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.


Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 30, 2016

Ingrid Wright accuses her nephew of swiping her dead mom's valuable bowl from her Park Avenue pad.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

September 29, 2016

A running group said the city has been slow to fix two dozen street lamps along jogging paths in parks.

East New York & Brownsville »

September 26, 2016

A city presentation shows how parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn could be made safer.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

The FBI has questioned and investigated more than two dozen people with connections to City Hall.

Downtown »

September 22, 2016

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

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

September 21, 2016

Charles Hocking and his firm, Hazen and Sawyer, were hit with subpoenas this summer, sources said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

September 20, 2016

Alben Sagan had a mysterious past, but a fight over a staggering fortune has revealed his true identity.

Downtown »

September 6, 2016

Records show that James Capalino also gave more than $5,000 in iPads to a city agency he lobbies.