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.
Jersey comedy club owner takes on ‘The Muffin Joke’
The Stress Factory Comedy Club owner and comedian Vinnie Brand tells his version of my favorite joke.
Atlantic City Officer saves 10-year-old from drowning
Officer Darrell Catanio is this week's #BlueFriday honoree.
Miss NJ says the swimsuit competition is about fitness
The new Miss NJ joins Speaking Millennial Podcast to discuss her take on the elimination of the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant.
Two Fridays in a week means two Sunday nights! (Opinion)
With Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, I think it's time to consider moving certain holidays to Mondays or Fridays.
Beef Trumps Veggies EVERY day — a brisket burger recipe
I dread the thought of suffering through a backyard BBQ with a black bean or tofu burger so here's a recipe for a double meat burger.
The Proper Way to Burn the American Flag
There are many locations in the state that will take your old and tattered American flag when it's ready to be replaced.
Salt Block safety — Eric Scott helps Spadea avoid a disaster
I get distracted....a lot, but Eric Scott made sure I knew I was paying attention when learning how to grill with a salt block.
Murphy honest about tax hikes, but you can’t trust Sweeney (Opinion)
Taxes are being raised, but that's exactly what Murphy got elected to do. Steve Sweeney on the other hand, spoke out against the millionaires tax, then caved.
JP Sears tells his version of the muffin joke
Except his muffins are gluten free!
Hero cops step up to help family of fallen Detective
The Westfield PD are this week's #BlueFriday honorees after they attended the eighth grade graduation of the son of a fallen Detective.