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.

Via Tribridge Residential

The Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre is getting a new name and a new home.


JTA has announced the next phase of its vision to eventually replace and expand the existing Skyway with autonomous electric vehicles.

Magic Aviation / Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Airlines is adding another route out of Jacksonville International Airport to San Antonio, beginning August 12.


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has a plan in place to fix the big hole that opened Wednesday on Beach Boulevard near Hodges Boulevard.

Bonnie Zerr / WJCT

The smooth sounds of jazz are filling the HD Radio airwaves in Jacksonville with the launch of a new “pop-up” radio station on 89.9 FM HD4.

“We thought we do our part in getting people in the mood for this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival by creating a pop-up jazz station. Over 1000 songs are in rotation celebrating America’s original art form, jazz,” said WJCT Station Manager David Luckin.


The Florida Times-Union

Wednesday marks a worldwide Ride of Silence to remember bicyclists who have been killed while riding.


Southeastern Grocers’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan is a go after a judge approved it Monday.


Motorists that use Atlantic Boulevard at Empire Point and I-295 on the Northside may run into some delays as the Florida Department of Transportation works on improvements.


Gas prices are up 49 cents in Florida as compared to a year ago, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Visit Jacksonville

The St. Johns River Ferry will be getting $3.35 million in improvements thanks to a federal grant.


Ortega Bridge boaters on Jacksonville’s Westside will be impacted beginning Monday as cleaning and painting work commences under the drawbridge.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

One of two recently rescued manatees recuperating at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Manatee Critical Care Center is ready to be released.

U.S. Navy

Two members from The Blue Angels will be arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Monday to discuss plans with representatives and the media for the upcoming NAS Jax Air Show on October 27 and 28.


Beaches Energy, which serves Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra and Palm Valley, has joined one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the U.S.

Magic Aviation / Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Airlines is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.