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.
Lodi Police Officers rush into burning apartment building
Officers Della and Calabrese raced to the scene of an apartment fire with reports of a man trapped inside, unconscious.
How do we fix New Jersey? (Facebook Live)
NJ residents are tough and resilient and if we can convince more people to stay and fight, we might be able to turn this thing around.
Do you believe in aliens?
That was the question I posed to my co-hosts Jessica Gibson and Jay Black on the latest episode of our #SpeakingPodcast.
The New Jersey Republican Party: DOA 6/29/2020 (Opinion)
On Monday we witnessed the end of the Republican Party in New Jersey. Think that sounds dramatic? Or an exaggeration? Nope. Here's why.
Governor Murphy is crushing NJ restaurants (Opinion)
Restaurants were prepared to open on Thursday for indoor dining, then the Governor reverses course and shut them down indefinitely.
Can you test positive for coronavirus exposure with a cold? (Opinion)
The so-called ‘spike’ in positive cases may be skewed by the common cold.
Can Murphy be defeated in 2021? (Opinion)
Without a sensible candidate to help educate people and lead the opposition, it’s more likely than not we’re gonna see Phil Murphy in January 2022.
If it’s new, it’s not normal — NJ may never be the same (Opinion)
We cannot have normalcy in our economy if people are afraid of going out without a mask for fear of a virus.
Cops taking a stand against New Jersey Attorney General (Opinion)
On this episode of Back-the-Blue Podcast, I was joined by Rob Nixon, the VP for Legislative Affairs for the NJSPBA.
WATCH: East Brunswick cops’ death-defying courage on Turnpike overpass
Both officers grabbed the man who was ready to jump off of the overpass. They were half over the guard rail themselves as they pulled the man to safety.