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James Fanelli

Investigative Reporter @fanellijames Contact

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 Jamaica, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale »

February 7, 2017

Despite BEDCO's poor record and fatalities, city paid the nonprofit more than $3 million in January.

Downtown »

February 6, 2017

The revelation comes as the city decides to move forward with the $6.4 million deal.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 6, 2017

The late Brooklyn DA's family is in a legal battle over his estate.

Downtown »

February 3, 2017

Three police departments from around country have either stopped using the cameras or raised concerns.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 1, 2017

The restaurant's co-owners were convicted of felony money laundering.

Downtown »

January 30, 2017

The firms, HAKS and SIMCO Engineering, are owned by a Mayor de Blasio fundraiser.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

January 24, 2017

Sma-Li Amanollahi met with deputy mayor Alicia Glen's chief of staff about an East Elmhurst property.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

January 19, 2017

Mackenzie Wright is accused of keeping the painting in her dorm at the Fashion Institute of Technology.