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.
Sayreville cops step up to help with ‘Sunday Dinner’
Our #BlueFriday honoree today is the entire Sayreville PD.
Out of work? Help is on the way (Opinion)
The U.S. Secretary of Labor joined me on the show to share the good news from the White House that help is indeed coming your way.
Atlantic City mayor gets tough, keeps boardwalk open! (Opinion)
Good on Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr. for recognizing that he has a job as an elected leader to lead and not panic.
The battle against addiction continues despite shutdown (Opinion)
Relevance Behavioral Health is one of the best resources for suffering and struggling people and their families.
NJ failed us. Restart our economy now (Opinion)
Murphy is running around like a delusional fool saying that he’s "fighting World War II.” Meanwhile, you are out of work.
Cops step up at every level during a crisis (Opinion)
With the public libraries closed, kids in West Caldwell got a special treat from Police Captain Dennis Capriglione.
Time to calm down about coronavirus (Opinion)
Murphy would have us believe that unless he enacts severe limits on public interactions and commerce, we are all going to suffer from COVID-19.
Price-gouging or supply and demand? (Opinion)
A calm analysis of the practice of raising prices in times of emergencies may calm some of your anger.
The real COVID-19 danger? Government (Opinion)
The politicians have largely made a mess of a situation that could have been handled with measured, consistent leadership.
Despite coronavirus, law enforcement is on the job (Opinion)
And one of those heroes is Hackensack Police Officer Mark Carrillo after he saved a baby's life.