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.


Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

May 30, 2016

The campaign said it would return donations from a Queens businessman and his associates.

Downtown »

May 20, 2016

Bill de Blasio wants to keep some of his email private.  Michael Bloomberg did that, too.

Downtown »

May 19, 2016

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

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

May 19, 2016

An alleged 2001 will says Alicia Clark wanted to leave them money, but a 2004 will says otherwise.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

May 16, 2016

Sm-Ali Amanollahi, who dates fundraiser Rud Morales, was a victim of Ponzi scheme tied to federal probe.

Downtown »

May 12, 2016

Rebecca Katz and Hayley Prim received the OK from the city ethics board but some question the decision.

The Rockaways »

May 10, 2016

The Build It Back Program moved people to jumpstart rebuilding efforts. But many can't go home yet.

Downtown »

May 6, 2016

One of the mayor's deputy directors got the OK to consult for Bridge Career Centers LLC.