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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. Driver Charged In South Jersey Hit-Run, Teenage Passenger In Other Car Airlifted

    Driver Charged In South Jersey Hit-Run, Teenage Passenger In Other Car Airlifted

    A teenage passenger was airlifted after a hit-and-run crash in which the other driver was charged, authorities said.Pedro Gonzalez, 38, of Vineland, was traveling about 9 p.m. Thursday on Northeast Boulevard in Newfield when  he allegedly failed to stop at Catawba Avenue and collided with another car, Franklin Township police said. Gonzalez allegedly fled the crash scene.The ...

  2. Central Jersey Firefighters Knock Down 3-Alarm Blaze

    Central Jersey Firefighters Knock Down 3-Alarm Blaze

    Firefighters in Middlesex County quickly knocked down a three-alarm blaze, authorities said.The structure fire at 18 Amagansett Lane in Old Bridge was brought under control by about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, reports said.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  3. Philly Man Gets 6 Years In NJ State Prison For Fatal High-Speed Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

    Philly Man Gets 6 Years In NJ State Prison For Fatal High-Speed Crash On Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

    A Philadelphia man who was driving at a high rate of speed on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge has been sentenced to six years in New Jersey state prison for his role in causing a five-car collision that killed one of the drivers, authorities said.Jonathan Ramos, 29, of Philadelphia pleaded guilty in July to leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as traffic summonses for speeding and ...

  4. US Marshals Nab Fugitive Wanted For Stealing PA Pickup, Striking Police Officer In South Jersey

    US Marshals Nab Fugitive Wanted For Stealing PA Pickup, Striking Police Officer In South Jersey

    With help from U.S. Marshals and the New York State Police,  police in South Jersey have arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a police officer in a stolen pickup truck, authorities said.The Ford F-150 pickup was reported stolen out of Bristol, Pennsylvania late last month and a suspect was arrested on Thursday, Evesham Township police said. The suspect taken into custody ...

  5. Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted Along Route 36 In Middletown

    Pedestrian Struck, Airlifted Along Route 36 In Middletown

    A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Monmouth County, authorities said.The crash occurred about 8:40 a.m. Thursday on the 400 block of Route 36 in Middletown, according to initial reports.An unconfirmed report said that there was a request for a medevac helicopter airlift.No other details were immediately available.CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

  6. Trenton Shooting Victim, 26, Killed 50 Yards From Police Officers

    Trenton Shooting Victim, 26, Killed 50 Yards From Police Officers

    Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Trenton that took place near city police stationed near a public housing project.Police had reportedly been deployed there due to ongoing violence in Trenton.The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating the overnight shooting that left one man dead at Donnelly Homes.Just after 11 p.m. ...

  7. Serious Shooting Reported In Atlantic City

    Serious Shooting Reported In Atlantic City

    Police responded to a serious shooting in Atlantic City, authorities said A ShotSpotter alert led police to a victim shot at 1:33 a.m. Thursday at Arctic Avenue and North Carolina Avenue, Atlantic City police said.Officers found a 31-year-old man from Atlantic City suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.The victim, whose name was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, ...

  8. Brick Police Arrest Toms River Pair For Breaking Into Multiple Vehicles, Possessing Heroin

    Brick Police Arrest Toms River Pair For Breaking Into Multiple Vehicles, Possessing Heroin

    Two men accused of breaking into multiple parked vehicles have been arrested by police in Ocean County, authorities said.At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Brick Patrol Officer Kyle Patrick, K-9 Officer Scott Smith, Ptl. Kyle Dudak and Ptl. John Sullivan were dispatched to Collins Court in the Green Briar section of the township for a motor vehicle burglary in progress, according to a ...

  9. Fugitives Arrested In Fatal Atlantic City Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    Fugitives Arrested In Fatal Atlantic City Shooting, Prosecutor Says

    Two New Jersey fugitives have been arrested on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Atlantic City man last spring, authorities said.Denzel Garrison, 28, of Newark was arrested Tuesday by Newark police and charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.Laquine Demby, 30, of Pleasantville, was arrested ...

  10. Obama, Jill Biden Stump For Murphy In NJ's Push For Early Voting

    Obama, Jill Biden Stump For Murphy In NJ's Push For Early Voting

    Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Jill Biden are making guest appearances in New Jersey ahead of Gov. Phil Murphy's bid for re-election.Obama will appear with Murphy at a rally in Newark on Oct. 23, coinciding with the opening day of "early in-person voting" in the Garden State.This Friday, First Lady Jill Biden plans a campaign stop on behalf of Murphy.Murphy is being ...

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