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.

This week on The Florida Roundup we discussed nine symbols of the Confederacy that have been removed in Florida over the past three years. Dozens more remain. We also looked at the increasingly crowded field of Democrats vying for governor.

Bob Mack / The Florida Times-Union

A big change is coming to next year’s 26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.

The Daily Record

Jehovah’s Witnesses will be holding three-day conventions at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on June 15-17 and June 29-July 1.

Tomás Del Coro / Wikimedia Commons

Elite Airways has announced new nonstop service between Rochester International Airport (RST) in Minnesota to Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine.

Jacksonville Jaguars

It’s official. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday morning the team's stadium is now T-I-A-A Bank Field at 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive.


Those tired of hunting for a parking spot at the St. Johns Town Center, and who are willing to pay, now have another option.

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A new exhibit has opened at Jacksonville’s Museum Science & History (MOSH) that allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by National Geographic explorers in the field.

Gov. Rick Scott's Office

Clay County Emergency Management officials are advising residents along the south prong of Black Creek to keep an eye on rising waters.


Seavin Incorporated, the parent company of San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine and Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards outside of Orlando, is voluntarily recalling of some wines that may contain small grains or bits of glass.

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Short term gas prices may have peaked.


FPL has hit a new milestone in Putnam County: nearly a half-million solar panels.

Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville

The latest U.S. Census Bureau data shows Jacksonville is maintaining its rank as Florida’s most populous city and the country’s 12th largest city.

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Jacksonville boasts that it has one of the largest and unique park systems in the nation with more than 400 parks and recreational sites but the Trust for Public Land found the city lagging behind the park systems of 84 other U.S. cities.

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Although it’s not officially part of this weekend’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Landing has plenty of live  music planned for the holiday weekend.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Gary Granger Jr. / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

The Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) has hit a new all-time April high with 545,386 passengers arriving and departing last month, a 13.55 percent increase over April 2017.