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Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @JeffCMays Contact

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 »

February 17, 2017

The Trump Administration says it won't try to appeal the current order, and will instead file a new one.

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

February 14, 2017

The new campus is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to create 40,000 jobs over the next four years.

Harlem »

February 14, 2017

De Blasio, kicking off his re-election bid, also promises 100,000 good-paying jobs over the next decade.

Downtown »

February 13, 2017

Tenants will receive free legal lawyers or counseling under the $93 million initiative.

South Bronx »

February 10, 2017

Critics say the city's graduation statistics are questionable.

South Bronx »

February 10, 2017

After releasing 'fact sheet," de Blasio says he's done talking about probes.

Downtown »

February 10, 2017

The city proceeded with the contract over the comptroller's objections.

Harlem »

February 9, 2017

The average removal cost is $1.9 million per inch, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer's analysis.