Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jeffcmays@gmail.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering 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.


 

Harlem »

April 18, 2014

Swizz Beatz Donates Artwork to East Harlem Hospital

Painting called "Victory" is meant to inspire patients and staff at the facility.

Harlem »

April 17, 2014

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dead at 87

The father of former Gov. David Paterson was a pillar of Harlem politics for decades.

Downtown »

April 16, 2014

Family of Ramarley Graham Demands Federal Civil Rights Investigation

It's been eight months since the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it would review the case.

Harlem »

April 16, 2014

Uptown Entrepreneurs Pitch Tech Ideas in Bid to Put Harlem on App Map

Companies will have the chance to pitch their apps to potential investors at the first Harlem Demo Day.

Harlem »

April 15, 2014

Construction on Delayed Low-Income Housing to Restart in May, Church Says

Residents of West 123rd Street are skeptical that the building will be completed anytime soon.

Harlem »

April 11, 2014

Garden Center Heavily Damaged in East Harlem Explosion Reopens

Urban Garden Center is trying to get back to normal almost a month after a blast killed eight people.

Harlem »

April 11, 2014

Rangel Takes on Two Challengers in Feisty Congressional Debate

Walrond and Espaillat said the seat needs new blood. Rangel said experience makes him best candidate.

Harlem »

April 10, 2014

Lenox Terrace Residents Fight Proposal to Add Towers to Complex

Residents say they are against a plan that would allow six additional buildings up to 28 stories tall.