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.
May 5, 2016
The mayor retained a lawyer to represent him personally "in all efforts to cooperate with authorities."
A DNAinfo New York review of de Blasio's campaign finances shows unusual donations.
May 4, 2016
The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.
April 28, 2016
Here's a look inside the Hudson River Cafe, where city officials went to raise money and hang out.
April 27, 2016
Nearly two dozen city employees were given jobs in de Blasio's administration after hosting fundraisers.
April 14, 2016
Multiple city agencies prepared a report for Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris about closing Rikers.
April 13, 2016
Landlord Gerard Leibman claims he lost $1.9 million to accused fraudster Hamlet Peralta.
April 6, 2016
The conservators suggest using projectors to cast images of the hieroglyphics back onto the monolith.