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.


If you drive downtown on the Bay Street, Union Street, Liberty Street, or a variety of other downtown streets, you might run into slowdowns over a five night stretch as Mathews Expressway traffic is detoured for paving work.

Via News4Jax

CSX has announced Jim Foote is taking over as acting CEO while CEO Hunter Harrison is on medical leave.

Via Mayor Lenny Curry's Office / Burdette Ketchum

Thursday afternoon Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office released the city’s video pitch to bring Amazon’s second headquarters location to Jacksonville. Amazon's first headquarters is in Seattle. 

Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

The Florida Times-Union has announced it will outsource its newspaper printing beginning in February, which will displace approximately 50 employees. 


Another traffic project is about to get underway in Jacksonville.

Anthonyjvezza / Wikimedia Commons

Wawa, the convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania, officially opens its first two First Coast area stores on Wednesday.

@SanMarcoTrain on Twitter

Recently a lively voice popped up on Jacksonville’s Twitter scene that takes potshots at politicians, sports figures, media folks, and yes,  the infamous San Marco train crossing.

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney has released new images and information about its upcoming transportation system addition that will connect its Lake Buena Vista, Florida parks and resorts.

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Regan / U.S. Navy

Santa is making the rounds across the First Coast.


One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma has come to an end Friday in Clay County.

The Salvation Army

With overnight lows expected to get into the 30s over the weekend, area shelters are preparing accommodations for the homeless who might otherwise be out in the elements all night.

City Rescue Mission

The City Rescue Mission is preparing for this weekend’s cold snap to make sure the homeless have a place to get away from the chilly weather.

The mission will be extending its space to accommodate up to 100 additional people on Saturday and Sunday nights.


Lots of First Coast families will no doubt be bringing home a real Christmas trees this weekend.

But do you know how to safely get that tree to the house without damaging your car or potentially hurting someone along the way?


The planned traffic shift for this weekend along Interstate 95 southbound on the Fuller Warren Bridge has been postponed because of the weather forecast, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Odette Struys.

Provided by Mayor Lenny Curry's Office

Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed a longtime political strategist as his new Chief of Staff.