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.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em — Do you miss cigarettes? (Opinion)
It's certainly not fashionable today to smoke cigarettes, but do you miss it at all?
WATCH: Video of cops saving trapped dog from a fire in Jersey
The #BlueFriday honorees are from the Atlantic Highlands Police Department.
Will New Jersey survive the next lockdown? (Opinion)
Here we are. Day 249 of 15 days to stop the spread.
Can this NJ lawyer defeat Governor Murphy? (Opinion)
Do you think that anyone can defeat Murphy in 2021?
The most popular Thanksgiving side dishes in America
Can you guess New Jersey's favorite side dish?
No need for a COVID vaccine to reopen 100% (Opinion)
We're hearing that a new vaccine, released after the election of course, is somewhere between 90% and 95% according to statements from Pfizer and Moderna.
If you’re scared, you are not invited to dinner (Opinion)
At the Spadea household, we have continued to entertain friends and family for the past several months ignoring the absurd directives from government.
Not New York, not Philadelphia, embarrassed to be New Jersey (Opinion)
Governor Murphy is playing on your fears and making you doubt your normal instincts as a free American.
If you don’t cry once a day at this job, you’re fired (Opinion)
Do you work at a job that has you crying over the sad stories of struggle that you deal with every day?
NJ Transit cops save commuter from death
A commuter fell between the train and the platform at the Trenton station and got stuck.