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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.

 

South Bronx »

February 24, 2017

The nonprofit operator of a shelter where two girls died is a "bad actor," Stringer said.

Downtown »

February 24, 2017

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

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 23, 2017

Michael Lambert said he invested $30,000 in the bogus investment despite a host of warning signs.

The Rockaways »

February 22, 2017

New Jersey's state attorney general filed a complaint against contractor Shore House Lifters last month.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 21, 2017

Rabab Musa said she was arrested and detained for more than six hours before she was released.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 17, 2017

The decision to cut contracts with BEDCO came after a series of investigative stories from DNAinfo.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

February 15, 2017

MAG-V has been accused of scamming a homeless vet out of $300,000 and of illegal evictions.

East New York & Brownsville »

February 15, 2017

The nonprofit, MAG-V, has been accused of scamming and illegally evicting several veterans.