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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.



 

Midtown & Theater District »

February 24, 2017

The mayor was expected to meet with prosecutors at the Midtown offices of his attorney.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 14, 2017

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Michael Jordan met with Oakley and Knicks Owner James Dolan.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 10, 2017

The beloved Knicks legend was banned by owner James Dolan for what was called "abusive" behavior.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 9, 2017

But Mayor Bill de Blasio believes the snow should be cleared by Friday morning's commute.

Astoria & Long Island City »

February 9, 2017

The mayor was out surveying the snowstorm from the roads in Queens.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 8, 2017

A storm was expected to dump up to 12 inches of snow on New York City by Thursday night.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

February 6, 2017

The White House wrongly said two terror attacks in New York went underreported.