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.

Mike and his wife live in a Brooklyn 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.


Flushing & Whitestone »

October 16, 2015

In honor of the National League Championship Series, here's why Queens is the best.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 3, 2015

The 39th annual Macy's fireworks show will have two main locations this year.

Midtown & Theater District »

June 10, 2015

If you need to get between Manhattan and New Jersey, here's how.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 31, 2015

The crane was lifting a 23,000 pound air conditioner on Sunday morning at 261 Madison Ave. when it fell.

Harlem »

April 17, 2015

Service was affected on the 1, 2, 5, 7, B and C lines Friday morning.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 16, 2015

All the low-lights from the Knicks' forgettable 2014-15 season are in this YouTube video.

Borough Park & Midwood »

March 21, 2015

The brothers and sisters ranged from 5 to 15 years old and were killed in a fire at 3371 Bedford Ave.