Bill Bortzfield

DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR

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 Jacksonville.com 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.

Raysonho / Wikimedia Commons

Toys "R" Us – which is $5 billion in debt, according to the Associated Press – has announced it is closing 180 stores nationwide, including 11 stores here in Florida.

One Spark/Facebook

Daily’s Place amphitheater will be turned into “Idea City,” according to One Spark organizers.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

There were more layoffs Thursday at The Florida Times-Union.


Via Mayor Lenny Curry's Office / Haskell and Yves Rathle: studio YVES inc

Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities after reviewing 238 proposals for its future second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Jacksonville didn't make the cut.

Thomas Andrew Gustafson

Jacksonville's annual GastroFest will have a new home this year.

Jacksonville City Hall, St. James Building
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville has taken another step toward suing pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the city’s opioid addiction crisis.

The Ferber Company / Via ModernCities.com

Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood is on track to get more restaurants and retail. Brooklyn Place is a 12,500 square foot development that’s currently undergoing planning and the approval process.


Jacksonville Children's Chorus / via YouTube

New Year's Day 2018 is one that members of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus' Touring Choir will remember for years to come.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A downtown Jacksonville nightspot on East Bay Street will be closing next month. 


Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

HOBNOB co-owner Ellen Cottrill told employees Tuesday morning the restaurant portion of her business is closing immediately, although the events venue portion of the business will continue.


John Burr / WJCT Business Analyst

Fans flocked to Daily's Place for a big pep rally hosted by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry Friday evening.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Sumatran tiger cubs at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens we first told you about in November now have names.

Dennis Schroeder/Energy.Gov / Via Wikimedia Commons

Legislation has been filed for what appears to be nearly $54 million in public incentives to lure a solar company to Jacksonville.


Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

With a sellout crowd expected for the Jaguars first home playoff game in nearly two decades, the team is encouraging fans to arrive early both for traffic flow and to enjoy a full slate of pregame festivities.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville and the Jaguars are cranking up the hype machine to get fans and the city excited for the first Jags home playoff game since 2000.

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