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.


Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

February 5, 2016

Ariel Bock injured his hand when he tried to slam dunk a basketball in Martinez Playground.

Astoria & Long Island City »

February 3, 2016

A 3-D printer hardly anyone uses also was among items bought by the Dept. of Design and Construction.

South Bronx »

February 2, 2016

A Department of Design and Construction official wanted her agency to promote a children's book.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

January 27, 2016

Patrick Deluise, a bookie who had a loan with a Gambino associate, was found dead Friday, sources said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

January 25, 2016

Richard Schwartz's family reached a $3.5 million deal with Christ Church and Holy Family in Cobble Hill.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

January 22, 2016

A city judge ruled that Rudy Dilone should be fired for pushing a car door into a supervisor.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 19, 2016

Veronica Beckham is accused of coercing a sickly exec into leaving her most of his money before he died.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

January 14, 2016

The Department of Design and Construction commissioner has been accused of cronyism in his hires.