Join us each week as ‘Chasing News’ host Bill Spadea and producer Ashley Hall chat with guests about everything from pop-culture to politics.
Bill Spadea is the ringleader/host of Chasing News. He brings a unique perspective to the news/talk format, having served as a political strategist, analyst, candidate, and business executive.
Before joining Chasing News, Spadea was a regular guest in the New York and New Jersey television markets as a political strategist and analyst.
He was the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in 2004.
Coinciding with his media and political experience as a candidate and pundit, Spadea served as a real estate executive for 18 years. He still has active broker licenses in New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Massachusetts, and continues to speak on training and sales subjects.
Spadea has a B.A. in history from Boston University and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. He lives in Princeton with his wife and their two children.
Ashley Hall joined Chasing News in 2015 as Ratings Chaser. She’s passionate about doing it all — including producing, video-editing, promotions, social media, and on-camera work.
Ashley comes from FOX29 in Philadelphia, where she was a creative services producer and co-host of the weekly segment “Socially Awkward.”
Ashley is a graduate of Temple University, where her major was broadcast journalism and psychology. She won a 2012 Keystone Press Award for her work inside a Philadelphia school facing closure, as well as the Jim Gardner Excellence in Broadcast award.
She helped launch “JUMP,” a magazine highlighting Philadelphia music.
Her internships included Google, FOX29 and the media department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Ashley’s heart is in Philadelphia, but she loves to travel. Her other passions include music and food.