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Michael P. Ventura

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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 »

January 31, 2017

DNAinfo crunched State Department data to show where refugees to New York have come from.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

January 30, 2017

Another nine people were reportedly detained at JFK Monday after more than 40 were held this weekend.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 30, 2017

DNAinfo New York has compiled an explainer to help readers sort through the confusion.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

January 29, 2017

A day after nearly a dozen people were held at the airport, several have yet to be released.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 28, 2017

A federal judge issued a nationwide stay that blocks deportation of those detained under Trump's order.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

January 28, 2017

Most of the people detained on Friday and Saturday were green card and visa holders.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

December 6, 2016

The popular independent bookstore will close Dec. 31, but a local novelist says she'll open a new store.

Downtown »

November 28, 2016

The 1,500 pages of redacted emails show relations between the mayor's office and an 'agent of the city.'