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.


Harlem »

January 17, 2017

Stringer spoke of homeless issues and minority contracts during a speech at the National Action Network.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 16, 2017

Reps. Clarke, Velazquez, Espaillat, Nadler and Serrano are skipping Friday's inauguration.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 13, 2017

De Blasio said there's still no guarantee the city will get the $35 million it's asking for.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

January 13, 2017

But some advocates said the thousands of housing units did not focus on those most in need.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

January 12, 2017

Letita James said she has been looking into the troubled nonprofit Bushwick Economic Development Corp.

New Dorp & South Beach »

January 11, 2017

The governor also wants to add the synthetic drug fentanyl to the controlled substance list.

Downtown »

January 10, 2017

The mayor said he's happy to hear several progressive proposals from his rival and fellow Democrat.

Downtown »

January 9, 2017

The governor proposed a "Middle Class Recovery Act" during his State of the State addresses Monday.