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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.



 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 3, 2015

MAP: Here are the East River Locations for the 4th of July Fireworks

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

Midtown & Theater District »

June 10, 2015

Here's How to Get Around the Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash

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

Midtown & Theater District »

May 31, 2015

Ten People Injured After Crane Drops Load in Midtown, Officials Said

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

Harlem »

April 17, 2015

Multiple Subway Service Disruptions Are Going on Right Now

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

Midtown & Theater District »

April 16, 2015

WATCH: The Knicks Disastrous Season Captured Perfectly in this Video

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

Borough Park & Midwood »

March 21, 2015

7 Children — All Siblings — Killed in Fire Caused by Hot Plate

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

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 16, 2015

L Train Service Halted for Three Hours, Stranding Riders in Williamsburg

L trains were stopping at Bedford Avenue due to a broken rail, the MTA said. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 2, 2015

Massive Fire Breaks Out in Warehouse on Williamsburg Waterfront

There were no injuries reported for the fire at 5 N 11th Street near Kent Avenue.