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.

 

East New York & Brownsville »

December 18, 2014

Lawyers for Teen Paralyzed in Fare-Beating Arrest Call For DA Probe

Lawyers for the mother of Deion Fludd say the police account is riddled with discrepancies.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

December 16, 2014

La Marina is One of the Parks Department's Most Smokin' Hot Concessions

Since 2012 La Marina has made $18.4 million, including tens of thousands of dollars in hookah sales.

New York City »

December 10, 2014

Landlord's Deathbed Confession Sends Siblings on Hunt for Hidden Silver

The landlord's brother believes $4.5 million in silver and gold may be buried or in storage space.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

December 3, 2014

Siblings Squabble Over Painting Worth Millions That Sold for Thousands

Cyrus Greenspon said his step-sister made a shady deal on the Ad Reinhardt painting.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

December 2, 2014

MTA Agrees to Pay $1.8M to Family of Student Fatally Hit by Speeding Bus

The MTA only settled after appealing a verdict ordering the agency to pay $1.96 million to the family.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

December 1, 2014

Incessant Ice Cream Truck Jingles Force Neighbors Into Meltdown

The city has so far received 1,804 complaints this year about ice cream truck noise, records show.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 21, 2014

Polo-Playing 'Lady' Felon Wants Child Support From Family of 9/11 Victim

Gwendolyn Phillips claims she had a child with a dead trader.

Downtown »

November 19, 2014

Parks Boss' Schedule Shows He Met With Rich & Famous, But Few Local Groups

Commissioner Mitchell Silver had sitdowns with celebrities and billionaires about their pet causes.