Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jmays@dnainfo.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.


 

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 12, 2014

Mayor's Police Rhetoric Hit Right Note in Crisis As Critics Question Policy

Groups that helped elect de Blasio say his comments on police and minority relations lag behind policy.

Harlem »

December 12, 2014

Citi Bikes and Docking Stations Left Broken and Dirty, Audit Says

Comptroller Scott Stringer says the issues must be repaired before the program expands next year.

Downtown »

December 11, 2014

Fire Commissioner Wants to Boost Number of Female Firefighters

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced changes to physical tests many feel unfairly eliminate women.

Downtown »

December 10, 2014

City Council Asks Inspector General to Examine NYPD Response to Misconduct

The council also wants to create satellite offices for the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Downtown »

December 10, 2014

New Law Eases Birth Certificate Regulations for Transgender New Yorkers

The new legislation will make it easier for transgender New Yorkers to access critical services.u

Downtown »

December 10, 2014

Police Shootings and Rounds Fired Drop to Record Lows, Study Finds

The number of people shot and killed by police officers decreased 50 percent.

Downtown »

December 9, 2014

New York Attorney General Wants Power to Investigate Police Killings

Eric Schneiderman wants the authority to investigate future cases of police killing civillians.

Downtown »

December 8, 2014

City Council Introduces Bill to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

Those in favor of and against the ban held dueling press conferences outside City Hall.