Mara Gay Biography

Mara gay is a journalist who is a member of the New York Times editorial board and focuses mainly on New York state and local affairs. Before working at New York Times, she worked at The Wall Street Journal. In addition to this, she included the privileged to work with New York daily news in her resume.

Early Life

Mara was born on 10th September 1989 in Yardley, Pennsylvania but grew up in Westchester. Her dad’s name is Alvin Gay and her mother’s name is Patricia Gay. Mara belongs to mixed ethnicity as her father is Afro-American and her mother is white. Mara went to Pennsburg High School for schooling. Then she went to Johns Hopkins University. Mara got her degree in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is a native of New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn. She then went on to pursue her dream career in journalism.

Mara Gay Career

Mara kicked off her professional journey with the post of editor and now she is working as a famous reporter. Till 2018 Mara worked at The Wall Street Journal covering Mayors Bill De Blasio and Michael Bloomberg and dozens of other stories that have helped the nation’s largest dynamic city. She was promoted to the position of City Hall Bureau Chief from city hall reporter. Then she moved to work for the New York Times. There she covers New York state and local affairs.

She has also worked for New York daily news, The Atlantic, and The Daily, an all-digital newspaper owned by a news corporation. She became famous and gained popularity after working at Atlantic wire. Besides these, she is also famous for covering the news of the presidency of Donald Trump. Her audience loves her for her rational thoughts and reports on national politics. She is an expert in journalism and that is why she is successful in her field and reached a pinnacle of success in journalism.

Mara Gay Biography

Real Name Mara Gay
Birth Date September 10, 1989
Age (as of 2023) 33 Years
Birth Place Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA
Residence Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 63 kg  –  in Pounds –  138 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Father Alvin Gay
Mother Patricia Vall Gay


School Pennsburg High School
College University of Michigan

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Doug Jackner
Children Two

Personal life

Mara got engaged to her long-time boyfriend in the year 2010 and then they got married in 2011. They have two beautiful daughters together but their names haven’t been revealed yet. They currently live in New York in their huge house. She has a verified Twitter account with 128.9K followers and 23.3K tweets. She has an Instagram account, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest, IMDb, and LinkedIn.

Mara Gay Net worth

As of 2021 the net worth of $80 thousand. Most of her salary comes from journalism and she also earns money through news reports. Apart from all of this, she has a stake in New York Times so she gets a handsome amount of profit annually.


    • Mara participated in a marathon to raise funds for cancer patients.
  • Gay was assaulted sexually and wrote in one of the articles about it and said she had to live with her assailant.
  • She tested positive for covid and said that she still has weakness and lingering pneumonia, reduced stamina, and a need for inhalers.
  • She has a page named gay healthy body tips where she uploads gym exercises and diet plans.
  • Mara is a philanthropist and she is fond of dogs.

2 thoughts on “Mara Gay Biography”

  1. I am a big fan of Ms. Gay. I always enjoyed seeing her on msnbc. After she had covid I did not see her. I miss her and I hope she is well. Kevin Sullivan


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