Janelle Nanos

Janelle Nanos

Senior Editor

Janelle Nanos is a senior editor at Boston magazine, where she writes about ideas, people, and businesses that shape the way our city works. She attended Boston College and earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University, where she was awarded a Knight Foundation fellowship for her outstanding reporting. She started her career at New York Magazine, where she worked as a reporter for three years, then joined the staff of National Geographic Traveler as Special Projects editor, developing multi-platform projects that spanned the print publication, tablet, and web. She now teaches a class in magazine writing at Boston College, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Marie Claire, The Village Voice, Forbes, and Mother Jones. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and her dog, Winston.

Janelle Nanos'S latest stories

Katie Greene & Dewey Schultz

Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.

Somewhere Over the Brainbow

Harvard neurobiologist Jeff Lichtman explains his series of stunning images that Lichtman has dubbed the “Brainbow.”

This Guy Got 200,000 Women Knocked Up

Boston-based startup Ovuline has helped thousands of women conceive with the help of its fertility app.

Power of Ideas: Cassius Cash

The superintendent of two of Boston’s national parks is shaping the way we think about the city’s history.

Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang

She’s created the country’s first leadership initiative to get young Asian-American women into politics right here in Boston.

Power of Ideas: Jascha Franklin-Hodge

City Hall’s new chief information officer is the tech-savvy guru who ran the Web component of Obama’s campaigns.

A Conversation with Robin Williams

We revisit our interview with an actor who was full of life.

Power of Ideas: Vanessa Kerry

She’s changing how we provide healthcare to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Making of a McTopia

Armed with a chickpea fritter and mountains of data, Ayr Muir, of Cambridge’s Clover Food Lab, is just a few thousand restaurants short of saving the world.

Emily Browne & Alex Kaufman

October 5, 2013 Private Residence Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts It was politics that first brought Emily Browne and Alex Kaufman together. They’d signed up to work on the same campaign in New Hampshire and arrived without knowing a soul. Fortunately, the hectic…