Shayna Jacobs

Reporter/Producer @Shayna_DNAinfo sjacobs@dnainfo.com

Shayna Jacobs is a DNAinfo reporter/producer covering courts and legal issues in Manhattan. She can often be found on a MacBook in a Wi-Fi hotspot downtown, working criminal cases and lawsuits in the city, state and federal court systems.

Shayna graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2009. Her thesis explored forensics and DNA evidence in the city's criminal justice system using evidence from a Bronx cold case homicide.

Before grad school, Shayna reported for the Free Lance-Star, a daily newspaper in Virginia an hour south of Washington, D.C. She has also written for the Daily News and worked as a stringer during several breaking news events for the Associated Press, including the miracle on the Hudson. She has a B.A. in History from Montclair State University.

Shayna recently moved out of Harlem to the Upper East Side, from where she has to travel just a little bit further to see her beloved Yankees.

Fun Fact: Her favorite New York movies include "Goodfellas", "Serpico" and "Do the Right Thing."



Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 4, 2012

OWS Arrest Charges Against WaHi Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Dismissed

Prosecutors dismissed Rodriguez's resisting arrested and obstruction of government charges on Wednesday.

Downtown »

April 3, 2012

TriBeCa Building Super Gets Prison for $100K Art and Jewel Heist

Mihaly Kovacsezics was sentenced to three to nine years in prison on Tuesday.

Downtown »

April 2, 2012

Staten Island Man Guilty of Murdering Cleaning Woman

Joseph Pabon faces life in prison for murdering Inwood resident Eridania Rodriguez in 2009.

Downtown »

April 2, 2012

Brian Cashman 'Stalker' Disguised Voice in Call to Yankees, DA Says

Louise Neathway has been indicted in connection to an alleged extortion plot against Brian Cashman.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

March 30, 2012

Judge Seals Jury Record Detailing Drama That Led to Inwood Rape Mistrial

Jury selection minutes and related trial records have been sealed in the Michael Pena case. 

Washington Heights & Inwood »

March 27, 2012

Juror in Cop Sex Attack Case Socially Linked to DA

The judge also revealed Tuesday that one of the jurors has a connection to Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

March 27, 2012

Cop Guilty of Gunpoint Sex Attack, But Jury Deadlocked on Rape Charge

Police Officer Michael Pena was found guilty of a vicious gunpoint sex attack on a 25-year-old teacher.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

March 27, 2012

'Millionaire Madam' Case is 'Not Fun' for Alleged Accomplice, Lawyer Says

Jaynie Mae Baker's lawyer said his client is having a "very difficult time."