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.

 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

January 30, 2015

Ralph Lauren Has Secret Garage Full of Rare Cars He Hardly Visits

The garage, which houses Ferraris and vintage roadsters, is just a short ride from his Manhattan home.

East Village & Lower East Side »

January 26, 2015

Powerful Lobbyist and Pal of Sheldon Silver Is Key Witness in Bribery Case

Brian Meara, one of the top-paid lobbyists in Albany, is a cooperating witness for the feds.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

January 23, 2015

City Wants to Shut Illegal Hotel Owned by Ex-Porn Mogul Tied to Rep. Grimm

The city says in a lawsuit that a Hell's Kitchen building has been used as an illegal hotel since 2013.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

January 22, 2015

Renowned Columbia Doctor at Center of Sheldon Silver's Alleged Bribe Scheme

Dr. Robert Taub referred his cancer patients to the Assembly speaker's firm, sources said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

January 20, 2015

Staten Island DA Recuses Himself More Than Any Other NYC Prosecutor

Daniel Donovan recused himself from 23 cases in the past two years because of his or his office's ties.

Downtown »

January 7, 2015

High-Level Employee in Manhattan DA Office Accused of Sex Assault by Intern

DA Cy Vance Jr. asked for a special prosecutor when an intern wouldn't discuss allegations of assault.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 5, 2015

Widow of DC Comics Co-Founder Was Conned By Workers, Son Says

The wife of the publisher who brought Superman to world left $1 million to her lawyer and her assistant.

Downtown »

December 29, 2014

LISTEN: Does This Health Department Worker Sound Like a Robot?

Ronald Dillon lost 20-days pay for talking like a robot. He says he was just talking slowly. You decide.