I’ve been a broadcaster and creator of content since I was 14, but there has never been a more exciting time for our industry. In digital and social media spaces we are able to break through the boundaries of over-the-air broadcast signals, and extend into markets that were previously unreachable. As the Senior Political Director for New Jersey 101.5, I help you understand the complicated world of New Jersey politics. With almost 30 years of covering the state's political scene, I offer insight and perspective and help you understand what it all means for you and your family. You can hear me on-air as I deliver the morning news broadcasts on the Bill Spadea show. I also produce and host our Town Hall series of programs that explore critical issues facing the residents of New Jersey. I am honored to have received three Edward R. Murrow awards for my broadcasts.
Eric Scott, Senior Political Director
Paterson, NJ, Schools Eliminate Columbus Day
A town that once boasted one of the biggest Italian-American populations in New Jersey has eliminated Columbus Day as a school holiday.
All the COVID Variants Present in NJ and What They Mean
The Delta mutation is getting the blame for a spike in new positive COVID tests in New Jersey and a surge in cases nationwide.
Ciattarelli Wants More Vaccine Exemptions in NJ
As more businesses, schools and government agencies impose COVID vaccination requirements, the republican candidate for New Jersey governor wants more exemptions.
NJ Gov. Murphy Ponders Mask Mandates After New CDC Guidance
State Health officials are reviewing the CDC recommendations and Murphy was not ready to commit to a course of action.
Are COVID Numbers High Enough in NJ to Trigger New Lockdowns?
New Jersey's rate of transmission (r/t) has been steadily increasing and is at 1.40, indicating an expansion of the virus after weeks of decline.
Guadagno Abandons NJ GOP Amid Monmouth Squabble
Kim Guadagno, a republican for three decades and New Jersey's first Lt. Governor is now registered as an independent.
Ocean County Soccer Standout Abandons Rutgers Over Vax Mandate
The recent graduate of Ocean City High School has withdrawn her commitment to play at Rutgers because of their mandate that all students must be fully vaccinated.
Atlantic City to Close Needle Exchange Center, Says it Makes Tourists Uneasy
Over the objections of local health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy, the Atlantic City Council voted 7-2 to shut down the Oasis Harm Reduction Center, which runs the state's largest needle exchange service.
Kean University Warns Unvaccinated Students Will Be Kicked Out
Kean University is warning students if they do not provide proof of vaccination, they will be kicked out. The deadline to provide proof of vaccination status is August 1.
Another Scare at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ
After a number of ride mishaps this season, the entrance to the Hurricane Harbor water park was closed for several hours Monday for what police called a "safety concern."