Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jeffcmays@gmail.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering politics. He formerly covered 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.


 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 29, 2014

De Blasio Accuses Stringer of Fearmongering on Universal Pre-K

The mayor said the comptroller's report misrepresented the current status of pre-K expansion.

Harlem »

August 28, 2014

NYCHA Residents Praise De Blasio's Scaffold Plan But Say More Work Needed

Mayor Bill de Blasio said major changes are coming to the city's public housing developments.

Downtown »

August 28, 2014

Stringer Says City Has Not Submitted 70 Percent of Pre-K Contracts

Comptroller Scott Stringer said he would not be able to review all the contracts before school starts.

Harlem »

August 27, 2014

Voters Believe NYPD to Blame for Eric Garner's Death, Poll Shows

At the same time, the Quinnipiac survey says New Yorkers are in favor of aggressive police tactics.

Downtown »

August 26, 2014

Bratton's Approval Rating Drops After Eric Garner Case, Poll Shows

The police commissioner has seen his numbers drop 9 points since June, while the mayor's remained flat.

Harlem »

August 25, 2014

Islan Nettles' Family and Friends Still Seek Justice a Year After Murder

A year after Islan Nettles' death, prosecutors still have not charged anyone, infuriating advocates.

Downtown »

August 22, 2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito Does Not Have Cervical Cancer, She Says

The council speaker said there's "no cause for concern" after she tested positive for high-risk HPV.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 21, 2014

De Blasio Meets with NYPD, Religious Leaders to Discuss Eric Garner Death

Cardinal Timothy Dolan hosted the meeting about healing the rift between the community and the NYPD.