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.


 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 26, 2015

De Blasio Continues Push to Make Mayoral School Control Permanent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for a renewal of mayoral educational control for three years.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

March 25, 2015

Chiara de Blasio the Face of a New Campaign to Help Teens With Depression

Teens at 10 city high schools can text "NYC Teen" to 65173 to receive help with feelings of depression.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

March 25, 2015

Correction Department's Training Facilities are Lacking, New Boss Admits

DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte said the department needs better facilities to fix conditions at Rikers.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

March 23, 2015

INTERACTIVE: Think Your Subway Commute has Gotten Worse? You're Not Wrong

The MTA blames increased ridership, while transportation advocates say it's lack of funding.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

March 20, 2015

De Blasio to Use CompStat-Style 'War Room' to Help Fix Failing Schools

The mayor described his effort to fix failing schools much like going to war.

Downtown »

March 19, 2015

VIDEO: De Blasio Jokes About Marijuana and Castro in Inner Circle Promo

The fundraiser is expected to raise money for 100 local charities.

Downtown »

March 19, 2015

Voters Believe Cuomo and De Blasio Feud is Real and Bad for City and State

De Blasio and Cuomo deny there is a feud despite evidence pointing to the contrary.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 18, 2015

Lawmakers Required to Disclose Outside Income Over $1,000 Under Ethics Plan

Ethics reforms proposed by the governor still need approval from the state senate.