darren LaVigne said in a ...

  9. UPDATE: Shooting Victim's Death Ruled Homicide

    UPDATE: Shooting Victim's Death Ruled Homicide

    The suspicious death of a 32-year-old Pennsylvania woman in Mercer County has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.A Ewing man was arrested after law enforcement officers investigating the death of his girlfriend at his house found weapons in the same room as her body, the county prosecutor's office said in a statement.An autopsy was performed on Tuesday and Davis’ death has been ...

  10. Complete Rundown Of George Floyd Marches, Vigils Planned Across Garden State

    Complete Rundown Of George Floyd Marches, Vigils Planned Across Garden State

    Many more marches and other demonstrations in memory of George Floyd are planned in New Jersey and across the nation this week.Protests over Floyd’s death in Minneapolis have swept across the country Four Minnesota police officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death were fired, and one of them, Derek Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.At ...

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