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

Base Boston

All too often, victims of sexual assault in the service get sent here, where their military careers come to an end.


A local company is helping job hunters take their “elevator pitch” digital.

Boston Gets Its First Hardware Startup Accelerator

Bolt is now open in Downtown Crossing.

Double Rainbow All the Way

All the way over Boston, that is.

Summer on the Cape

We asked those who know the Cape best to share their secret haunts.

The Happy App

A new app tries to help users find happiness.

Why Rental Car Companies Should Get Nervous

The ridesharing industry heats up.

This Bill Could Take the Guessing Game Out of Higher Education

Fingers crossed that it passes.

The End of Ownership

Boston is ground zero for a powerful new force in American culture: the sharing economy.

Thank You for Sharing

A quick look at what’s on offer in Boston’s burgeoning sharing economy.