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.
Amazing Soppressata pizza is found at this Neptune City, NJ restaurant
The brick and tile wood-fired oven will draw you in.
Birravino restaurant in Red Bank, NJ: A must-go dining experience
From the moment we were greeted at the restaurant by the Manager Brian to the expert service from Marie, our outstanding waitress, we knew we were in for a great night.
Top 4 places in NJ to get great pancakes
These are the best places to get a delicious pancake.
Have you ever saved a life in Jersey or been saved?
We had a great conversation on the air this week about life-saving techniques.
Where to find the best onion rings in New Jersey
It's my go-to side dish if I'm breaking the normal routine of healthy eating.
Hungry at 2 a.m.? These four NJ restaurants are open 24 hours
If you are traveling late or way too early, there are some options for a snack or a full meal.
Top 5 donut shops in NJ
If you really have a sweet tooth, you owe it to yourself to avoid the big chains and stop by one of New Jersey's best bakeries.
More of the best craft breweries in NJ — Part 2
A new list by popular demand.
Great New Jersey charity helping women and children
It's a group my wife and I are proud to support with our time and resources.
Best pizza and cheesesteaks in New Jersey — Part 2
Here's the extended list for you to check out.
Best places for ice cream in four NJ regions
Ice cream is a great unifier for people of all political persuasions.
NJ Senate President Nick Scutari’s ex-wife speaks out
Karolina Dehnhard is a courageous lawyer on a mission to help women across the Garden State.