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 »

January 12, 2017

Letita James said she has been looking into the troubled nonprofit Bushwick Economic Development Corp.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 11, 2017

The late DA's mom said in court papers that his wife changed his will to exclude many family members.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

January 9, 2017

Bushwick Economic Development Corp. has a history of tax problems — but has kept the city in the dark.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

January 5, 2017

Michael Erber and his nonprofit has been accused of illegally evicting veterans and taking their rent.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

January 3, 2017

A city judge said the Hell's Kitchen eatery must pay $10,000 to the customer and a $10,000 fine.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

January 2, 2017

The suspect struck up a conversation and then followed her into her apartment building, police said.

Downtown »

December 27, 2016

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

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

December 23, 2016

The claims against Corey Johnson were made in a complaint to the state AG and Dept. of Investigation.