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

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…

The Power of Ideas: Gilad Rosenzweig

How a Canadian-born architect plans to expand tech innovation in the city.

The Power of Ideas: Nurys Camargo

With the Chica Project, Camargo is fostering Massachusetts' next generation of female leaders.

The Power of Ideas

Meet the city's new power class: visionaries, idealists, and thinkers whose insights are transforming the way we live.

A Nonprofit That's Bridging the Opportunity Gap

Gerald Chertavian is steering low-income young adults into Fortune 500 companies.

Taming the Beast Within

Can chemical castration help pedophiles control their desires?

Forget Tinder, eHarmony, OkCupid, and All That

Here's the best matchmaking site you've never heard of.

Remembering Aaron Swartz's Legacy

Activists, academics, and artists all hope to honor his life through change.