Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @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.


Midtown & Theater District »

October 1, 2015

A task force appointed by the mayor agreed to the idea of assigning designated areas for topless women.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 30, 2015

The City Council voted unanimously to approve three bills aimed at stemming the flow of K2.

Morris Park & Parkchester »

September 30, 2015

The city sampled 35 cooling towers over the weekend, and 15 came back with positive results.

Downtown »

September 29, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the plan aims to "stop homelessness before it starts."

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 29, 2015

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel and the Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents issued the report.

Morris Park & Parkchester »

September 28, 2015

The current cluster was first discovered on Sept. 21 in The Bronx, according to the Health Department.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 25, 2015

The pope visited New York on Sept. 24 and 25.

South Bronx »

September 23, 2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Archdiocese has committed to providing 150 beds.