James Fanelli

Reporter/Producer @fanellijames jfanelli@dnainfo.com

James Fanelli's byline has appeared in nearly all the city's tabloids.

Before joining DNAinfo, he spent two years at the Daily News, first as a general assignment reporter and then as an assistant city editor overseeing the courts and transit beats.

Before the News, he worked for four years at the New York Post as a Sunday enterprise reporter. He's also worked as an editor at amNewYork and the Queens Courier and has freelanced for Newsday.

He grew up in Long Island and graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Holy Cross College.


Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

October 27, 2014

Rikers Inmates' Deaths Blamed on Health Care Provider Were Kept Secret

State reports show that four Rikers Island deaths were blamed on the prison's medical provider.

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 20, 2014

Missing Man's Wife Goes to Court to Fight Amnesiac Claiming His Identity

Leslie Bright said that the man claiming to be her husband who vanished 20 years ago is a fraud.

Downtown »

October 14, 2014

Mayoral Aide Owes Nearly $900 in Unpaid Parking Tickets

Rachel Noerdlinger got eight parking tickets since being appointed the first lady's chief of staff.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

October 13, 2014

Victims Hit by Stolen Truck Sue Driver for Leaving Keys in Ignition

The driver left an easy target for Tyson Beckford's nephew by leaving his engine running, the suit says.

Downtown »

October 10, 2014

Mayoral Aide and Killer Beau Once Busted Driving in Car Reeking of Pot

Rachel Noerdlinger and her boyfriend were stopped as they drove the wrong way with a minor in their car.

East New York & Brownsville »

October 7, 2014

City Pays $50K to Settle Lawsuit of Bullied Sixth-Grader Who Killed Herself

12-year-old Maria Herrera hanged herself after being tormented by classmates for more than a year.

Borough Park & Midwood »

October 2, 2014

Orthodox Jewish Group Sues to Stop Kin From Taking Woman Off Life Support

The group claims the woman is Orthodox Jewish and removing her ventilator is against her faith.

Downtown »

September 26, 2014

Mayor Has 'Full Faith' in Top Aide Who Dates Killer Who Calls Police 'Pigs'

Mayor de Blasio said advisor Rachel Noerdlinger and he share the same values.