Jeff Mays

Reporter/Producer @JeffCMays jmays@dnainfo.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.


 

Norwood & Bedford Park »

November 21, 2014

De Blasio Takes A Swipe at Bloomberg Over Workforce Development

De Blasio says his predecessor simply was not handing workforce development correctly.

Downtown »

November 21, 2014

De Blasio Lays Out Changes to Rikers Island's 'Dehumanizing Environment'

In extensive comments about the jail, the mayor said it is in desperate need of a culture change.

Downtown »

November 21, 2014

De Blasio Says His Wife Will Remain Central to Administration Despite Poll

Most New York City voters feel the mayor's spouse should have little role in developing policy.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 20, 2014

Man Who Traveled from Mali Tests Negative for Ebola, Officials Say

A man who recently came to the United States from Mali was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday.

Downtown »

November 19, 2014

De Blasio Wants to Be a 'Better Person' About Being Late

The mayor also said he has not smoked marijuana since college.

Downtown »

November 19, 2014

Voters Say De Blasio's Wife Should Have Little Influence on Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio has called wife Chirlane McCray his most important adviser.

Downtown »

November 19, 2014

Support High for Mayor's Marijuana Policy, But He's Losing White Voters

More than 70 percent of voters approve of Bill de Blasio's new marijuana policy, a new poll found.

Downtown »

November 18, 2014

City Phasing Out Pay Phones in Favor of Free Wi-Fi

LinkNYC will provide free, fast Wi-Fi and free calling to anywhere in the United States.