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.


 

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

October 21, 2014

Cuomo, Biden Announce Design Competiton to Upgrade LaGuardia and JFK

Cuomo calls the airports outdated and in need of a redesign.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

October 17, 2014

Rikers Violence Up Despite Increased Spending and Smaller Inmate Population

The number of fights and assaults have increased 65 percent since 2007 as spending jumped 42 percent.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 16, 2014

Cuomo Names 4 City Hospitals as Ebola Treatment Centers

The Port Authority, MTA and other agencies are also preparing to handle an Ebola case.

Downtown »

October 15, 2014

De Blasio Offers Continued Support of Embattled Aide Rachel Noerdlinger

The mayor called Rachel Noerdlinger a good public servant.

South Bronx »

October 10, 2014

City's Worst Landlord Racked Up 3,000 Violations at 13 Buildings

Landlord Robin Shimoff has 3,300 open violations at 13 buildings in The Bronx, Leticia James said.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

October 7, 2014

Family of Eric Garner Plans to Sue City for $75M

Comptroller Scott Stringer's office is reviewing the claim.

Harlem »

October 6, 2014

District Attorney Cast Too Wide a Net in Harlem Gang Crackdown, Critics Say

Prosecution of gang activity at the Manhattanville and Grant Houses was overzealous, families say.

Harlem »

October 2, 2014

West Harlem Development Corp Gives $10M to Group Run by Chairman's Sister

Chairman Donald Notice resigned hours before the board voted to pick his sister's group.