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.
May 20, 2016
Bill de Blasio wants to keep some of his email private. Michael Bloomberg did that, too.
May 19, 2016
The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.
An alleged 2001 will says Alicia Clark wanted to leave them money, but a 2004 will says otherwise.
May 16, 2016
Sm-Ali Amanollahi, who dates fundraiser Rud Morales, was a victim of Ponzi scheme tied to federal probe.
May 12, 2016
Rebecca Katz and Hayley Prim received the OK from the city ethics board but some question the decision.
May 10, 2016
The Build It Back Program moved people to jumpstart rebuilding efforts. But many can't go home yet.
May 6, 2016
One of the mayor's deputy directors got the OK to consult for Bridge Career Centers LLC.
May 5, 2016
The mayor retained a lawyer to represent him personally "in all efforts to cooperate with authorities."