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.


New York City »

March 5, 2015

Owner of Brooklyn Hardware Store Hid Tens of Millions of Dollars, Son Says

The son of Sidney Kronenberg says in court papers he believes his dad hid assets in overseas accounts.

South Bronx »

March 4, 2015

On-Duty Rikers Guard Spent 40 Hours Talking on Phone to Jailed Hubby

Guard Jannae Harris trashed co-workers to her husband and provided information about them to him.

East New York & Brownsville »

March 2, 2015

Charles Barron's Associates Lead Push to Slow Down East New York Rezoning

They led a local community board vote to suspend presentations by the city and developers.

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

February 26, 2015

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Wants Daughter's Name Changed to Include His

Carl Heastie, who has a 6-year-old daughter with an ex-girlfriend, went to court to change her name.

Borough Park & Midwood »

February 24, 2015

Brooklyn Bingo Hall Running $4M Illegal Gambling Ring, Prosecutors Say

The bingo hall's owner, his daughter and 13 others are under criminal investigation, prosecutors say.

East New York & Brownsville »

February 12, 2015

Teacher Told Girl to Toss Sandwich in Garbage And Then Eat it, Lawsuit Says

The Brooklyn mom of the second-grader plans to sue city, claiming she was humiliated in front of class.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 11, 2015

Prospect Park's Popular Dog Beach Will Get a Makeover

The city Parks Department said it plans to spruce up the beach, including new seating.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

February 6, 2015

La Marina Security Guard Shot in Neck During Fight Sues Inwood Nightclub

Bouncer Andrew Tolbert claims in a lawsuit that La Marina didn't have adequate security at the time.