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.
Best states to vacation outside of New Jersey (Opinion)
It seems that the states that top the list for travel also top the list for "escape states."
Mac and cheese but without the cheese? Here’s the recipe
This meal could be a game changer.
Middletown, NJ cop helps 6 year old boy with autism get to school
Officer Jennings is this week's #BlueFriday honoree.
Where to find the best meatballs in New Jersey
It's rare to find a meatball better than home cooking, but these places are top notch!
Kids today don’t appreciate the past (Opinion)
Spadea can't blame young people for not knowing the iconic figures of their parents' youth.
New Jersey’s best pet stores (Opinion)
Spadea wants to know where you got your pet in New Jersey.
NJ kids should not be wearing masks in school. Period. Full stop (Opinion)
It's time for civil disobedience. No child should be forced to wear a mask, Spadea says.
What would you do with an extra $10K? Here’s how you can win (Opinion)
The Jersey Cash Code contest is back!
BBQ on-the-go, plant-based treats: Check out these NJ small businesses
Make sure you check out these NJ small businesses featured during this week's "Small Business Monday".
The overdose and addiction spike is the real NJ crisis (Opinion)
People are feeling the impact of being told that humans are nothing more than disease carriers, Spadea says.