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.


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May 23, 2016

A vote coming Wednesday on the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016 will also affect littering and noise.

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May 20, 2016

Good government groups say the mayor is limiting transparency in his administration.

Downtown »

May 19, 2016

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

Downtown »

May 19, 2016

The move comes after the lifting of a deed restriction on the Lower East Side led to a lucrative sale.

Downtown »

May 18, 2016

The Campaign for One New York won't say who donated money and then asked for it back.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

May 13, 2016

The mayor indirectly addressed the probes he's facing over his fundraising activities.

Downtown »

May 12, 2016

Rebecca Katz and Hayley Prim received the OK from the city ethics board but some question the decision.

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May 10, 2016

The mayor also declined to go into detail about the federal and state probes into his fundraising.