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.
Will you quarantine for 14 days, lie or just skip your vacation? (Opinion)
There’s a new quarantine that Murphy announced for anyone coming from states that have seen a high number of positive cases. Will you comply?
Leftovers make the best dinner
We had a great and simple dinner the other night with beef ribs and as I looked at the leftover ribs, I immediately thought sauce.
What would you do differently than Gov. Murphy? (Facebook Live)
It was a lively conversation on our weekly Facebook LIVE as we talked through the colossal mistakes made by the current political elites in Trenton.
How much do you really know about New Jersey?
On our latest episode of the #SpeakingPodcast, Jay Black, Jessica Gibson and I talk about NJ trivia.
Should NJ candidates get airtime on Bill Spadea’s show? Vote here (Opinion)
On July 7th, voters will go to the polls to pick the candidate they want to see compete in the general election on November 3rd. Do you want to hear from them?
What’s your favorite NJ beach?
The end of school always marked that first trip to Sea Isle City where my grandparents had a small home on Landis Avenue a couple blocks from the beach.
What’s for dinner from Spadea’s fridge?
Sometimes simple is best when it comes to dinner. One of my favorites is chicken and sausage.
NJ government picks protesters over your business (Opinion)
When ‘flatten the curve’ turned into indefinite social distance and mask wearing, we went from a health situation to a dangerous political power grab.
Surviving the shutdown — #SpeakingRecovery
Daniel Regan from Relevance Behavioral Health talked about how parents can recognize the signs that your teen is slipping into a dark place with addiction.
What does ‘new normal’ look like? (Opinion)
Masks, distance, no handshakes, no hugs…all a part of what politicians like Phil Murphy want the post-COVID world to look like.