James Fanelli

Investigative Reporter @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.


Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

December 9, 2016

Nonprofit Bushwick Economic Development Corp. was accused of extortion and bribing city workers.

South Bronx »

December 8, 2016

The children were burned inside of 720 Hunts Point Ave. Wednesday afternoon, FDNY officials said. 

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

December 8, 2016

The contract focuses on working with inmates housed in mental observation units.

South Bronx »

December 7, 2016

The mother and father of the girls had moved to New York from Maine to make it as a band.

East Village & Lower East Side »

December 1, 2016

Tenants at a Jared Kushner building complained of burst pipes and a worker's fall through a ceiling.

Downtown »

November 29, 2016

The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.

Downtown »

November 28, 2016

Carey Bryant was fired for his tardiness and for using threatening and discourteous language.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 24, 2016

James Rackover filed a petition in 2015 to change his last name from Beaudoin to his newfound father's.