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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.


 

Midtown & Theater District »

December 2, 2016

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Dan Garodnick started the petition.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 1, 2016

The disgraced pol must also return $195K in matching campaign funds, the Campaign Finance Board said.

Harlem »

November 30, 2016

It's reportedly costing the city $1 million a day to keep Trump Tower secure.

Downtown »

November 30, 2016

'You ain't seen nothing yet,' de Blasio said of of Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic fatalities.

Downtown »

November 29, 2016

The mayor said Clinton's 2.3 million vote lead shows the Electoral College doesn't work.

Downtown »

November 29, 2016

The mayor said it's 'ridiculous' to think there's anything wrong with his 'agents of the city' advisers.

Downtown »

November 29, 2016

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

Downtown »

November 28, 2016

City argues in court filing that the mayor should be able to keep emails with non-city advisers secret.