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.
NJ Legislators care more about illegal aliens than you (Opinion)
The NJ legislature is working hard to pass new laws that might be too controversial if anyone was paying attention.
COPLINE: standing up and supporting NJ cops
It's a 24/7 support line for cops to call anonymously when they need a helpful ear.
Farewell to a fallen hero — Rest in peace Msgr. Lowery
He had served as the Chief Chaplain for the New Jersey State Police for the past 23 years.
Time to fight back and vote ‘NO’ on more school funding (Opinion)
Edison, Hillsborough and North Arlington are the targets on December 10th. Your town is next.
Call Senator Bob Smith (732) 752-0770 to save plastic bags! (Opinion)
We have to stop this misguided, environmental activism based on myths that is crushing the business and convenience climate in New Jersey.
It’s cold outside, let’s think of summer! — #SpeakingPodcast
It's only six months away!
Jersey gives failed NFL coach millions of dollars (Opinion)
If he fails to move the numbers at Rutgers, his guarantee is $25 million. Wow. That's a sweet deal for a mediocre coach.
How can we fix NJ if everyone leaves? (Opinion)
It's clear that the cost of living, high taxes and over-regulation on business are driving good people who were born and raised here to leave in droves.
Chopsticks, cheese and waffles: best Thanksgiving leftover meals!
Since for the past couple years, I've had to work the holiday, leftovers are my Thanksgiving dinner!
Sneaky politicians trying to make NJ’s economy worse (Opinion)
When Steve Sweeney says he wants to protect workers, he means regulate business, protect special interests and raise your taxes.