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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. 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 ...

  2. Free Coffee? Wawa Opens New Store, Gas Pumps In South Jersey

    Free Coffee? Wawa Opens New Store, Gas Pumps In South Jersey

    Pull up to the gas pumps at South Jersey's newest Wawa store on Thursday and you can also help yourself to some java "on the house." Wawa's newest store is at 1220 Route 130 in Robbinsville, Mercer County.It officially opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.

  3. Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Seize 152 Bricks Of Heroin, 3 Weapons, Cash In Hamilton Bust

    Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies Seize 152 Bricks Of Heroin, 3 Weapons, Cash In Hamilton Bust

    The Mercer County Narcotics Task Force closed a joint investigation with an arrest and seizure of 152 bricks of heroin and three guns, authorities said.]At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, Ewing and Hamilton police joined in warranted searches of multiple townships' properties with assistance from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations ...

  4. South Jersey Truck Driver Allegedly Caught On Video Images In Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Truck Driver Allegedly Caught On Video Images In Fatal Hit-Run Crash: Prosecutor

    A 51-year-old man from Camden County has been charged  in a fatal hit-and-run crash that allegedly resulted in the death of a 54-year-old pedestrian from Mercer County, authorities said.The fatal crash occurred shortly before sunrise Monday on Route 1 northbound at Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township. The Route 1 crash victim was found dead at the scene about 45 minutes ...

  5. Fugitive Fled Police, Fired Gun After Ditching  Stolen Car, Central Jersey Authorities Say

    Fugitive Fled Police, Fired Gun After Ditching Stolen Car, Central Jersey Authorities Say

    Authorities seek the public's help locating a fugitive who allegedly fled police on foot and shot a gun after ditching a stolen car in North Brunswick.The investigation of the police pursuit of an armed suspect who eluded police was announced Tuesday night by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo and North Brunswick ...

  6. South Jersey Babysitter Sexually Assaulted 3 Young Girls, Prosecutor Says

    South Jersey Babysitter Sexually Assaulted 3 Young Girls, Prosecutor Says

    A 29 year-old South Jersey man has been charged with multiple counts of sex-related charges for assaulting three young girls whom he babysat, authorities said.George Getty III was arrested Saturday in Egg Harbor Township, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill. Shill said that Getty was charged with the following offenses in the alleged sexual assaults of ...

  7. Trenton Driver Left Pedestrian Crash Scene In Unsafe Van, NJ Police Say

    Trenton Driver Left Pedestrian Crash Scene In Unsafe Van, NJ Police Say

    A pre-dawn hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 52-year-old pedestrian from East Windsor remains under investigation, authorities said.The pedestrian, who was crossing Route 130 westbound, suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. The 35-year-old driver of a Ford Econoline van, from Trenton, was arrested and charged after allegedly fleeing the scene, according to a ...

  8. First Responders Called To Serious Crash In Mercer County

    First Responders Called To Serious Crash In Mercer County

    Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called to a serious rush-hour crash in Mercer County, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8 a.m. near the intersection of Routes 130 and 156 in Hamilton, initial reports said.An unconfirmed report said that a child occupant was laying on the ground and another person was reported "in and out of consciousness."This is a developing ...

  9. SWAT Team Safely Removes Toms River Man Barricaded With Bat, Knives

    SWAT Team Safely Removes Toms River Man Barricaded With Bat, Knives

    A standoff between police and a Toms River man armed with knives and a bat ended safely, authorities said.The man initially ignored police commands to come out of a home, but eventually was taken into custody by a SWAT team without incident, the police chief said in a press statement.Toms River police were called to Patmas Drive at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a man barricaded ...

  10. Community Support Grows For 54-Year-Old Woman Killed Walking Along Route 1 In Mercer County

    Community Support Grows For 54-Year-Old Woman Killed Walking Along Route 1 In Mercer County

    There has been an outpouring of community support for a 54-year-old woman from Mercer County reportedly killed by a hit-and-run driver as she walked along Route 1.Maria Angélica Moran Moreira, 54, of Lawrenceville, was hit by a northbound vehicle about 6:30 a.m. Monday near Bakers Basin Road in Lawrence Township, police said.Moreira was pronounced dead at the scene after a passing ...

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