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+ 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+ 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% 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, 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.
Operation Dreamlift —NJ’s finest step up to help kids
The NJ State Troopers helped the Sunshine Foundation send chronically ill and physically challenged children to Disney World.
Bill Spadea’s New Jersey — Flash Briefing for May 14
Trenton is looking to pass a law to ban marriage for underage teens. Spadea thinks it is being taken completely out of context and there should be exceptions.
‘Big Man’s Brew’ — beer named after Clarence Clemons
Nick Clemons, son of the late legendary E-Street band member Clarence Clemons, presents the newest beer to hit the market.
Illegals to get financial aid — you pay, Murphy doesn’t care (Opinion)
Murphy signed a law allowing illegal immigrants who graduated from a NJ High School to apply for financial aid from the state to offset their college tuition.
Jersey City statue battle heads to court
Two lawsuits have been filed as local groups seek a restraining order to stop the Mayor from removing the statue from it's current waterfront location.
#SpeakingMIllennial with Rachel Maddow?
Jay Black has a fantasy life created in his head that includes Rachel, a small dog and eating in bed.
Cheerleading coach takes conversation sideways
Just how far will Cheerleading parents go to further their kid? One coach might have revealed a little too much....
“We Ride For Those Who Died” — Police Unity Tour Kickoff
The four day bike ride to Washington DC serves a purpose of both recognizing the sacrifice of so many law enforcement and to raise money for the Memorial fund.
Not a golfer, rather be at the gun range
I was invited to the new gun range that opened in Monroe called Union Hill Gun Club and even got to try out a vintage, World War II rifle.
Jersey City statue controversy sparks international incident
The Mayor of Jersey City wants to take down a statue on the waterfront that commemorates the Polish victims of a World War II massacre.