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.


Downtown »

August 22, 2016

Don Appel processed 18,000 FOIL requests and listened to many a reporter's complaints for records.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 22, 2016

David Prisco is accused of pelting the agents with eggs and challenging them to a fight.

South Bronx »

August 21, 2016

Robert Miske said he got the ax after being a professional baseball scout for 50 years.

Downtown »

August 17, 2016

De Blasio said Hornblower is a pro-union employer despite a record of racism and labor-related lawsuits.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

August 12, 2016

Michael Fleming said his family won't visit their father's grave until an uncle's remains are moved.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 10, 2016

Massey filed paperwork last week to run as a Republican candidate in the 2017 mayoral race.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 2, 2016

The Lichtenstein Group allowed its Philadelphia factory to become a "firetrap," a grand jury found.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 1, 2016

Tenants fear the Grace House building will be sold to developers who won't preserve the mural inside.