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
Pressure Mounts for New Mask Mandate in NJ Schools
Governor Phil Murphy on Monday said he is "comfortable where we are" on mask mandates, but left the door open to reimplementing mask rules.
Despite Job Gains, NJ Unemployment Rate Rises Again
Since last March, more than 2.1 million residents have filed for unemployment benefits. More than 266,000 are considered long-term unemployed, meaning they have been collecting for more than a year.
Hillsborough, NJ, Fire Fighter Dies Responding to Car Fire
A 37-year veteran firefighter has died responding to call in Hillsborough, Somerset County.
Sweeney and NJEA Make Nice Ahead of NJ Elections
The NJEA's endorsement of Sweeney may not exactly signal an end to their long simmering feud, but rather a détente. Sweeney does not let go of grudges easily, and neither does the NJEA.
Signs Point to New COVID Restrictions Coming in NJ
There are increasing signs from the Murphy administration that mask mandates and other restrictions could return to New Jersey by the fall.
Ciattarelli Vows to ‘Roll Back’ NJ’s LGBTQ School Curriculum
While Ciattarelli says he supports teaching, "diversity, inclusivity, tolerance, and respect for others," we should not be "pushing explicit subjects in elementary school classrooms."
Watch: NJ ‘Karen’ Loses it in Victoria’s Secret
In the viral video, a woman is seen collapsing to the floor, trying to shield her face, crying for Ukenta to stop recording her and claiming her rights were being violated.
NJ Makes it Legal to Sell Home Baked Goods
NJ was the only state to ban selling home baked goods
Many NJ Shore Towns Cracking Down on Rowdy Teens
In Beach Haven, locals have been posting video of teens being loud, rude, urinating in public and harassing residents. There have been similar issues reported in other shore towns, like Ocean City, Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River, and more.
Common Colds Return as NJ Ditches Masks
One potential advantage of mask wearing and social distancing was a sharp drop in common cold and influenza infections. Now, as we ditch the mask and resume gathering with friends and family, both are making a comeback.