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.
East Brunswick PD helps complete mural at local school
The officers are this week's #BlueFriday honorees for giving back to their community and helping the kids of the school.
It’s time to ban high capacity mayonnaise jars, Spadea says (Opinion)
A cat got it's head stuck in a mayo jar. It was rescued, but what if no one was there to help? We should be limiting mayo capacity so it doesn't happen again.
Things got awkward during a #SpeakingMillennial recording
I know how to make a perfectly normal conversation and take it to a new level of awkward.
Affordable house making NJ un-affordable (Opinion)
The mandates pushed on NJ towns through the courts and the lack of action on the part of the legislature has created a situation in our state that is untenable.
New NJ drivers need to learn how to drive with distractions (Opinion)
We know that the top killers on the roads are speed and drunkenness. That's why new drivers need to learn how to stay focused despite distractions.
Is there a ‘hidden Trump vote’ in New Jersey? This guy knows
Adam Geller, pollster for Donald Trump, has a great perspective on just how many people know someone who is a Trump supporter, but afraid to talk about it.
The winner of ‘Vending Machine Iron Chef’ is…..
Eric Scott and I had to create a meal using 3 random ingredients from the vending machine. Who was the winner?
How to become friends with Jerry Seinfeld — by Margaret Cho
Comedian Margaret Cho joined me on-air and revealed how she lied just to get to Jerry Seinfeld.
Trooper pulled over retired officer who helped deliver him
#BlueFriday honoree Trooper Patterson pulled over a retired police officer and found out he helped deliver him 27 years ago.
Meet the Senate candidate who could possibly beat Menendez
Former United States Marine and head of biotech giant Celgene, Bob Hugin is confident heading into November.