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.
Bullied in school? Fight back (Opinion)
Instead of coddling kids and trying to solve school yard problems by passing new legislation, how about we teach kids the value of being tough.
Best choice for wedding dessert? Cupcakes!
Our friends at House of Cupcakes go beyond any normal sweet concoction.
Free Narcan is not the answer — Murphy making things worse (Opinion)
Narcan surely saves lives, yet the problem of addiction persists.
Are the bosses ripping off the taxpayer? (Opinion)
The Gov was right to look into the tax incentive scheme and make sure that everyone benefiting followed the law and legitimately deserved the credits.
The media needs to wake up and support cops (Opinion)
Cops are the foundation of our communities.
NJ Troopers bring 88-year-old man back to life
This week's #BlueFriday honorees are NJ State Troopers Scott Stickel and Michael Sitarik.
Phil Murphy and Gurbir Grewal want you to pay up (Opinion)
That's right, the AG is talkin' tough with the IRS 'threatening' to sue over the so-called Jersey work-around to the state and local tax deduction cap.
Helping kids and families with NO help from the government
Make-A-Wish spends the money they raise granting wishes for kids who are suffering from terrible illnesses.
#SpeakingComedy — Behind the scenes as the judges pick a winner
The #SpeakingComedy crew was ready to pick another winner to join us on stage at the next performance.
Jon Stewart grandstanding on the backs of first-responders (Opinion)
The committee meeting that he cried in was nothing more than a opportunity for a ego-driven publicity hound to take advantage of out-of-context optics.