Eric Scott has been a broadcaster and creator of content since he was 14. Now, as the Senior Political Director for New Jersey 101.5, he helps our community understand the complicated world of New Jersey politics. With almost 30 years of covering the state's political scene, Scott provides insight and perspective and help you understand what it all means for you and your family. You can hear Scott on-air as he delivers the morning news broadcasts on the Bill Spadea show. He also produces and hosts our Town Hall series of programs that explore critical issues facing the residents of New Jersey. Scott is honored to have received three Edward R. Murrow awards.
Controversy erupts over trans athlete’s new swim record in NJ
Trans swimmer Meghan Cortez-Fields sets new record at Ramapo College, raising questions about transgender inclusion in women's sports.
Property taxes soar: How much more? — NJ Top News
Property taxes hit a new record high in New Jersey, but brace yourself for even bigger increases. Eric Scott explains why on New Jersey's First News.
School imposes curfew on laptops — NJ Top News
A New Jersey district will deactivate school issued laptops at night so kids can get more sleep. Eric Scott explains on New Jersey's First News.
Massive property tax increases could return to New Jersey
A NJ lawmaker wants to get rid of property tax caps. Voter approval would no longer be needed to pass huge local increases.
How many migrants in NJ — NJ Top News
Gov. Murphy refuses to say how many migrants New Jersey is caring for, but faith-based organizations have seen a spike in demand for services.
Many New Jersey businesses must now do this, or face heavy fines
A new federal law requires all New Jersey businesses to file new disclosures. The process can be confusing. Here is what you need to know.
Weekend snow to impact travel — NJ Top News
Winter keeps hanging on in New Jersey. Treacherous travel is likely on Saturday as more snow falls on the Garden State. Eric Scott has the latest on this morning's First News.
Most Wanted: Dangerous Fugitives In Monmouth County, NJ
🚨 Police are hunting for dangerous criminals linked to crime in Monmouth County 🚨Many are wanted for violent crimes against children 🚨These are the most wanted fugitives in Monmouth County Investigators are hoping you can help bring Monmouth County's most wanted fugitives to justice. From crimes involvi...
Democrats block big tax break for New Jersey couples
NJ Democrats helped defeat a bill that could have given many New Jersey couples a huge tax break.
NJ schools cancel Presidents’ Day — NJ Top News
After using up all the built in snow days, many New Jersey schools are opting to cancel Presidents' Day and hold classes instead. Eric Scott has details on this morning's First News.