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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. Dim All The Lights: Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91

    Dim All The Lights: Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91

    The lights will go out throughout all of Broadway following the death Friday of Stephen Sondheim.Sondheim, 91, was an unquestionable giant among American musical masters -- among them, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein and the Geshwins, as well as Richard Rogers and the man considered his surrogate father, Oscar Hammerstein.His death, following Thanksgiving with family at his Roxbury, ...

  2. Two Stabbed In Passaic

    Two Stabbed In Passaic

    Two men were stabbed in an overnight fight in the city of Passaic, authorities confirmed.Police found one victim, 29, at the scene of the call on Van Buren Street off Lexington Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Friday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Luis A. Guzman said in a joint release.The other victim, 28, arrived at St. Mary’s General Hospital in ...

  3. HIGHWAY HORROR: Two Children Killed When Wrong-Way Vehicle Slams Into Police Car In NJ

    HIGHWAY HORROR: Two Children Killed When Wrong-Way Vehicle Slams Into Police Car In NJ

    Two children were killed when a wrong-way vehicle collided with a police car at a Route 1 intersection in Middlesex County late on Thanksgiving Day, authorities confirmed.The driver of the civilian vehicle slammed into an Old Bridge Township police cruiser containing two officers and a civilian at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 130 in North Brunswick shortly after 11:30 p.m., ...

  4. Berks County Boy, 10, Shot, Killed During Target Practice, DA Says

    Berks County Boy, 10, Shot, Killed During Target Practice, DA Says

    A 10-year-old Berks County boy was shot and killed during target practice on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.Responders carried the boy out of the woods to an ambulance after he was shot near his home about 100 feet off Chestnut Street in Hereford Township around 1:30 p.m., they said.He was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest near Allentown, where he was pronounced ...

  5. NJ Lawyer, 79, Attacked In Office, IT Worker Charged With Attempted Murder

    NJ Lawyer, 79, Attacked In Office, IT Worker Charged With Attempted Murder

    An IT worker was charged with attempted murder after a 79-year-old attorney was beaten in his Fair Lawn office, authorities said.Associates said Friday that Ira J. Levine was out of the intensive care unit following Tuesday’s attack, in which he was struck with what Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella described as a “wooden baton.”His accused assailant, Mohammad Ramadan, 34, of ...

  6. Deadly Levels Of CO Overcome Dumont Couple

    Deadly Levels Of CO Overcome Dumont Couple

    Two Dumont residents who were overcome by carbon monoxide gas were rescued by responders.Both were taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after police, firefighters and EMS members responded to the Niagara Street home shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.The male resident was revived by CPR and brought to the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, responders said.The female resident was ...

  7. Woman Shot, Killed In Paterson, Tying Last Year's Homicide Total

    Woman Shot, Killed In Paterson, Tying Last Year's Homicide Total

    A 27-year-old Paterson woman was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Eve, authorities confirmed.The killing of Khadijah Wilson near the corner of Park Avenue and Summer Street shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday was the Silk City’s 27th homicide this year – matching the total for all of last year, with five weeks left in 2021.Wilson was brought to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in a ...

  8. Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Teaneck Restaurant Blaze

    Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Teaneck Restaurant Blaze

    Firefighters doused a small blaze at a Teaneck Caribbean restaurant on Thursday.A firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment after he tripped over a hose and injured his wrist at the Golden Krust in a small shopping center on Teaneck Road at Bedford Avenue, Township Manager Dean Kazinci said.The two-alarm fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. and was quickly extinguished, he ...

  9. School Evacuated, SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully With Barricaded South Hackensack Man In Custody

    School Evacuated, SWAT Standoff Ends Peacefully With Barricaded South Hackensack Man In Custody

    A school was evacuated and a SWAT team responded after an emotionally troubled man barricaded himself in his South Hackensack apartment Wednesday.The standoff ended about 4½ hours after it began when members of the Bergen County Regional SWAT team entered the home and took the 43-year-old resident into custody.The landlord had called police around 9:30 a.m., saying he'd heard a lot of ...

  10. Paterson Detectives Seize Loaded Gun, Drugs, Bust Four In Trinitarios-Dominated Neighborhood

    Paterson Detectives Seize Loaded Gun, Drugs, Bust Four In Trinitarios-Dominated Neighborhood

    Paterson detectives nabbed four men while seizing a high-powered gun, heroin, Ecstasy, mushrooms and pot in a coordinated strike on a neighborhood controlled by the Trinitarios street gang, authorities said.Investigators responding to open-air drug trafficking complaints set up surveillance Tuesday at the corner of Park Avenue and East 19th Street.They watched as two suspects -- ...

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