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 »

October 20, 2016

Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor, accused the presidential candidate of grabbing her breast.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 19, 2016

Police are supposed to use restraint and isolate people so they can't harm themselves or others.

Downtown »

October 18, 2016

People thought a nude Trump statue was funny. Not so much when a naked Clinton popped up.

Downtown »

October 17, 2016

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

Downtown »

October 13, 2016

The former mayor said he didn't remember seeing Clinton on 9/11, despite photos showing otherwise.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 10, 2016

Ken Thompson, 50, stepped aside a few days ago as district attorney to receive treatment.

Downtown »

October 3, 2016

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

Harlem »

September 27, 2016

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