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.

 

Midtown & Theater District »

April 23, 2014

Busted Billionaire's Son Asks to Teach Art to Homeless in Lieu of Jail

Helly Nahmad wants to teach homeless kids about modern art rather than go to prison, documents show.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 21, 2014

Time Warner in Fight For Revered Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt's Prints

Alfred Eisenstaedt's generosity is at the heart of a legal fight over the rights to his early work.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 16, 2014

Modell's CEO Accused of Expensing $7M on Trips and Food

Mitchell Modell spent lavishly on steaks, Disney World trips and massages, his sister-in-law claims.

East New York & Brownsville »

April 11, 2014

NYPD Accused of Excessive Force in Arrest That Left Teen a Quadriplegic

Deion Fludd, 17, was paralyzed and later died after an arrest for fare-beating.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

April 7, 2014

Aqueduct Racino Worker Knocked Out by Falling Roulette Machine: Lawsuit

A Resorts World employee has suffered chronic headaches since being hit by the machine, she says.

New York City »

April 4, 2014

Opera Singer Hopes Adoption Records Can Prove Italian Roots

Jordanna Rose believes her granddad's records could help her career, court documents say.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 2, 2014

Woman Burned by Hot Wax at Madame Tussauds, Lawsuit Says

A diehard Michael Jackson fan wanted to see a sculpture of the star and was scalded, she says.