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.


Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 11, 2016

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

Midtown & Theater District »

January 12, 2016

Winters in New York City can be miserable. Let us count the ways.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 11, 2016

Winters in New York City can be miserable. Let us count the ways.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

December 30, 2015

A 1982 CBS 2 video broadcast shows the day Gail Mark was found murdered in her apartment.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 29, 2015

Planning fun things to do this week just got a little easier.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 26, 2015

Throngs of revelers lined the streets to watch the 89th annual parade march through Midtown.

Flushing & Whitestone »

October 16, 2015

In honor of the National League Championship Series, here's why Queens is the best.