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.


 

Downtown »

September 12, 2014

City Council Seeks to Eliminate Credit Checks for Job Seekers

Backers say there is no reason that job seekers' credit should be considered, with a few exceptions.

Downtown »

September 12, 2014

Here's Why De Blasio Still Has 'Overwhelming' Support From Black Community

African-American leaders believe the mayor really listens and gets the issues that matter to them.

Downtown »

September 10, 2014

Cuomo Ticket Prevails in Democratic Primary

Challenger Zephyr Teachout had a respectable showing, exposing some discontent with Cuomo.

Downtown »

September 9, 2014

Here Are the Races to Watch This Primary Day

While turnout is expected to be low, there are several interesting races in New York's neighborhoods.

Downtown »

September 8, 2014

Bratton Opposes Law to Make Chokeholds Illegal

The police commissioner told the City Council he also wants funding for 1,000 new police officers.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

September 8, 2014

Judge Says De Blasio-Backed Brooklyn Assembly Candidate Can Stay on Ballot

Rodneyse Bichotte called the case Michele Adolphe filed against her "baseless."

Downtown »

September 8, 2014

NYCHA Housing Stock in Worsening State of Disrepair, Comptroller Says

Almost 80 percent of NYCHA apartments have at least one maintenance problem, a report says.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

September 4, 2014

Students Head Back to School as Mayor Launches Pre-K Expansion

Tens of thousands of 4-year-olds started school Thursday in new full-day pre-K seats.