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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.



 

Downtown »

May 20, 2016

Bill de Blasio wants to keep some of his email private.  Michael Bloomberg did that, too.

Downtown »

May 19, 2016

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

Downtown »

April 19, 2016

The New York primary has been a mere footnote in recent presidential elections. Not so today.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

April 14, 2016

The NY1 host won over Twitter with his sharp questions.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 13, 2016

Deputy Chief Andrew Capul is the latest high-ranking NYPD official to be named in the investigation.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 11, 2016

Kate McKinnon mocked the presidential candidate's MetroCard skills in her latest skit.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 7, 2016

James Patrick Dillon, 23, attacked several people Sunday before he was shot by police, the NYPD said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 11, 2016

A jury convicted the officer of manslaughter and official misconduct Thursday night.