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.
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Times have certainly changed.
Local ski resorts a short drive from New Jersey that you can visit
Here are some of the top mountains in the area.
Deadly car idling? That’s what NJ gov’t wants you to think (Opinion)
In New Jersey, it's illegal to idle your car for more than 3 minutes with a few exceptions.
Drinking occasionally? NJ 12-step instructor talks addiction recovery
Nick Anastasia is a 12-step instructor for Recovery Centers for America.
It’s cold out! Time for soup. What’s your favorite?
Here are some easy recipes of some of the best soups out there.
NJ hotels under attack — Your business is next (Opinion)
Steve Sweeney simply can't let it go.
Radical abortion bill is Sweeney’s parting shot (Opinion)
He's working hard to do everything he can to appeal to the radical Left in NJ.
Feel Better Bears a huge success for NJ kids in distress
Every Christmas season we team up with the NJ State Policemen's Benevolent Association to help cops make kids feel better during emergencies.
Your photos of snow and road conditions in NJ (Opinion)
It's snowing. And once again New Jersey government shows off its total incompetence.
Sweeney plans one last destructive money grab as he leaves NJ Senate (Opinion)
He recently lost his re-election and is not leaving quietly.