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.


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.

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

February 6, 2015

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Dodged Jury Duty for Years, Officials Say

Heastie received seven jury duty postponements from 2005 to 2008, three times the normal amount.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 3, 2015

Mysterious Man in Cowboy Garb Has $800K Coming to Him, But Can't Be Found

Lawyers, investigators and long-lost family members are searching for the ex-Upper West Sider.

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.