Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News, which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media, I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40 percent of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife, Jodi, and I live in Princeton with my son, Michael, who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
AG Grewal and Spadea find common ground supporting police
You don't have to agree politically to show the support and respect for our law enforcement.
Pay attention to the details…lock your car!
This week's Blue Friday honorees are the Westfield Police Department for reminding their residents of the safety and concerns in their neighborhood.
Turning leftover lunch meats into ‘Pepperoni Bread’
In this week's "Spadea's Fridge", we made a Stromboli with leftover lunch meat.
Behind the scenes at the Parx Casino — Speaking Podcast
We found a few chairs and made the best of talking over music and sounds of the casino in the background.
New Jersey’s war on grapes (and small biz)
There are more than 9,000 wineries in the US but fewer than 400 are legally licensed to ship to NJ residents.
Stop hating real Christmas trees!
There's nothing like a live tree in your home during the Christmas season.
New Jersey race could swing the balance of power in DC (Opinion)
The race between Republican Jay Webber and Democrat Mikie Sherrill for the congressional seat could mean the difference in which party controls the House.
Time to meet my daughter’s boyfriend’s Dad!
Charlie the Butcher's dad is coming to the states from the UK for work and it's time for us to meet! But where do we take him for brunch?
Candy Corn is the Donald Trump of candy
I learned through the discussion with listeners and friends that people either love or hate candy corn.
Meatloaf! Yes, it’s exactly what you should have for breakfast!
As you know, news producer Patrick Lavery bet me a meatloaf that the Yankees would beat the Red Sox...so he's making meatloaf.