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.

The First Coast Flyer

JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. is joining other transit chiefs around the country in expressing concern about proposed fiscal year 2019 budget cuts to the public transit Capital Investment Grant Program.

Kraken Cycleboats

The St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville is about to get more lively.

The First Coast Flyer

A big piece of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s funding puzzle has been approved to help pay for another phase of JTA’s rapid transit plan.

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A beautiful Friday morning greeted the opening of the annual World of Nations celebration in downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville City Hall, St. James Building
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is touting some good news from one of the financial sector’s key rating agencies.

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The Jacksonville-based parent company behind Winn-Dixie and Harveys may file for bankruptcy as soon as March, according to Bloomberg.

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Jacksonville Jaguars fans will still be taking it to the bank this fall, just not EverBank.

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Jacksonville’s International Auto Show is underway at the Prime Osborn Convention Center downtown.

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Recognizing that those on the First Coast may also be suffering emotionally following the mass school shooting in South Florida, local counseling is being offered.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a significant milestone Monday.

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Science fiction is meeting science fact in a new exhibit at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

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If you were planning to use the Mathews or Hart Bridges this weekend, you may want to reconsider your travel plan.

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After being closed for four months and undergoing a major renovation following Hurricane Irma's devastating blow, Bistro Aix will reopening on February 8.

Provided by Jimmy Johns for Congress

St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns has announced he is mounting a campaign to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast.

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Amazon is facing a new competitor in Jacksonville’s online retail space.