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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. Drive-In Movies Coming To Walmart Parking Lots

    Drive-In Movies Coming To Walmart Parking Lots

    Movies at Walmart aren't only on the shelves these days -- they'll soon be on big screens in select parking lots.The chain is teaming up with Tribeca to offer drive-in theaters in 160 of its lots starting in August.In a separate, star=studded endeavor, the retail giant is creating a "virtual" summer camp for children cooped up by cabin fever because of the coronavirus.The Tribeca ...

  2. Authorities: Driver, 20, Had Been Smoking Pot In South Jersey Crash That Killed Friend

    Authorities: Driver, 20, Had Been Smoking Pot In South Jersey Crash That Killed Friend

    A 20-year-old driver from Union City had been smoking pot when he crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike in South Jersey, killing his 21-year-old passenger last fall after a trip to Pennsylvania for cheesesteaks, authorities said.Johnalex Grullon and two friends were returning from a trip to South Philadelphia to buy cheesesteaks when he crashed his Honda Accord on Oct. 19, ...

  3. Brick Woman Stabbed Fiancé Dead In Self-Defense, Authorities Say

    Brick Woman Stabbed Fiancé Dead In Self-Defense, Authorities Say

    A 27-year-old Brick Township woman admitted stabbing her fiancé in the chest last year and then driving him to the hospital before he died, authorities said.Ciara Williams pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter on Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said, adding that it was done out of self-defense. There was a history of domestic violence at the couple's ...

  4. EMS, Police Respond To Shooting At Freehold Airfield

    EMS, Police Respond To Shooting At Freehold Airfield

    Police and EMS crews from Central Jersey were responding to a report of a serious shooting Thursday afternoon, authorities said.Freehold police were called about 3:45 p.m. on an initial, unconfirmed report that someone was shot in the head near an old airfield at 406 Georgia Road.The victim was reported unconscious at the shooting scene, and there was a request for a medical ...

  5. Indoor Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts Facilities Can Reopen In NJ -- Still Not Fitness Centers

    Indoor Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts Facilities Can Reopen In NJ -- Still Not Fitness Centers

    Indoor youth sports facilities, dance and music studios, gymnastics gyms and martial arts studios were allowed to reopen Thursday, state officials said.Museums, aquariums, water parks, batting cages and bowling alleys, had also previously been given the OK. Click here for the guidelines on those.Gyms and indoor workout facilities will remain closed until new positive cases of ...

  6. Authorities Probe 16th Fatal Trenton Shooting This Year That Killed Man, 24

    Authorities Probe 16th Fatal Trenton Shooting This Year That Killed Man, 24

    One person was still at large following the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Trenton, authorities said.The Wednesday killing of Covvie Scott, of Ewing, is the 16th fatal shooting in the state's capital city this year, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said.That's twice as many fatal shootings as there were in the first six months of 2019, a spokeswoman for the county ...

  7. Community Rallies For Kennel Owners Who Lost Jersey Shore Home, Pets To Lightning Strike Blaze

    Community Rallies For Kennel Owners Who Lost Jersey Shore Home, Pets To Lightning Strike Blaze

    A Jersey Shore couple best known for working magic with animals, especially as popular dog-training professionals, were left homeless on Wednesday after a lightning strike destroyed their house and kennel -- killing several pets, authorities said, Friends and clients of Liz Casterlin and Mark Buglio -- owners of J&R Kennel LLC at 318 Beckerville Road in Manchester -- have made ...

  8. Monroe PD: Driver, 72, Who Struck NJ DOT Lawnmower Dies

    Monroe PD: Driver, 72, Who Struck NJ DOT Lawnmower Dies

    A 72-year-old man from Monroe Township was killed Wednesday after his car left the roadway and struck a tractor mowing in the median, authorities said.Marc A. Mandelkorn was driving west on Route 33 near its intersection with Bentley Road in Monroe when the collision occurred about 1:15 p.m., Monroe police said in a statement. His vehicle crossed into the median, leaving the roadway for ...

  9. Authorities: Essex County Man, 31, Struck, Killed NYC Motorcyclist In Edison

    Authorities: Essex County Man, 31, Struck, Killed NYC Motorcyclist In Edison

    A 31-year-old driver from Essex County has been charged in connection with the death of a Brooklyn motorcyclist in Edison last month, authorities said. The driver is accused of speeding and driving drunk at the time of the fatal crash. Roland Q. Lyles, 31, of Orange, was initially arrested and charged on June 27 with aggravated assault following a collision, Middlesex County ...

  10. County Prosecutors Association Of NJ Offers Law School Scholarships

    County Prosecutors Association Of NJ Offers Law School Scholarships

    The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey is offering scholarships to law school students seeking careers as prosecuting attorneys, graduate students with a commitment to child advocacy and to police officers hoping to attend college or graduate school to advance their careers in law enforcement, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a press ...

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