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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.

 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 23, 2017

Michael Lambert said he invested $30,000 in the bogus investment despite a host of warning signs.

The Rockaways »

February 22, 2017

New Jersey's state attorney general filed a complaint against contractor Shore House Lifters last month.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 21, 2017

Rabab Musa said she was arrested and detained for more than six hours before she was released.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

February 17, 2017

The decision to cut contracts with BEDCO came after a series of investigative stories from DNAinfo.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

February 15, 2017

MAG-V has been accused of scamming a homeless vet out of $300,000 and of illegal evictions.

East New York & Brownsville »

February 15, 2017

The nonprofit, MAG-V, has been accused of scamming and illegally evicting several veterans.

Downtown »

February 8, 2017

The department sent a letter to the comptroller saying they'll move forward on their camera contract.

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.