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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Florida’s biggest health insurer announced Tuesday it is dropping coverage for OxyContin on Jan. 1, 2018 in an effort to help fight opioid abuse.

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

A tradition for generations of Jacksonville area Girl Scouts has come to an end.

Driver's license fees would be cut and a series of sales-tax “holidays” would be offered as part of nearly $180 million package proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott as part of his final budget recommendations.


Motorists using the Baymeadows Road at Interstate 95 will likely face some delays this weekend.


Thursday IKEA announced its schedule of grand opening events in an effort to generate buzz for the Swedish furniture chain's new Jacksonville store.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

It was a year ago today that the Jacksonville Suns Double-A Southern league baseball team was transformed into the Jumbo Shrimp.

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Comcast customers should soon see fewer internet streaming bottlenecks.

Jacksonville Chief Financial Officer Mike Weinstein has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of the new Kids Hope Alliance by Mayor Lenny Curry.

The Teal Pumpkin Project /

You may run into some teal pumpkins while out trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween. 

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

A wide variety of First Coast cultural and entertainment attractions are teaming up to offer kids free admission during the month of November.


Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Jacksonville on Tuesday as part of a three-day tour of his Clinton Foundation projects.

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A large job fair is scheduled at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Advanced Technology Center from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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With Florida-Georgia weekend upon us, many motorists will no doubt be surprised by new traffic patterns the Florida Department of Transportation has been rolling out over the past week as part of the Overland Bridge project along Interstate 95.

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Jacksonville-based Stein Mart has let go 48 employees at its corporate headquarters on the Southbank.

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Former State Senator Girardeau represented Jacksonville in the Florida Senate from 1982-1992, rising to Senate President Pro Tempore from 1988-1990.