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.
Love Spadea or hate him, chat away! (Opinion)
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Check out video of the latest NJ car chase — #BlueFriday
The Howell Township Police were involved in a chase after two suspects crashed a stolen Mercedes and took off running.
Inauguration Day: Let’s talk super-spreader chili (Opinion)
It was a struggle on the air to get anyone to talk about the inauguration. So let's talk about chili!
A chat about economics? #SpeakingPodcast
Jay Black spoke with his old friend about how challenging it is to be a professor in this politically charged climate.
Spadea rant: Is it time to leave New Jersey? Fight or flight? (Opinion)
For me, I'm here to fight. Will you join me?
Should you jab OR leave? The mandates are coming (Opinion)
I don't know about you, but our state and country are unrecognizable at this point.
Where would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stand today? (Opinion)
Think about how far we have gone away from the ideals of fighting for freedom and equality.
Super-spreader leftover pasta sauce — The. Best. (Opinion)
I used leftover shirt rob to make a pasta sauce and the whole process took about 25 minutes.
Mask mandates have hit a new level of absurdity (Opinion)
Airlines are able to enforce mask wearing by calling the cops and having you arrested and fined. Seriously?
Cops stop armed man without firing a shot — #BlueFriday
Today's #BlueFriday honorees are the brave and well trained officers in Berlin Township, NJ.