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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.


 

Midtown & Theater District »

February 5, 2016

The raise is higher than that recommended by a commission which studied the issue.

South Bronx »

February 4, 2016

"I can't go back to the can," he told a woman before shooting himself, sources said.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

February 4, 2016

Several of the mayor's proposals are expected to benefit the boroughs where "everyday people" live.

Downtown »

February 3, 2016

Person to person contact was especially important in the tight race, the mayor said.

Downtown »

February 3, 2016

CleanNYC will focus on scrubbing sidewalks, clearing litter and painting over graffiti.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

February 2, 2016

The data was contained on a long-awaited shelter repair scorecard from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Harlem »

February 1, 2016

The police commissioner said he's speaking with the MTA about a ban and may seek legislation in Albany.

Downtown »

February 1, 2016

Good government groups say more public input should have been sought on the increased raises.