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.
February 26, 2015
Carl Heastie, who has a 6-year-old daughter with an ex-girlfriend, went to court to change her name.
February 24, 2015
The bingo hall's owner, his daughter and 13 others are under criminal investigation, prosecutors say.
February 12, 2015
The Brooklyn mom of the second-grader plans to sue city, claiming she was humiliated in front of class.
February 11, 2015
The city Parks Department said it plans to spruce up the beach, including new seating.
February 6, 2015
Bouncer Andrew Tolbert claims in a lawsuit that La Marina didn't have adequate security at the time.
Heastie received seven jury duty postponements from 2005 to 2008, three times the normal amount.
February 3, 2015
Lawyers, investigators and long-lost family members are searching for the ex-Upper West Sider.
January 30, 2015
The garage, which houses Ferraris and vintage roadsters, is just a short ride from his Manhattan home.