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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.


 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 2, 2015

Arenas, Ballparks and Hotels to Recycle Organic Waste Under City Proposal

The proposal is part of an effort to reduce city waste to landfills to zero by 2030,

Downtown »

July 2, 2015

De Blasio's Scathing Criticism of Cuomo Gets Mixed Support

Some local politicans declined to criticize Cuomo while others welcomed the mayor's comments.

Queens Village, Hollis & St. Albans »

July 1, 2015

Malcolm Smith Sentenced to 7 Years in Bribery Scheme

The former state senator attempted to bribe his way onto the ballot for mayor.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

June 30, 2015

Cuomo Worked To Hurt New York City's Agenda in Albany, De Blasio Says

The mayor said he expected some sort of revenge from the governor for his critical remarks.   .

Downtown »

June 29, 2015

Where In The World Is Mayor Bill De Blasio? On a Family Vacation

First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris will handle day to day operations while de Blasio is out of town.

Downtown »

June 29, 2015

De Blasio Appoints First Woman to Head Economic Development Corporation

Maria Torres-Springer was serving as the city's commissioner for small business services.

Downtown »

June 29, 2015

Council's Police Reform Laws Are 'Unprecedented Intrusions,' Bratton Says

The City Council said it has the right to legislate changes that affect police department policy.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

June 25, 2015

'True Neighborhood Policing' Coming With New Initiative, Mayor Says

De Blasio, Bratton to unveil community policing initiative named "One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere."