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Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @JeffCMays jmays@dnainfo.com

Jeff Mays is a reporter/producer for DNAInfo covering politics. He formerly covered Harlem.

Previously he was a reporter for The Star-Ledger of New Jersey where he covered Newark City Hall and Mayor Cory Booker.

A graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Jeff was named The Star-Ledger's Dee Murphy reporter of the year, the paper's highest honor, the Garden State Association of Black Journalists reporter of the year and is the recipient of national reporting awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. Mays was also named an IRE fellow.

Jeff's work has appeared in The New York Times and Wired magazine.

Born in Brooklyn, Jeff grew up in Coney Island. He lives in Harlem with his wife, a nurse practitioner.

Fun Fact: When he was in college, musician and actress Lauryn Hill once told Jeff that he should pursue a career as a rapper after he (won) held his own in a freestyle rap battle with musician and producer Wyclef Jean.


 

Downtown »

September 23, 2016

Bill de Blasio said the comptroller's criticism of his affordable housing plan was just 'grandstanding.'

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

September 23, 2016

No date has been set for the departmental trial of Officer Richard Haste, who shot Graham in 2012.

South Bronx »

September 22, 2016

The former congressman has been accused of sexting with a 15-year-old girl.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

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

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

The two aides who were hit with fraud charges borrowed a line from "The Sopranos," prosecutors said.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 22, 2016

The speech criticized mayor's efforts to address inequality but Stringer would not say he was running.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

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

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

The Mayor's Management Report showed the city is struggling to reduce the homeless population.