James Fanelli

Investigative Reporter @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.


Fresh Meadows & Jamaica Estates »

July 31, 2015

Parks Pruner Suspended After Ex-Pol Rats Him Out About Moonlighting

Otis Softleigh faces a suspension after a councilman saw him working at a private home on city time.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

July 29, 2015

Shrink Persuaded Patient to Start Live-In Romance With Her, Court Docs Say

Susan Turner moved into her patient's luxury pad and got her to change her will, court documents say.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 27, 2015

Widow of Famed Magician & Houdini Biographer Scammed Out of $1M: Court Docs

Kin of Maurine Christopher say Santos and Jessica Molina claimed to care but were full of hocus pocus.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 23, 2015

Uber Could Take $500M Bite Out of City's Taxi Medallion Income

The presence of Uber and other new taxi services is taking a toll on medallion revenue.

Downtown »

July 21, 2015

Stringer Says Proposed Cap on Uber Expansion is Premature

The city should study traffic and other issues before imposing a cap on for-hire vehicle growth.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

July 21, 2015

Union Warned Health Department That City Had Too Few Day Care Inspectors

District Council 37 said the city has too few inspectors to cover the 11,300 licensed day care centers.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

July 20, 2015

Long-Lost Brother's Death Leads Man on $1M Scavenger Hunt

Henry Passerini spent four years searching for money his dead hermit brother hid around the country.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

July 14, 2015

Billy Joel Fan Injured at Concert Sues Barclays Center Over Seating Design

Elizabeth Silver says a drunk concert-goer fell on her because the arena's rows are narrow and steep.