Michael P. Ventura

Managing Editor @mpventura mventura@dnainfo.com

Michael P. Ventura is the Managing Editor at DNAinfo, in charge of running daily newsroom operations. He's also our resident New York guru.

Mike was city editor at Metro between 2004 and 2008. You may remember the paper's world-beating coverage of CBGB's final days, new Yankee Stadium shenanigans and synthetic turf installation in city parks.

As a freelance writer, Mike has written about sea pirates for the Village Voice, Bikram yoga for Time Out New York and real estate for The Real Deal, among other newspapers, magazines and Web sites. He's also been a copy editor for the Daily News and a Web producer for WNYC Radio.

After graduating from Boston College with a degree in philosophy, Mike got his start in Web journalism back in the hand-coding HTML days of the late 1990s at a Massachusetts community newspaper site that no longer exists. The Boston Herald bought it and Mike rose to senior editor. Years later, he graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Red Sox fatigue set in, and Mike moved to the Upper East Side in 2004. Two years later, he decamped to Brooklyn. He and his wife live in a neighborhood you've never heard of.

Fun Fact: Mike is learning to play the drums. He's currently the drummer in an imaginary metal band called Maspeth.



 

New York City »

March 14, 2014

Weekend Subway Service Disruptions Affect 16 Lines

Here's how to get around this weekend amid subway service disruptions

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

December 1, 2013

4 People Killed and Dozens Injured in Metro-North Derailment in The Bronx

Investigators were analyzing data from the black box of a Metro-North train that crashed in the Bronx.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

December 1, 2013

How to Get to Work Monday if You Use Metro-North Hudson Line Service

The MTA announced several service changes after a Hudson Line train derailed Sunday.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 28, 2013

Balloons Fly in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

High winds had threatened to keep the iconic balloons grounded for the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving parade

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

August 23, 2013

Service on 17 Subway Lines to be Disrupted This Weekend

This weekend, service will be changed on the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, M, N, Q and R lines.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

August 16, 2013

17 Subway Lines Affected by Weekend Work

Riders on the 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, Q, and R lines take note of service changes.

New York City »

April 15, 2013

How to Find Loved Ones After Boston Marathon Blasts

Google and the Boston Police Department have set up ways people can find loved ones in Boston.

Chicago »

April 15, 2013

How to Find Loved Ones After Boston Marathon Blasts

Google and the Boston Police Department have set up ways people can find loved ones in Boston.