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.


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.

Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez / Wikimedia Commons

A feral cat has tested positive to rabies in the Doctors Lake area of Orange Park, prompting the Florida Department of Health in Clay County to issue a rabies advisory.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

White Oak Conservation

Two critically endangered whooping cranes raised in Nassau County have been flown along with their parents and released to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Wisconsin.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The St. Johns River was closed Tuesday as crews begin replacing the terminal bridges and performing maintenance over the next eight weeks.


With Gordon expected to become a hurricane and headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast, analysts are keeping a close eye on the nation’s oil refineries.

Left: U.S. Mint, Right: RyderAce/Wikimedia Commons

The United States Mint has released a new quarter featuring Cumberland Island, Ga. on the back.


After the holiday weekend is over, motorists who use the St. Johns Ferry will have to take the long way around to cross the St. Johns River.


Lynyrd Skynyrd this weekend is performing the home-grown band’s final show in Jacksonville, and it will be a doozy.


The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails at Sweet Pete’s Candy in downtown Jacksonville at Hemming Park has permanently closed.


Thursday morning Electronic Arts (EA), the parent company of EA Sports, announced it will set up a live stream and fund following Sunday’s mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing where a “Madden 19” gaming tournament was being held.


The owner of Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille and GLHF Game Bar, where a mass shooting occurred Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing, is speaking out.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University's athletic department is rolling out new branding while celebrating its past.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

WJCT News along with other news media used the term “mass shooting” in reporting Sunday’s tragedy at the Jacksonville Landing in which two people were killed and nine others where shot. The gunman also took his own life.