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.


 

East Village & Lower East Side »

January 28, 2015

Sheldon Silver Out as Assembly Speaker

The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 27, 2015

Mayor Got 15 Minutes Notice of Cuomo's Subway Shutdown for Snow

Both de Blasio and Cuomo say they don't regret the abundance of caution taken.

East Village & Lower East Side »

January 26, 2015

Calls Increase for Silver to Step Down as Assembly Speaker

Gov. Cuomo questioned an arrangement that would allow Silver to step back from his role.

Downtown »

January 23, 2015

New York's Biggest Political Contributor is Main Figure in Silver Case

Glenwood Management, owned by 100-year-old Leonard Litwin, is "Developer 1," sources say.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 22, 2015

De Blasio Calls Sheldon Silver a 'Man of Integrity'

Bill de Blasio was among many New York Democrats who defended Sheldon Silver Thursday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

January 22, 2015

Sheldon Silver Part of 'Show Me the Money' Albany Culture, Officials Say

Charges may stem from cash Silver got from a firm specializing in real estate taxes, sources said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 21, 2015

Cuomo Pushing for Grand Jury Reports in Police Fatality Cases

The push comes after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict police in the death of Eric Garner.

Downtown »

January 21, 2015

Illegal Hotel Complaints Up 62 Percent as City Council Grills Airbnb

A marathon hearing focused on illegal short-term rentals.