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.


 

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.

Downtown »

September 12, 2014

City Council Seeks to Eliminate Credit Checks for Job Seekers

Backers say there is no reason that job seekers' credit should be considered, with a few exceptions.

Downtown »

September 12, 2014

Here's Why De Blasio Still Has 'Overwhelming' Support From Black Community

African-American leaders believe the mayor really listens and gets the issues that matter to them.

Downtown »

September 10, 2014

Cuomo Ticket Prevails in Democratic Primary

Challenger Zephyr Teachout had a respectable showing, exposing some discontent with Cuomo.

Downtown »

September 9, 2014

Here Are the Races to Watch This Primary Day

While turnout is expected to be low, there are several interesting races in New York's neighborhoods.