Janelle Nanos

Janelle is a business reporter at the Boston Globe, covering retail, restaurants, and consumer culture. She thrives on diving deep into the ideas, people, and businesses that drive Boston’s economy. She has previously worked at Boston Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and New York Magazine, and she currently teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Latest stories


‘The ability to text a restaurant and get a quick direct answer to one’s question seems like a game changer’

By , Globe Staff

Boston-based startup Open City aims to simplify communications between restaurants and customers.

Is Boston’s Wayfair the next Amazon?

By , Globe Staff

The more Wayfair sells, the more it loses money. But the Boston Internet retailer is adding thousands of employees and notes that Amazon was once criticized for lacking profits.

Boston Public Market will establish a presence at Logan Airport

By , Globe Staff

The locally-sourced food hall hopes it will find a larger audience with the move.

The Help Desk

How to stop your smartphone from tracking your location

By , Globe Staff

Here are some steps you can take to help stop companies from knowing exactly where you are all the time.