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 Village & Lower East Side »

April 1, 2015

East Village Building That Caused Blast Had Prior Fire Due to Faulty Wires

A commercial tenant sued the landlord in 2000 after his variety store was destroyed in a fire.

East Village & Lower East Side »

March 27, 2015

Meet the Drummer Who Rescued Woman Stranded on an East Village Fire Escape

Austin Branda, an aspiring Broadway drummer, was caught on camera rescuing a stranded woman.

East Village & Lower East Side »

March 27, 2015

Contractor Who Survived East Village Blast Being Eyed by Investigators

Dilber Kukic was at the epicenter of the explosion, but survived and saved the building owner's son.

Flushing & Whitestone »

March 26, 2015

Mets Drastically Cut Security at Citi Field Despite Concerns, Records Show

Citi Field security was slashed by roughly 29 percent between 2009 and 2013, court documents show.

Harlem »

March 20, 2015

Wal-Mart to Pay $10M to Family of Comedian Killed in Tracy Morgan Van Crash

The sum was agreed after a Wal-Mart truck crashed into a van the man was riding in.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

March 19, 2015

New York Explorers to Help the Crown Prince of Bhutan Search for a Yeti

Members of the Explorers Club have been offering advice to Bhutan on how to search for the Yeti.

South Bronx »

March 17, 2015

Mom Arrested After Asking Police to Talk to Young Son About Stealing: Suit

Tyeesha Mobley says she called 911 to have officers come tell her 9-year-old why stealing is wrong.

New York City »

March 12, 2015

City Law Department Automatically Deletes Workers' Emails After 90 Days

The revelation contradicts what a City Hall official previously told DNAinfo New York.