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.
Woodbridge cop saves the day for boy with autism
Officer Khari Manzini of the Woodbridge PD is this week's #BlueFriday honoree.
Behind the scenes with New Jersey’s Bravest — #SpeakingPodcast
We sat down with Eddie Donnelly, the president of the NJFMBA, during their 'Cooked and Uncorked' event.
Legal pot is coming soon
Legalizing marijuana was the topic on this week's Facebook Live conversation.
Be careful what you ask New Jerseyans — they tell you the truth
Why do so many New Jerseyans hate the state in which they live?!?
Jersey country singer Payton Taylor on ‘American Idol’
After turning down her ticket to Hollywood last year, Payton Taylor is getting a second shot on 'American Idol'.
When spiced beef beats corned beef for St. Patty’s Day!
Another St. Patrick's Day holiday and another morning show spiced beef breakfast.
Hero kid survives cancer and helps homeless in NJ
Gracie West has been in remission after meeting the Pope. She has now teamed up with Emergency Housing and Advocacy Program to help the homeless.
Stand up for disabled New Jerseyans
My friends at Easterseals NJ are on a mission to help those that need a voice and support to overcome their disability.
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This month's 'Wedding Segment' with Producer Kristen and podcast cohost Jessica Gibson is dedicated to the bridesmaids.
JCPD delivers new dog to 12 year old with cancer
They are this week's #BlueFriday honorees.