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.


Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

November 25, 2015

Cuomo asked why de Blasio invited his ex-opponent, Rob Astorino, to the press conference.

East New York & Brownsville »

November 24, 2015

The mayor's comments about widespread rejection of his zoning plan angered board members.

Harlem »

November 24, 2015

De Blasio said he could have communicated better with the public on homelessness.

Harlem »

November 24, 2015

ThriveNYC is an $850 million attempt to shift the way mental health issues are handled in the city.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

November 20, 2015

Clinton's speech at the Council on Foreign Relations displayed "real leadership." the mayor said.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 19, 2015

The mayor blasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for his remarks on Syria.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 18, 2015

Advocates praised de Blasio's plan and urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to "step up."

Downtown »

November 17, 2015

The mayor hasn't put a figure on a number the city would be willing to accept.