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.


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.

Harlem »

November 17, 2014

Shoddy Work and Debt Plague Buildings Renovated by Tenant Group: Residents

Tenants of buildings on Riverside Drive said their apartments are plagued with problems.

Harlem »

November 13, 2014

Tenant Advocacy Group Lands on Public Advocate's Worst Landlord List

Urban Homesteading Assistance Board made the list for a decrepit Hamilton Heights building it co-owns.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 11, 2014

Brownstone Owner Mulls Renting Out Backyard Treehouse Through Airbnb

Eco-friendly contractor Gennaro Brooks-Church just finished building the green treehouse for his kids.

Flushing & Whitestone »

November 6, 2014

Shaolin Kung Fu Instructors Shouldn't Get Paid, Temple Argues

A Queens outpost of the famed Chinese monastery claims its instructors are monks exempt from wage laws.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 4, 2014

World-Traveling Parks Dept. Boss Finally Books Meeting With Union Sq. Group

A day after DNAinfo asked about the Parks head's inaccessibility, he agreed to meet with one group.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

November 3, 2014

Globe-Trotting Parks Dept. Head Too Busy to Meet, Community Groups Say

In his short tenure as Parks Commissioner, Mitchell Silver has spent time on four different continents.