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.
December 9, 2016
Nonprofit Bushwick Economic Development Corp. was accused of extortion and bribing city workers.
December 8, 2016
The children were burned inside of 720 Hunts Point Ave. Wednesday afternoon, FDNY officials said.
The contract focuses on working with inmates housed in mental observation units.
December 7, 2016
The mother and father of the girls had moved to New York from Maine to make it as a band.
December 1, 2016
Tenants at a Jared Kushner building complained of burst pipes and a worker's fall through a ceiling.
November 29, 2016
The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.
November 28, 2016
Carey Bryant was fired for his tardiness and for using threatening and discourteous language.
November 24, 2016
James Rackover filed a petition in 2015 to change his last name from Beaudoin to his newfound father's.