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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 »

April 24, 2015

Federal Loan Could Fund MTA System Needed to Stop Train Crashes, Cuomo Says

The new system would likely have prevented a deadly Dec. 2013 Metro-North crash, Cuomo said.

South Bronx »

April 23, 2015

De Blasio Plan Aims for No Trash, New Subway for '8.5 Million Jaded People'

The plan proposes aims to address inequality through improvements in transportation, health and economy.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

April 22, 2015

Mayor Wants to Expand Subway on Utica Ave to Serve 'Outer Borough' City

The mayor says the area is one of the densest in the city not directly served by a subway line.

Harlem »

April 22, 2015

De Blasio Supports Model of Troubled Harlem Anti-Violence Program

The mayor said he was unaware of problems at the Mission Society's Harlem SNUG site.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 21, 2015

MAP: See How Much Subway Ridership Increased at Your Station

MTA needs capital funding to keep up with demands placed on the aged system by increased ridership.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 20, 2015

Cuomo Becomes First Governor to Visit Cuba After Obama Lifts Restrictions

The governor will visit Cuba with political and business leaders to drum up business for New York state.

Downtown »

April 20, 2015

De Blasio's Snub of Clinton Earns Him Place in National Spotlight: Experts

The mayor used the tools at his disposal to push his issues onto the national stage.

Harlem »

April 20, 2015

Anti-Violence Program Supervisor Threatened to Kill Female Co-Worker: DA

The alleged victim was a fellow employee at Harlem SNUG.