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.
Opinion: Five Topics to Talk About at Your Easter Sunday Gathering
If you can't have a conversation about a controversial subject, why are you hanging out with that person in the first place?
Opinion: Message for NJ Democrats- It’s Time to Walk Away
Truly, the politics in our state are a mess. The answer is to recognize that we do have a two-party system and it's unlikely that the Democrats can shake the radicals anytime soon so that leaves the GOP.
Two Heroes Killed Trying to Save a Stranger’s Life in PA
This is dedicated to the two heroes, Trooper Martin Mack and Trooper Brandon Sisca, who represent the best of the Pennsylvania State Police and law enforcement across the nation.
NJ Volunteer Hotline Helps Law Enforcement in Need
At any given time any one of us needs to vent about a bad and stressful day at work. This certainly applies to law enforcement officers who never know what they are going to encounter on the next shift.
Atlantic City, NJ, Cop Honored for Saving Stabbed Victims
Although Officer Berecheiko is humble and feels he was simply "doing his job," his heroic efforts were recognized by the National Association of Police Organizations this month with a "TOP COP" award.
Opinion: Hopewell, NJ, Cops Swept Away by Floods, Fire Weapon for Help
A dramatic rescue unfolded at the height of the storm and flooding Wednesday night after a Hopewell police officer was swept away by floodwaters while assisting a stranded motorist.
Incredible Photos & Videos: Ida’s Aftermath Put NJ Under Water
Spadea's listeners share their photos and videos after Ida hit the Garden State.
Opinion: Say Their Names — 13 Warriors Killed by Incompetent Government
All were killed in a suicide bomber attack at the Kabul airport as they tried to make sense of the chaos created by the weakness and cowardice in the current White House.
Opinion: YouTube Censored NJ Senate Hearing Video About Kids
The New Jersey Senate held a hearing to discuss masking school kids and YouTube didn't like it.
Opinion: New Jersey Increasingly Ignoring Gov. Murphy
The absurdity of another major announcement as we enter day #414 of 15 to stop the spread is not lost on most people now.