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.
How to live to 100 — a Jersey girl’s perspective
Think about the changes in the world since 1920.
Happy Valentine’s Day — Making Capitalism Great! (Opinion)
The encouragement for people to spend money and go out to dinner is outstanding for our economy. So go out and celebrate!
Spadea is back on the road and #DigginIn!
After going through back surgery last year, I’m back on the road around the Great State of New Jersey.
Husband thanks State Trooper for saving his wife’s life
Todd Mizenko wrote us to nominate NJ State Trooper Anthony Pompei who was among several first responders who saved his wife Kristin's life.
Coronavirus is a problem in China, not local Chinese restaurants (Opinion)
In places like Chinatown in NYC, the problem of people staying away is hitting a crisis level for local businesses.
New Jersey needs to model Vermont on pot (Opinion)
I'm a Trump supporting registered Republican who doesn't smoke pot and I think Vermont got it right with legalization.
Exotic meat, comedians on Twitter and a one night (almost) stand
After a long hiatus, I am happy to announce that Jay is finally back in the modern age on social media with a brand new account.
Bill Spadea launches new podcast to help fight addiction
Join Spadea and Daniel Regan in episode one discussing Daniel's personal battle with addiction, impact on his family, and his victory over drugs and alcohol.
NJ Congresswoman betrays country with bill co-sponsorship (Opinion)
There is no other way to put it. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is a disgrace.
Best-subtitled movie ever … well, second anyway (Opinion)
It was mentioned to me last week that "Parasite" should win Best Picture. I wasn't interested until I found out it was a Korean film WITH subtitles.