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
NJ Top News 4/12 – Report: NJ Man Critical With COVID After J&J Vaccination
A Central Jersey man is in critical condition with complications from COVID-19 even though he was fully vaccinated, according to published reports.
NJ Top News 4/9 – NJ Economic Recovery Sputters
The Department of Labor reports another 19,875 new claims filed last week. More than 2.1 million claims have been filed since Gov. Phil Murphy shut the state economy over a year ago.
NJ Top News 4/8 – Get a Beach Badge and a Vaccination On the Boardwalk?
When you head down the shore, before you hit the beach you might be able to get a COVID-19 test or even a vaccine.
NJ Top News 4/7 – NJ Leads National Surge in New COVID-19 Cases
The number of new COVID-19 infections has been dropping dramatically nationwide since January when cases surged after the December holidays. New Jersey is among five states that are bucking that trend.
NJ Top News 4/6 – Normal NJ Summer Still in Doubt Despite Vax Progress
New Jersey is on pace to fully vaccinate 70% of the adult population way ahead of Memorial Day -- and way ahead of schedule. Murphy, however, gave no sign that he is preparing to ease more restrictions.
NJ Top News 4/1 – Schools May Pause Reopening as COVID Surges
Everyone agrees the best place for a child to learn is in a classroom, but just as more schools were planning at least some in-person learning, there are signals the current spike in COVID cases could put that on hold.
NJ Top News 3/26 – Will NJ Require COVID Vaccine for Kids to Attend School?
Will school kids be forced to get a COVID vaccination to attend in-person school?
NJ Top News 3/25 – Murphy Administration Sends Mixed Message About Mutant Threat
There are mixed messages from the Murphy administration about the COVID mutant threat to New Jersey.
NJ Top News 3/23 – Despite Murphy ‘Pause,’ More NJ Schools to Reopen
Citing a rise in the number of COVID mutations detected in New Jersey as well as a new strain of the virus, Murphy confirmed he is pausing plans to continue reopening New Jersey.
NJ Top News 3/22 – Murphy: COVID Variants Delay Lifting Further Restrictions
Amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, New Jersey is making vaccination progress but COVID-19 mutations could derail efforts to lift more restrictions.