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.

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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.

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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.

You may have heard that Facebook is changing what flows into your news feed. 

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Lynyrd Skynyrd has announced a farewell tour that will kick off on May 4 in West Palm Beach.

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Elton John has announced his farewell tour, and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena has made the list.


As fully autonomous cars and other vehicles move closer to becoming a reality on Jacksonville’s roadways, a new study shows the majority of Americans still don’t trust the technology.