Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jeffcmays@gmail.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering politics. He formerly covered Harlem.

Previously he was a reporter for The Star-Ledger of New Jersey where he covered Newark City Hall and Mayor Cory Booker.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Jeff was named The Star-Ledger's Dee Murphy reporter of the year, the paper's highest honor, the Garden State Association of Black Journalists reporter of the year and is the recipient of national reporting awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. Mays was also named an IRE fellow.

Jeff's work has appeared in The New York Times and Wired magazine.

Born in Brooklyn, Jeff grew up in Coney Island. He lives in Harlem with his wife, a nurse practitioner.

Fun Fact: When he was in college, musician and actress Lauryn Hill once told Jeff that he should pursue a career as a rapper after he (won) held his own in a freestyle rap battle with musician and producer Wyclef Jean.


 

Midtown & Theater District »

October 29, 2014

Horse Carriages Involved in 25 Accidents Since 2009, NYPD Reports Show

Animal advocates seeking to ban horse-drawn carriages sued the city to get the information.

Harlem »

October 29, 2014

Handling Ebola Cases Will Cost 'Many Millions,' City Says

New York will seek federal aid to pay the hefty tab of dealing with Ebola cases.

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 27, 2014

Speed Limit Lowered to 25 MPH for Vision Zero Plan

The 30 mph limit had been in place since 1964.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 24, 2014

Mandatory Quarantines Announced for Travelers With Ebola Victim Contact

The shift comes following a Harlem doctor being diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Guinea.

Downtown »

October 24, 2014

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus in NYC

Mayor de Blasio urged New Yorkers to remain calm, not change routines after the city's first Ebola case.

Harlem »

October 24, 2014

TIMELINE: Follow New York Ebola Patient's Steps

Officials said Dr. Craig Spencer visited the High Line, a restaurant, and a Brooklyn bowling alley.

Downtown »

October 24, 2014

NYPD to Get $160M Worth of Crime-Fighting Smartphones and Tablets

The handheld crime-fighting gear will give police access to more information in the field, they said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

October 23, 2014

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola as Deadly Virus Arrives in New York City

Dr. Craig Spencer, a Harlem resident, recently returned from working with Ebola patients in Guinea.