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Michael P. Ventura

Managing Editor @mpventura mventura@dnainfo.com

Michael P. Ventura is the Managing Editor at DNAinfo, in charge of running daily newsroom operations. He's also our resident New York guru.

Mike was city editor at Metro between 2004 and 2008. You may remember the paper's world-beating coverage of CBGB's final days, new Yankee Stadium shenanigans and synthetic turf installation in city parks.

As a freelance writer, Mike has written about sea pirates for the Village Voice, Bikram yoga for Time Out New York and real estate for The Real Deal, among other newspapers, magazines and Web sites. He's also been a copy editor for the Daily News and a Web producer for WNYC Radio.

After graduating from Boston College with a degree in philosophy, Mike got his start in Web journalism back in the hand-coding HTML days of the late 1990s at a Massachusetts community newspaper site that no longer exists. The Boston Herald bought it and Mike rose to senior editor. Years later, he graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Mike and his wife live in a Brooklyn neighborhood you've never heard of.

Fun Fact: Mike is learning to play the drums. He's currently the drummer in an imaginary metal band called Maspeth.



 

Harlem »

September 27, 2016

DNAinfo New York has covered stop-and-frisk since it came under fire under NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

The FBI has questioned and investigated more than two dozen people with connections to City Hall.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

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

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 19, 2016

Investigators arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, in Linden, New Jersey, Monday.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

August 14, 2016

An imam and another man were killed in the shooting at Liberty Avenue and 79th Street.

Downtown »

August 2, 2016

Bratton will leave in September and be replaced by NYPD Chief of Department James O'Neill.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 1, 2016

We'd like to see these 16 videos, all set in New York City, on the new MTV Classic channel this Monday.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

July 1, 2016

Louis Barbati, 61, was gunned down by an unknown man outside his Dyker Heights home, sources said.