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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.


 

Downtown »

April 29, 2016

In spite of the investigations, the mayor says he is accomplishing his agenda.

Downtown »

April 28, 2016

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

Downtown »

April 28, 2016

The mayor's director of intergovernmental affairs and a consulting firm were compelled to testify.

Harlem »

April 28, 2016

Here's a look inside the Hudson River Cafe, where city officials went to raise money and hang out.

Downtown »

April 26, 2016

A new police precinct in Queens and money to move juveniles off Rikers Island was also in the budget.

Downtown »

April 25, 2016

The mayor said his fundraising was within the law and decried leaks about the federal probe into it.

Downtown »

April 22, 2016

The mayor said all of his activities met the spirit and letter of the law.

Downtown »

April 20, 2016

The board has been no stranger to problems over the years. Advocates hope for real reforms this time.