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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Former city councilman and mayoral candidate Bill Bishop has decided he wants to return to City Hall.

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Little Rain Lake Preserve in Keystone Heights is being set aside for restoration and preservation.

Edward Waters College

The President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville will be stepping down.

Thursday Dr. Nat Glover announced he will retire as president after securing an $8.5 million investment in the college in Jacksonville's 2017 - 2018 budget, which was approved by City Council Tuesday night.


Motorists traveling east and west on Atlantic Boulevard between Southside Boulevard and Arlington Expressway will see double lane closures Friday, September 29 from 7 p.m. through Monday, October 2 at 5 a.m. to complete drainage and roadway improvements.

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EV enthusiasts from across the First Coast gathered in downtown Jacksonville Wednesday evening for the annual North Florida Drive Electric rally.

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it is launching  nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia next year, with tickets going on sale now.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is once again in the national spotlight.

Eric Green

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to hire longtime JAXPORT executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry isn't mincing words following Sunday's visual statement at the Jaguars/Ravens London game and other games around the NFL, in which some players kneeled in a show of solidarity against remarks made by President Donald Trump.

Tim Ireland / Associated Press

Following President Donald Trump's tweet and remarks calling for NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem to be fired, many in the NFL are making a very visual statement, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.