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 in Houston, where he also served as the assistant news director and at KESQ-ABC 3 in Palm Desert, Calif., where he was the station's news director.

Married with two grown children, Bill enjoys cars, motorcycles, and most importantly - family and friends.


Lynyrd Skynyrd this weekend is performing the home-grown band’s final show in Jacksonville, and it will be a doozy.


The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails at Sweet Pete’s Candy in downtown Jacksonville at Hemming Park has permanently closed.


Thursday morning Electronic Arts (EA), the parent company of EA Sports, announced it will set up a live stream and fund following Sunday’s mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing where a “Madden 19” gaming tournament was being held.


The owner of Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille and GLHF Game Bar, where a mass shooting occurred Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing, is speaking out.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University's athletic department is rolling out new branding while celebrating its past.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

WJCT News along with other news media used the term “mass shooting” in reporting Sunday’s tragedy at the Jacksonville Landing in which two people were killed and nine others where shot. The gunman also took his own life.

Left: Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union, Right: Al Lawson Campaign

A University of North Florida poll released Thursday of likely Democratic primary voters shows incumbent District 5 Congressman Al Lawson with a commanding lead.

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Cruisers Grill in Jacksonville Beach will soon be undergoing a $1.4 million renovation.


Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Marlon McCree has been arrested in connection with a fraud scheme totaling nearly $78,000.

The Mayo Clinic

The head of Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has been elected as the health organization’s next CEO.


Entering the final three weeks before the Aug. 28 primary election, the Democratic gubernatorial candidates will take part in a Town Hall Thursday night at 8 p.m. at Jacksonville University.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

You won’t need a TV this year to watch Jacksonville Jaguars preseason games.

Joe Mabel / Wikimedia Commons

Plans to widen County Road 210 are in the design phase with construction expected to get underway either next year or in 2021.

Iguana Investments / Via the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s investment company is submitting plans for a downtown riverfront convention center and hotel.

Edward Waters College

Over 75 vendors will be at Edward Waters College Saturday morning for the 10th Annual Back to School Giveway.