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 4/15 – Will Gov. Murphy Ban Dancing at Prom?
Murphy again mentioned during his COVID briefing Wednesday that he would probably expand capacity in time for proms and graduations but did not talk about allowing dancing.
Woman With Blood Clots After Getting J&J Vaccine Was Hospitalized in NJ
One of six women who developed dangerous blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine was hospitalized in New Jersey.
NJ Top News 4/14 – You Were Scheduled for J&J Vax. Now What?
As federal health agencies investigate a possible link between the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson and blot clot complications, New Jersey has stopped using the vaccine.
NJ Top News 4/13 – Will Murphy Cancel Proms, Graduations Again?
While the most stringent restrictions have been lifted, gathering limits remain in place. The impact on prom and graduation are still not clear.
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.