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.


 

South Bronx »

September 30, 2014

De Blasio Raises Minimum Wage For Some Workers to $13.13

 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the executive order Tuesday in The Bronx and it takes effect immediately.

Harlem »

September 29, 2014

Preschool Teachers at Nonprofits Want Raises Like Bus Drivers Got

After Mayor de Blasio gave $42 million in raises to bus drivers, preschool teachers want raises too.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 25, 2014

De Blasio and Bratton Ramp Up Subway Security After Threat Reports

Iraq's prime minister said militants were plotting against subways in New York and Paris.

Downtown »

September 23, 2014

Council Passes Law to Increase Penalties For Hit and Run Drivers

Drivers who leave the scene of an accident where there is a death can face up to $10,000 in fines.

Downtown »

September 22, 2014

City Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent by 2050

The ambitious plan comes as the United Nations Climate Summit is held Tuesday.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

September 19, 2014

Free Memberships at 33 Cultural Centers Available with New Municipal ID

The city will not provide additional funds to the institutions to offset revenue lost to the discounts.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

September 18, 2014

Girl With Special Needs Who Disappeared from School Has Been Found

Nashaly Perez disappeared from Lillian L. Rashkis high school Monday, officials said. 

Downtown »

September 17, 2014

DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into NYPD Shooting of Ramarley Graham

The unarmed teen was shot and killed by Officer Richard Haste in his Bronx Home in February 2012.