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 in Houston, where he also served as the assistant news director and at KESQ-ABC 3 in Palm Desert, Calif., where he was the station's news director.

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


From comics and movies to the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s, the history of superheroes will be on display beginning Saturday at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

Foreground: Jessie Ball duPont Fund / Background: Jessica Palumbo, WJCT News

One of Jacksonville’s best known nonprofits will soon have a new leader.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be giving the public an update Thursday evening on plans to restore Big Fishweir Creek in Jacksonville’s Avondale area.

Spirit Airlines

Another airline is setting up shop at the Jacksonville International Airport (JIA).

Barrington Development

Renderings for a downtown Jacksonville resort at the site of the never-completed Berkman II have been released.

Skyline photo: RYAN KETTERMAN / VISIT JACKSONVILLE, 5G graphic: Nicosariego / Wikimedia Commons

This week AT&T announced Jacksonville will be one of five additional cities in the U.S. to get its next-generation 5G before the end of the year.


You might not think Jacksonville’s medical community could get excited about a smartwatch but you’d be wrong.

Republic Services

When it comes to recycling in Jacksonville, what some of us were taught years ago no longer applies. Why does that matter? 

"One dirty item can contaminate an entire truckload, so make sure recyclables are empty, clean and dry," says the website of recycling contractor Republic Services.

David Luckin / WJCT

Two Jacksonville-area hospitals are opening their doors to patients being evacuated from facilities in the path of Hurricane Florence while Florida utility crews make their way to the Carolinas.

Via City of St. Augustine

St. Augustine city leaders asked for the public’s help in figuring out what to do with the old Waterworks Building on San Marco Avenue and received plenty of opinions.

Jacksonville flooding
Robert Torbert

Although current tracks have Hurricane Florence staying well north of Jacksonville, the River City remains in a vulnerable position when it comes to storms.

Cher is one busy lady.

Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph M. Buliavac / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a statistic that may surprise older parents and those without children.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) board has approved a plan called MOVE.

Both major party nominees for governor announced their picks for lieutenant governor Thursday morning.