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: 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.
Opinion: Atco Dragway Targeted Unfairly by NJ Government
According to the owner, Atco Dragway was shutdown with having less fans than the max capacity.
Opinion: Gov. Murphy Moves NJ’s Goal Posts Again
Despite the fact that there is an abundance of space in our medical facilities and plenty of medical pros to treat sick people, we remained closed.
Opinion: NJ Criminalizes Cops and Silences Parents
Only New Jersey politicians could screw up legalizing pot.
Opinion: Why Does the Media Ignore this Black Candidate?
Billy Prempeh is poised to take over the congressional seat from Bill Pascrell.
Opinion: President Trump is an example of courage and leadership
It’s about time we had a tough talking, strong leader in the White House.