Jeff Mays

Politics Reporter @JeffCMays

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.


Harlem »

August 24, 2016

Johnnie Green, pastor of Mount Neboh Baptist Church, says the mayor has failed his biggest supporters.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

August 22, 2016

The project was the first individual project to apply under the mayor's affordable housing plan.  

South Bronx »

August 18, 2016

One park in each borough will receive $30 million for improvements such as new hiking trails.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 18, 2016

The mayor defended a controversial anniversary event, saying the area should "celebrate their unity."

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

August 16, 2016

Pols say the city is vulnerable because many New Yorkers are from regions where the virus is spreading.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 12, 2016

"This one is different. This one is worse," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Downtown »

August 11, 2016

The bill will mandate certain city buildings have comfortable, private rooms for moms to express milk.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 10, 2016

P.S. 191 will occupy space at 21 West End Ave., on the bottom of a luxury residential tower.