Mara Gay’s Biography, Early Life, Educational Background, Career, Net Worth, Family, Marriage, Social Life


Mara Gay is an American-based journalist, reporter, and Editorial writer for the New York Times. She is also a member of the New York Times editorial board, focusing on New York State and local affairs.

She was born on September 10th, 1986 and she is 37 years old as of the time of writing this article in 2023 and will be 38 in 2024.

Gay has been quite outstanding throughout her career as a journalist and her viewers love her unique style of journalism, she has also worked for The New York Daily News, The Atlantic, and The Daily, an all-digital newspaper owned by News Corp. She is considered as one of the best correspondents at one of America’s biggest News companies MSNBC. 

Early Life

Mara Gay was born and raised by his biological parents in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, located on the westernmost edge of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. She lived most of his life in the city and also had his education there. And as we’ve pointed out earlier she also works and lives in the same city (New York City) with both his nuclear and extended family. Gay is known to be a New York native.

Educational Background

Mara Gay attended a public high school located in the city of New York known as the White Plains High School. During her early days in high school, she was so interested and passionate about journalism to the extent she was made the Editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper team of news publishers.

After she graduated from high school she got admission into the University of Michigan where she studied and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the department of political science in 2008.


Mara Gay biography

Mara Gay has worked with many notable media outlets in America throughout her career as a journalist, especially in New York. She joined the New York Times news media in 2018 as an editorial writer covering New York for the editorial board.

Her Career started after her graduation from the university. She worked as a staff editor for the Atlantic Media in Washington DC. She also worked as a Breaking News Reporter for AQL News covering the major happening event in the city of new york. She worked at “The Daily” as the national enterprise reporter. 

According to vcsd media, She covered some notable events at Daily. Like the presidential election which took place in the year 2012, and the heat-related deaths in high school football.

Before coming to The Times on April 7, 2018, she was a City Hall reporter at The Wall Street Journal, covering Mayors Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg and dozens of other stories that have shaped the nation’s largest, most dynamic city. Ms. Gay has also worked for The New York Daily News, The Atlantic, and The Daily, an all-digital newspaper owned by News Corp. 

Net Worth

Mara Gay’s net worth is guesstimated to be around 1 to 2 million dollars which she made from her career as a journalist.


Mara Gay was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Gay. Her father’s name was Alvin Gay while her mother’s name is Patricia voli gay and they’re both natives of new york. It’s still unknown whether Mara has other siblings or she is the only child of her parents.


Mara Gay is married to Doug Jackner, and they’re both married for years now they both have two kids and as we’ve pointed out before, she lives with her family in New York.

Social Life 

Mara Gay is not a journalist but a social media influencer. She is available and active on some of the major social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. She has over a hundred thousand followers on her social media pages.

She is also an activist who has used his platforms to advocate for individuals whose rights have been trampled on, especially the black race. 

Facebook: @Mara Gay



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Profile summary

Full Name: Mara Gay

Age: 37 years old (2023)

Date of birth: September, 10th, 1986

Skin color: light skinned 

Place of birth: new york 

State of origin: new york native 

Hometown: Brooklyn 

Place of residence: Brooklyn 

Nationality: American

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Straight

Marital status: Married

Husband: Doug Jackner 

Children: two

Race: black 

Religion: Christianity

Height: 5″4′

Weight: 65kg

Eye color: black 

Hair color: black 

Shoe size:N/A

Father: Alvin gay 

Mother: Patricia voli gay 

Career/Occupation: journalist, reporter, political analyst, editorial writer, influencer, human rights activist.

Education: University of Michigan 

Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in political science.

Graduation Year: 2008

Skills: public speaking, social media management, strategic planning.

Networth: $1 – $2 million dollars 

Interesting Facts

She believes in astrological signs and Virgo is her sun sign.

Mara Gay attended the University of Michigan.

She was Editor-in-chief in her High school.

Hobbies & Interests

She regularly goes to the gym.

Mara Gay keeps her diet good.

She often goes for a morning walk.

She likes outings.

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