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.
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New Jersey correctional officer swims 300 yards to save boater
This weeks #BlueFriday honoree is Correctional Officer Chad Ammerman, who saved an elderly man stranded off the shore.
Ocean Township police revive 10-month-old at Route 9 Dunkin’
Spadea #BlueFriday honorees are Patrolman Philip Calanni, Lieutenant Scott Murphy and Sergeant Deleeuw.
New Jersey inventor wins big on ‘Shark Tank’
Michael Sweigart who lives in Manalapan landed a deal on Shark Tank with his invention called "FurZapper".
Who to tip at Christmas and why you should sweat the small stuff (Opinion)
My thought is that if someone in a service industry has made your life easier, consider throwing them a little extra cash this season.
NJ State Troopers save a 71-year-old woman lost in the woods
Troopers from the Kingwood Station, the Hunterdon K-9 unit and the NJSP Aviation Unit worked together to find her.
WATCH: Washington Twp Officer rescues dog from local pond
This week’s #BlueFriday honoree is Officer John Kuligowski from the Washington Township PD.
#BlueFriday: State Troopers give man CPR, save his life
Troopers Michael Basti and Zachary Andren responded to a 9-1-1 call with a 57-year-old man who had collapsed.
Front-line nurse sees her dog for first time in a month (Opinion)
She's been putting in the extra time as New Jersey’s health care system absorbed the hit from the virus and the shutdown.
Aliens Don’t Exist, but the Jersey Devil Sounds Like a Dying Cat
A New Jersey resident described his encounter with the Jersey Devil back in the '80s.