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.
Mom: Our baby Joey would have died if not for Old Bridge cops
This week, we honor the Old Bridge PBA Local 127 for #BlueFriday.
The ‘Muffin Joke’ is back — this time in Trenton
Are you trying to make a living in NJ? Too bad! Trenton is more concerned about making a blueberry muffin the state muffin.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em….cigarettes that is (Opinion)
The latest proposed ban is banning smoking on Jersey shore boardwalks, but why is the NJ Legislature tolerating the carcinogen in Atlantic City casinos?
Stand up for the families of the fallen
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is helping to raise money for families of fallen and disabled first responders through the Monmouth County 200 Club.
Leading LGBTQ news outlet lies to hurt NJ Congressman (Opinion)
The Washington Blade lied in an attempt to damage the reputation of New Jersey's longest serving Member of Congress.
Trenton cops save man from jumping off bridge — #BlueFriday
This week, we honor the officers of Trenton PD for helping a man get a second chance at life.
GoFundme couple should not be jailed — calm down social trolls (Opinion)
What the couple did, if true, is fraud and they should have to pay back EVERY dollar they spent.
Do you gain or lose weight when you’re stressed?
That's the topic of conversation in the latest #SpeakingMillennial Podcast episode.
Kellyanne Conway should be in the New Jersey Hall of Fame (Opinion)
She's a mom, wife, entrepreneur and one of the best political minds in the nation. And she's from Hammonton, New Jersey.
Synthetic Opioids are killing people — blame China?
That's right, one of the most dangerous narcotics to hit the streets is Chinese made fentanyl.