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.


 

Midtown & Theater District »

February 27, 2015

Cuomo to Lead First Official State Delegation to Cuba in April

The governor is billing the journey as a chance to open business opportunities for New York state.

Downtown »

February 26, 2015

De Blasio Announces Contract With Sergeants' Union After Monthslong Feud

Four out of five police unions have reached a contract with the city.

Downtown »

February 26, 2015

Hack Attack That Hit City Emails May Have Come from Russia: Sources

The hack may have been worse than first thought, sources said.

Downtown »

February 25, 2015

De Blasio Asks Albany for Permanent Control of Schools, $300M for NYCHA

The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.

Downtown »

February 25, 2015

Hacker Attack Knocks Out City Government Email

The "universal" attack left all agencies unable to receive messages.

Astoria & Long Island City »

February 24, 2015

Cuomo Knocks De Blasio's Sunnyside Yards Development Again

Cuomo reiterated Monday that the MTA did not see any "redevelopment possibilities" at the 200-acre site.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

February 23, 2015

Cuomo Boasts of 30-Year Friendship With De Blasio Despite Public Spats

The governor walked back talk of a rift between himself and Mayor de Blasio.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 20, 2015

De Blasio Blasts Giuliani for Claiming Obama Doesn't 'Love' America

Giuliani reportedly said the remarks weren't racist because Obama's mother is white.