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Jon Craig

Reporter 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. HS Volleyball Coach, Guidance Counselor Killed Along I-295 After SUV Broke Down: State Police

    HS Volleyball Coach, Guidance Counselor Killed Along I-295 After SUV Broke Down: State Police

    A popular Camden County high school guidance counselor and volleyball coach was struck and killed along Interstate 295 after his SUV broke down, authorities saidWilliam Scully, 49, of Stratford was hit on the southbound right shoulder at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 near milepost 39.2, New Jersey State Police said. He was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced ...

  2. South Jersey Man Charged With Shooting Wife Will Remain Jailed: Prosecutor

    South Jersey Man Charged With Shooting Wife Will Remain Jailed: Prosecutor

    A Cumberland County man arrested for shooting his wife will remain jailed while awaiting trial, according to the county prosecutor.Superior Court Judge Cristen P. D'Arrigo ruled on Wednesday, Nov. 16 that Edwin D. Ramos-Rosado, 39, of Millville must remain behind bars, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said. He is accused of killing Ramy Garcia, 35, at their North 4th Street ...

  3. Man Shot Dead, Arrest Made At South Jersey Apartments: Report

    Man Shot Dead, Arrest Made At South Jersey Apartments: Report

    A man was shot dead in a South Jersey apartment parking lot, NJ Advance Media reports.The incident happened at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at The Birches apartments on Fries Mill Road in Washington Township, the outlet said, quoting the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.One suspect has been caught, Washington Township Police said on Facebook around 11:30 a.m., ensuring ...

  4. Car Struck By Freight Train At Central Jersey Crossing: Report

    Car Struck By Freight Train At Central Jersey Crossing: Report

    A freight train struck a car injuring its driver in Middlesex County, NJ Advance Media reports.The unidentified woman was taken to a local hospital after the crash, which occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at a South Avenue crossing, the outlet said, quoting Piscataway police.A Piscataway police spokesman was not immediately available to say what led to the collision or detail the ...

  5. Florida Man Arrested With Counterfeit Cash On Jersey Shore: Police

    Florida Man Arrested With Counterfeit Cash On Jersey Shore: Police

    Several stores within Jackson Premium Outlets mall called the police to report two men attempting to pass counterfeit money. Jackson police were able to locate one of the suspects, they said.While pursuing the suspect on Tuesday, Nov. 8, police allegedly observed the suspect ripping up fake bills and throwing them to the ground. It appeared the suspect was attempting to destroy ...

  6. 'Perfect Poop Guy' From Atlantic City Promotes Feces Transplants, Healthy Diet

    'Perfect Poop Guy' From Atlantic City Promotes Feces Transplants, Healthy Diet

    A 73-year-old man from South Jersey is promoting the donation of "perfect poop" to people with life-threatening digestive disorders.Herbie Allen of Brigantine learned he has "perfect poop" when his late wife was experiencing serious colon problems that hospitalized her.Allen's healthy diet — which has a long list including fruits, fish, honey, room-temperature food and vitamins — ...

  7. Police ID Woman Responsible For Suspected South Jersey Bias Incident, No Charges Filed

    Police ID Woman Responsible For Suspected South Jersey Bias Incident, No Charges Filed

    Authorities have identified the woman responsible for a suspected bias intimidation incident involving a congressional candidate.They said the 36-year-old female, who suffers from behavioral health issues, was caught on a surveillance camera hanging dolls from a tree near a political sign for Tim Alexander.The incident occurred in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township on Nov. ...

  8. Star-Studded Camden HS Basketball Team In Recruit Scandal: Report

    Star-Studded Camden HS Basketball Team In Recruit Scandal: Report

    Camden High School's basketball team is accused of recruiting non-city residents to play on its star-studded team, NJ Advance Media reports.The team could be stripped of its 2022 state title and banned from post-season play in 2023, if they're found guilty of any wrongdoing, the outlet said, quoting an anonymous source.The team is led by the nation's No. 1 college recruit, D.J. ...

  9. South Jersey Man Sentenced For Having Sex With Girl Under 13

    South Jersey Man Sentenced For Having Sex With Girl Under 13

    A South Jersey man has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for having sex with a girl who was under 13 years old, authorities said.On Aug. 4, a Cumberland County Jury returned guilty verdicts against Pascual Matias on two counts of aggravated assault and child endangerment, according to Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.The charges originated from incidents that occurred ...

  10. Man Charged With 'Upskirting' Women At Jersey Shore ShopRite

    Man Charged With 'Upskirting' Women At Jersey Shore ShopRite

    A Jersey Shore man has been criminally charged with taking “upskirting” photos of at least two women in a supermarket, authorities said.Christopher W. Cox, 33, of Red Bank was charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, eluding and resisting arrest, according is Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago.An investigation involving members of the MCPO Sex ...

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