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.
Vape and tobacco flavors under attack, this time from NJ (Opinion)
An NJ Congressman wants the federal government to step in and ban all flavors of tobacco and vaping products.
Pot roast and kale! Seriously
Cleaned out the fridge again this weekend and here's what I put together.
Tell us about a veteran to honor for #GreenMonday
If you are a veteran or have a veteran in your family, you need to know about Citizen Soldier Law.
Let’s get tougher on criminals, but not just with jail time (Opinion)
Seems that we have a bit of a ’one size fits all’ criminal justice system where the choices are jail or probation and the debate is only over how much time.
Hey, where you goin’? Apparently anywhere but Jersey (Opinion)
According to a new study from the career website Zippia, New Jersey and New York top the list of places that people are leaving.
North Bergen cop saves the day because he was paying attention
Officer Rodriguez was honored by superiors as “Officer of the Month” for January 2020.
‘Medicare for all’ will crush NJ seniors, working-class families (Opinion)
Did you know that nearly a half million New Jersey seniors are benefiting from something called "Medicare Advantage"?
Does the airline seat puncher have a point? (Opinion)
If you haven't heard, a man seated in the back row of a flight began punching the seat in front of him after that passenger reclined.
Best way to relax? Stupid TV — #SpeakingPodcast
Yes, I've watched the "Bachelor" and "Jersey Shore", but if you really want to dig in on mindless TV, it's gotta be this show!
Would you give up your smart phone for $100K? (Opinion)
You remember the flip phone right? Three letters to a number to text and no internet.