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.


Harlem »

May 22, 2015

De Blasio Plan to Save NYCHA Would Lease Land to Private Developers

NextGeneration NYCHA plan proposes drastic changes to bring the agency out of deficit.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 15, 2015

City Council Bill Places 2-Year Moratorium on Hotel-to-Condo Conversions

Councilman Corey Johnson said the moratorium allows for a study on the economic impact of conversions.

Harlem »

May 14, 2015

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative

The program is modeled after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative.

Downtown »

May 14, 2015

INTERACTIVE: Where in the World is Mayor Bill de Blasio?

During his 16 months in office, de Blasio has traveled frequently outside of New York state.

Downtown »

May 13, 2015

De Blasio Joins Mayors' Call For Increased Federal Transportation Funding

The mayor met with other municipal leaders hours after an Amtrak derailment killed 7 people.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 13, 2015

De Blasio's National Campaign Tackling Income Inequality Draws Critics

The mayor is traveling the country to spread the word about his "Progressive Agenda."

Midtown & Theater District »

May 12, 2015

Gov. Cuomo's Longtime Partner Sandra Lee Has Breast Cancer

The television chef and author announced the news on "Good Morning America."

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 11, 2015

Con Ed Found 150 Illegal Gas Hookups in 2014, And Some Say That's Low

With 1.2 million gas customers, experts say Con Ed's figures might be low.