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.

 

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

August 5, 2014

Teen Says Subway Gives Her Panic Attacks After F Train Derailment

Melanie Chandan filed a notice of claim against the MTA, saying the derailment traumatized her.

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 4, 2014

Mom Says She Knew Instantly That 'Amnesiac' Missing 20 Years Was Her Son

Mary Bright says Kwame Seku, a California amnesiac claiming to be her long-lost son, is the real deal.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

August 1, 2014

State AG Probes 'Fighting 69th' Charity That Drew Rudy Giuliani to Events

The charity's founder, Terrence Tierney, has refused to meet investigators, court records say.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 28, 2014

'Illegal Cab' Seizures Snare Prince From Qatar and Fashion Billionaire

The personal drivers of some of Manhattan's mega-wealthy have been accused of being illegal cabbies.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 24, 2014

Taxi Inspectors Say They're Pressured to Make 'Illegal Cab' Seizures

Current and former Taxi and Limousine Commission inspectors said seizures are a fundraiser for the city.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 22, 2014

Public Advocate and NYCLU Call for Probe of City's 'Illegal Cab' Seizures

The outcry follows DNAinfo's story about inspectors accusing innocent drivers of being illegal cabbies.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 21, 2014

TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

Court records show Taxi and Limousine inspectors have seized hundreds of innocent drivers' cars.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

July 11, 2014

Man Building 2-Story Brooklyn Treehouse Using Items He Found in Trash

A Carroll Gardens brownstone owner is building a treehouse from recycled materials.