Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @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.


Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 18, 2016

There were 130 emergency room visits related to K2 last week, compared to 140 all last month. 

Downtown »

July 15, 2016

Councilman Ritchie Torres said the changes negotiated by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito aren't enough.

South Bronx »

July 14, 2016

Documents show an ongoing study of closing the jail, including something called 'Project Sean Connery.'

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

July 13, 2016

The bills to provide free sanitary products were championed by Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

Downtown »

July 13, 2016

Opponents say legislation, not just changes to the patrol guide, is needed to end discriminatory stops.

Downtown »

July 12, 2016

The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.

Downtown »

July 11, 2016

Mayor says the movement is changing discussions on race while Bratton said police are being stereotyped.

Harlem »

July 10, 2016

There were no credible threats against New York police, but the mayor put them on alert.