Bill Bortzfield


Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.

He was the homepage editor for and worked on projects that included an automotive column and podcast, along with handling assignments such as elections and special web sections.

He's covered stories ranging from presidents and community leaders to hurricane preparations and beyond.

Bill also worked as the Digital Director at First Coast News, overseeing the stations' website, apps and social media platforms. 

He got his start as a TV news producer, working at stations including KRIV-Fox 26, where he also served as the assistant news director and at KESQ-ABC 3, where he was the station's news director.

Married with two grown children, Bill enjoys cars, motorcycles, and most importantly - family and friends.


FPL has hit a new milestone in Putnam County: nearly a half-million solar panels.

Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data shows Jacksonville is maintaining its rank as Florida’s most populous city and the country’s 12th largest city.

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Jacksonville boasts that it has one of the largest and unique park systems in the nation with more than 400 parks and recreational sites but the Trust for Public Land found the city lagging behind the park systems of 84 other U.S. cities.

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Although it’s not officially part of this weekend’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Landing has plenty of live  music planned for the holiday weekend.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Gary Granger Jr. / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

The Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) has hit a new all-time April high with 545,386 passengers arriving and departing last month, a 13.55 percent increase over April 2017.

Via Tribridge Residential

The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre is getting a new name and a new home.


JTA has announced the next phase of its vision to eventually replace and expand the existing Skyway with autonomous electric vehicles.

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Frontier Airlines is adding another route out of Jacksonville International Airport to San Antonio, beginning August 12.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has a plan in place to fix the big hole that opened Wednesday on Beach Boulevard near Hodges Boulevard.

Bonnie Zerr / WJCT

The smooth sounds of jazz are filling the HD Radio airwaves in Jacksonville with the launch of a new “pop-up” radio station on 89.9 FM HD4.

“We thought we do our part in getting people in the mood for this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival by creating a pop-up jazz station. Over 1000 songs are in rotation celebrating America’s original art form, jazz,” said WJCT Station Manager David Luckin.


The Florida Times-Union

Wednesday marks a worldwide Ride of Silence to remember bicyclists who have been killed while riding.


Southeastern Grocers’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan is a go after a judge approved it Monday.


Motorists that use Atlantic Boulevard at Empire Point and I-295 on the Northside may run into some delays as the Florida Department of Transportation works on improvements.


Gas prices are up 49 cents in Florida as compared to a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Visit Jacksonville

The St. Johns River Ferry will be getting $3.35 million in improvements thanks to a federal grant.