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.
Go-To Tex-Mex and Mexican food in New Jersey
For Spadea, it's Tortuga's in Princeton.
NJ’s opportunity to step up and help India (Opinion)
A group called Tana is raising funds to purchase medical equipment for the distressed area, Spadea says.
Stupidity continues at this Old Bridge school (Opinion)
Spadea says Old Bridge joins the growing number of schools returning to a dystopian and somewhat deranged version of in-person schooling.
Real Housewives of NJ fan? See Spadea with the ‘House Husbands’
Spadea will be joined by the husbands of RHONJ on June 12th at the Hard Rock Casino in AC.
Overdose deaths hitting new levels in NJ with lockdown (Opinion)
Spadea says one bright spot in this miserable mess is the success of an outstanding NJ organization, CFC Loud-N-Clear.
New Jersey increasingly ignoring Governor Murphy (Opinion)
Spadea says the absurdity of another major announcement as we enter Day 414 of 15 to stop the spread is not lost on most people now.
Hero NJ nurse fights back after suspension without pay (Opinion)
Erin Pein raised some important questions over the past few months when it comes to kids in masks and has been suspended without pay.
Rahway officer uses Heimlich maneuver to save a choking diner
Rahway Police Officer Eddie O'Donnell is Spadea's #BlueFriday honoree this week.
This lawyer is standing up for the disabled and all of NJ (Opinion)
Rosemary Becchi is an attorney in New Jersey who has stuck her neck out to fight for the rest of us, Spadea says.
Why the NJ Republican Party continues to fail (Opinion)
Spadea says the state is in a crisis, but it has nothing to do with COVID.