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.
Is the curfew at the Jersey Shore a good idea? (Opinion)
Sea Isle City is enforcing it.
This place is a must-hit restaurant at the Jersey Shore
It's hard to serve a large group and get the timing, temperature, and quality perfect.
A model for NJ schools: Academics, agriculture and America
The "micro-school" is called "Tranquil Teachings" and is a model for parents and teachers across the state.
NJ mayor highlights month of giving in Florham Park
Jersey Mike's is getting involved on March 29.
A seat at the table in New Jersey politics — for you
Join us at the Palace in Somerset, New Jersey on Thursday April 27th.
Time for a ‘hot bath’ in NJ — a delicious staple of Spadea’s diet
Did you know Bagna Cauda translates to "Hot Bath"?
Finally, after the COVID panic, a proper tribute for NJ first responders (Opinion)
Our reaction to COVID and the aftermath that impacted so many families, businesses and first responders will be debated for years.
NJ Marines honor the 20th anniversary of a major battle in Iraq
The Reunion for the warriors of An-Nasiriyah will take place this weekend.
Want to fix New Jersey? All you have to do is vote
There are several incumbents and challengers across the state who will be deserving of your vote.
Do you have a guardian angel?
A listener told us a story about how a guardian angel saved her lost child.