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.


 

Downtown »

April 17, 2015

Progressive Groups Tell Mark-Viverito to Drop Push for 1,000 New Police

Mark-Viverito said the City Council is united on the issue and she won't stop pursuing more police.

Downtown »

April 16, 2015

City Council Passes Bill to Ban Credit Checks for Most Job Seekers

Bill sponsor Councilman Brad Lander called the legislation the most stringent in the nation.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

April 15, 2015

De Blasio Has No Regrets About Snubbing Hillary Clinton

America has changed since Clinton last spoke on issues such as income inequality, said de Blasio.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

April 14, 2015

Long-Term Rikers Inmates Awaiting Trial to Get Plea, Court Date in 45 Days

Plan will reduce by half the number of people at the jail a year or longer awaiting trial.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

April 13, 2015

De Blasio Wants to Hear Progressive Vision From Clinton Before Endorsement

The mayor's comments were criticized by some Hillary Clinton supporters.

Harlem »

April 13, 2015

Manhattan DA Probing City Anti-Violence Program Staffed by Ex-Gangsters

The investigation centers around the shooting of a former employee at Harlem SNUG.

Downtown »

April 9, 2015

De Blasio Driven to Brooklyn Before Subway Ride to Push for Transit Funds

De Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer rode the train to get Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill.