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.
Meet a special kid who overcame all odds
Born with a debilitating disease that could have taken her life, 11-year-old Olivia Vargas never gave up.
Police officer loses his daughter on a carnival ride
Sergeant Christopher McMullen is this week's #BlueFriday honoree.
When a parent loses a child, it’s in the wrong order
Thankfully despite a devastating loss, some parents are able to pick up their lives, move forward and help others.
Where were you in the ’90s? Flashback to the NJ 101.5 Morning Show
Remember polaroid pictures and wood cabinet TV sets? I do, but I'll bet your kids don't.
Three steps to fix New Jersey schools (Opinion)
We need a Trump-like Governor with the guts to take on the special interests.
Is Spadea positive or negative?
I got called out on Twitter for being negative on a particular morning.
We pay enough in taxes, it’s time for a free lunch (Opinion)
It makes no sense given the tax burden in this state that our public schools are not able to provide basic nutrition during the school day.
Real marital tension: what movie to watch
You want to watch Downton Abbey, your husband would rather watch Saving Private Ryan...for the sixth time.
Attacking Columbus Day — discriminatory against Italian Americans (Opinion)
Columbus is the subject of irrational and ignorant attacks from people who think they are speaking for a new 'woke' generation.
What’s behind AG Grewal’s dangerous sanctuary state policy? (Opinion)
His "sanctuary state" policy endangers the brave men and women working for ICE as they now must deploy additional forces.