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.


Midtown & Theater District »

May 5, 2016

The mayor retained a lawyer to represent him personally "in all efforts to cooperate with authorities."

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

May 5, 2016

A DNAinfo New York review of de Blasio's campaign finances shows unusual donations.

Downtown »

May 4, 2016

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

Harlem »

April 28, 2016

Here's a look inside the Hudson River Cafe, where city officials went to raise money and hang out.

Downtown »

April 27, 2016

Nearly two dozen city employees were given jobs in de Blasio's administration after hosting fundraisers.

Flushing & Whitestone »

April 14, 2016

Multiple city agencies prepared a report for Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris about closing Rikers.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

April 13, 2016

Landlord Gerard Leibman claims he lost $1.9 million to accused fraudster Hamlet Peralta.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 6, 2016

The conservators suggest using projectors to cast images of the hieroglyphics back onto the monolith.