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Jerry DeMarco

Senior Content Editor jdemarco@dailyvoice.com

Born in Newark and raised in Hudson County, Jerry DeMarco is a 38-year veteran of the news industry and a renowned breaking news reporter. He has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies.

DeMarco joined Daily Voice in 2015 after six years running Cliffview Pilot, one of the nation's few independent breaking news sites. As an independent publisher, he helped establish Local Independent Online News, a national trade organization.

Prior to launching his own site, DeMarco served as a reporter for the Bergen Record, Stamford Advocate, Rockland Journal News, News Tribune, and Trenton Times.

DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He's changed public policy and managed several major projects -- including one that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison and another that forced a sitting New Jersey attorney general from office for her participation in a Bergen County traffic stop involving her boyfriend.

DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He has a Bachelor's Degree in English from St. Peter's University in Jersey City.

Jerry DeMarco's Contributions

  1. Authorities: Street Evangelist Stalked Englewood Abortion Doc With Drone

    Authorities: Street Evangelist Stalked Englewood Abortion Doc With Drone

    A self-described Christian missionary from Westchester was arrested after Englewood police said he used a drone to peer into the second-floor office of an abortion doctor he was stalking.Daniel Stephen Courney, 36, of Scarsdale, NY was caught piloting the device -- equipped with a camera and speaker -- outside Metropolitan Medical Associates on Engle Street, where he and other ...

  2. Paterson Man Charged With Three Years Of Sex Assaults On Child

    Paterson Man Charged With Three Years Of Sex Assaults On Child

    A Paterson man raped and otherwise sexually abused an underage child for several years, beginning when the victim was only seven, authorities charged.The assaults by James Jackson, 37, began in September 2012 and continued for the next three years, the victim – who’s now 16 – told city police, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in ...

  3. Bergenfield Police Chief Tells How Car Thieves From NYC Were Caught In Three Separate Chases

    Bergenfield Police Chief Tells How Car Thieves From NYC Were Caught In Three Separate Chases

    UPDATE: Bergenfield police on Friday detailed several vehicle pursuits and foot chases that ended with the capture of three accused car thieves from New York City, one of whom they said was carrying phony credit cards and more than $10,000 in cash.It began with a hit and run on Sussex Road in Teaneck shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.Bergenfield Officer Jose Portorreal was on the lookout ...

  4. Police: Ex-Con Wanted In Wayne Burglary String Leads 'Tireless' Chase Before Capture

    Police: Ex-Con Wanted In Wayne Burglary String Leads 'Tireless' Chase Before Capture

    An ex-con who’s spent several years in prison led Wayne police first on a car chase – at one point blowing out a tire and riding on a rim – and then through several backyards before they captured him in Haledon.Officers Michael Sweeney and Spencer Schoonmaker were on the lookout near the corner of Ratzer and Valley roads after Detective Michael Polifrone identified William Green, 49 of ...

  5. Left Penniless By Embezzler, Ridgefield Park Boy Scouts Get Surprise Gift From Police

    Left Penniless By Embezzler, Ridgefield Park Boy Scouts Get Surprise Gift From Police

    A Bergen County Boy Scouts chapter that authorities said had its bank account drained by a thieving Scout master got an unexpected boost from local police.Ridgefield Park detectives charged Christopher Infantino, 58, of New Milford with embezzling more than $11,000 from the Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 last July.The troop was left penniless while the charges against Infantino moved ...

  6. Bergen Sheriff’s Officer Charged With Forgery, Suspended Without Pay

    Bergen Sheriff’s Officer Charged With Forgery, Suspended Without Pay

    A Bergen County sheriff’s officer was suspended without pay after authorities charged him with forging a required personnel document.Peter Servidio, 41, of Paramus submitted the forged document when staff sought to verify information that he’d provided to Sheriff Anthony Cureton’s Office of Professional Standards, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Thursday.The prosecutor didn't ...

  7. Married State Police Couple Lied About Jersey Shore Bar Brawl, NJ Attorney General Charges

    Married State Police Couple Lied About Jersey Shore Bar Brawl, NJ Attorney General Charges

    Video shows that a married New Jersey State Police detective couple lied when they claimed they weren’t involved in a North Wildwood bar fight early last year, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Thursday.Detective Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Ogden, 52, and Detective Sgt. Dorothy Ogden, 46, both of Hammonton, received summonses Thursday charging them with falsifying or tampering with ...

  8. Clifton Police Car Goes Airborne During Chase, Knocks Down Signs, Pole In Garfield

    Clifton Police Car Goes Airborne During Chase, Knocks Down Signs, Pole In Garfield

    UPDATE: A Clifton police officer escaped serious injury after his SUV went airborne and rolled into a utility pole in Garfield, snapping it from its base, during a late-night pursuit, authorities said.The officer tried stopping a motorist on Ackermann Avenue near Route 21 for careless driving shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Lt. Robert Bracken said.He ended up pursuing the ...

  9. Fugitive From Bronx Wanted For Befriending, Then Robbing PalPark Man In Cliffside Surrenders

    Fugitive From Bronx Wanted For Befriending, Then Robbing PalPark Man In Cliffside Surrenders

    A fugitive who robbed a Palisades Park man he befriended at a local bar surrendered to Cliffside Park police this week after ducking them for 18 months.Christian Dominguez, 31, of the Bronx met the victim at Legends in Palisades Park in August 2019, Deputy Chief Vincent Capano said.He offered to give the 25-year-old victim a ride after he told Dominguez that he was going to buy some ...

  10. HEROES: Port Authority Responders Rescue Dog Caught At Bottom Of Escalator

    HEROES: Port Authority Responders Rescue Dog Caught At Bottom Of Escalator

    A dog’s rear paw had gotten caught at the bottom of a Journal Square PATH station escalator when his yelps and owner’s desperate screams brought Port Authority Police Officers Anthony Manfredini and Matthew Maiello.Manfredini quickly hit the escalator’s emergency stop button while Maiello summoned an emergency service’s unit at the Jersey City transportation hub, PAPD Spokeswoman Lenis ...

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