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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. Roadway Closed When Contractor's Truck Snaps Utility Pole In Saddle River

    Roadway Closed When Contractor's Truck Snaps Utility Pole In Saddle River

    A contractor's truck snapped a utility pole in half, closing a major Saddle River thoroughfare off Route 17 Friday afternoon.The driver wasn't injured in the West Saddle River Road crash near Dater Lane, which downed wires and sent a transformer crashing to the ground, shortly after 2:30 p.m., Police Chief Jason Cosgriff said.A road crew from Orange & Rockland Utilities was expected ...

  2. GOTCHA! Hackensack PD Nabs Teen Groper Who Grabbed Women At Night

    GOTCHA! Hackensack PD Nabs Teen Groper Who Grabbed Women At Night

    Residents in a Hackensack neighborhood can exhale now that police have nabbed a 16-year-old boy who they said groped women out walking their dogs at night.Two victims in the northern end of the city near the Maywood border reported a stranger "walking up to [them] and feeling them up and down and running away" on consecutive evenings this week between 7 and 8 p.m., according to one ...

  3. Burglars Posing As Contractors Nabbed After Lyndhurst Police Pursuit Into Newark Ends In Crash

    Burglars Posing As Contractors Nabbed After Lyndhurst Police Pursuit Into Newark Ends In Crash

    Two burglars who tried to blend in as home-repair contractors in Lyndhurst were arrested following a police pursuit that ended when they crashed a stolen commercial truck in Newark, authorities said.Credit for the capture goes to area residents, Lyndhurst police said.The driver, Nathaniel Barreto, 39, of Newark took off on foot after the crash but was quickly grabbed, Detective Lt. ...

  4. PD: Mom Leaves Child Alone In Car Outside NJ Walmart, Assaults Police

    PD: Mom Leaves Child Alone In Car Outside NJ Walmart, Assaults Police

    A Queens woman who left her 4-year-old child alone in a car in a handicapped spot outside the Walmart in Garfield was jailed after kicking a police officer, authorities said.Officer Marlene Martinez found the unattended youngster in a rear child seat, with the driver's side door unlocked, after not seeing a handicapped placard shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Capt. Richard Uram ...

  5. Washington Man Brought To NJ To Face Charges Of Sexually Assaulting Glen Rock Child, 14

    Washington Man Brought To NJ To Face Charges Of Sexually Assaulting Glen Rock Child, 14

    UPDATE: A 24-year-old Washington State man was returned to New Jersey to face charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Glen Rock child.Devin C. Curtis was arrested in Clarkston, WA a little over three weeks ago. He was booked into the Bergen County Jail on Friday after waiving extradition.The FBI and law enforcement agencies in both Clarkston and Moscow, Idaho assisted after the ...

  6. Armed, Drunk Ex-Con Arrested After Being Thrown From Motorcycle, Clifton PD Says

    Armed, Drunk Ex-Con Arrested After Being Thrown From Motorcycle, Clifton PD Says

    An ex-con with a long criminal history was drunk and carrying a gun and illegal drugs when he was ejected from his motorcycle in Clifton, authorities said.A city police officer was on patrol when he saw Delshon Coleman, 36, of Passaic drive erratically before being thrown from his 2008 Suzuki after coming to an abrupt stop on Paulison Avenue near Madison Avenue shortly after 9 p.m., ...

  7. Woman Struck By Train In Glen Rock

    Woman Struck By Train In Glen Rock

    A woman was hospitalized after being struck by a commuter train in Glen Rock late Thursday.The woman was conscious and alert after being struck by the Bergen County Line No. 1281 train near the Borough Hall station shortly after 11 p.m., NJ Transit Chief Communications Officer Nancy Snyder said.She was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, responders said. Why she was on the ...

  8. Ridgefield's Finest, Bravest Team Up To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research, Awareness

    Ridgefield's Finest, Bravest Team Up To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research, Awareness

    Ridgefield police and firefighters responded in full force, smashing homers and snagging flies, in a charity softball game to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research. Members donned customized T-shirts that were sold to boost the fundraising effort.The fire department and PBA Local 330 teamed up with the Ridgefield Athletic Organization to donate more than $2,750 to the ...

  9. Stabbing Victim, 73, Staggers Into Hawthorne Police HQ, Accused Assailant Quickly Caught

    Stabbing Victim, 73, Staggers Into Hawthorne Police HQ, Accused Assailant Quickly Caught

    A 73-year-old man staggered into Hawthorne police headquarters bleeding from a stab wound, authorities said. As he was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, officers captured his accused assailant, borough resident Ryan Thompson, 44, about six blocks away.The victim survived his wounds. Thompson, meanwhile, was charged with attempted murder and weapons offenses, Passaic ...

  10. Ex-Hedge Fund Manager From NY, FL Admits $6.8M COVID-19 Scam In NJ Federal Court

    Ex-Hedge Fund Manager From NY, FL Admits $6.8M COVID-19 Scam In NJ Federal Court

    A dual New York/Florida resident admitted in federal court in Newark that he schemed to steal more than $6.8 million in COVID-19 payroll protection loans -- $3 million of which the government said he flushed away in the stock market.Gregory J. Blotnick applied to 13 lenders for 21 loans over a period of nearly a year, beginning in March 21, 2020, lying about the number of employees at ...

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