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Janelle Nanos

Assistant Business Editor for News Innovation


Janelle Nanos is a business enterprise reporter at The Boston Globe, where she writes features, investigations, and projects that aim to dive deep into the ideas and trends that drive Boston’s economy. She also serves as the assistant business editor for news innovation, where she works to expand the Globe's business coverage across platforms. She's the host of the Bold Types video series of interviews with Boston business leaders, and is co-author of the longstanding feature "On the Street" which explores the changing face of Greater Boston's neighborhoods.

In 2023, Janelle was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature reporting for her decade-long investigation into a woman's allegations of childhood sexual abuse. She was also the recipient of the Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma; the Society for Features Journalism's narrative storytelling award; the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for magazine investigative reporting; and the Online Journalism Award for Large Newsroom Feature reporting.

Janelle's reporting has also received honors from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, where she is currently a board member, and the North American Travel Journalists Association. She has worked previously at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine. Originally from Long Island, New York, Janelle got her start in journalism as an undergraduate at Boston College, and received her masters in journalism from New York University. She has since returned to her alma mater and has been teaching journalism courses at Boston College for over a decade. She can be reached at janelle.nanos@globe.com.