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Maya Rajamani

Reporter/Producer @mayarajamani Contact

Maya Rajamani is a reporter/producer covering Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

Prior to joining the DNAinfo team, Maya was a reporter for Law360, where she covered breaking legal and business news.

She’s also worked as an education and general assignment reporter at The Riverdale Press in The Bronx, where she wrote an article exploring racial segregation in New York City's public schools that received a first place award for in-depth reporting from the New York Press Association.

Maya has a B.A. in English literature from Cornell University, and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she interned at the Mott Haven Herald and the Hunts Point Express in the South Bronx and wrote and took photos for the NYCity News Service and The Local.

She grew up in Rochester, NY, and has since lived in several Manhattan neighborhoods, including the East Village, Turtle Bay and the Upper West Side.

Fun fact: The first press conference Maya ever covered was an anti-fracking news conference attended by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, who up until then was best known to Maya for his acclaimed work in “13 Going On 30.” 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 31, 2017

The man says he was permanently injured after chomping on the rock at Dutch Fred's in Hell's Kitchen.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 30, 2017

"You gotta do something about that, Mr. Mayor," Sanders joked to de Blasio about the wait for the train.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 30, 2017

Chun Woo Realty Corp plans to replace the two existing buildings with one designed by Gene Kaufman. 

Downtown »

October 30, 2017

The messages contained "anti-black" threats, police said. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

October 27, 2017

Howard Morris, 43, is wanted for his role in a home invasion that killed Waldiman Thompson on Oct. 11.

Downtown »

October 27, 2017

Investigators have identified 2 of the 3 suspects in the death of Hani Kasem, police said.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

October 27, 2017

Le Bilboquet's management joked about the woman's complaints and refused to take action, the suit says. 

Harlem »

October 26, 2017

From costume contests to food festivals and Halloween parties, find out what's happening this weekend.