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.

City Rescue Mission

The City Rescue Mission is preparing for this weekend’s cold snap to make sure the homeless have a place to get away from the chilly weather.

The mission will be extending its space to accommodate up to 100 additional people on Saturday and Sunday nights.


Lots of First Coast families will no doubt be bringing home a real Christmas trees this weekend.

But do you know how to safely get that tree to the house without damaging your car or potentially hurting someone along the way?


The planned traffic shift for this weekend along Interstate 95 southbound on the Fuller Warren Bridge has been postponed because of the weather forecast, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Odette Struys.

Provided by Mayor Lenny Curry's Office

Mayor Lenny Curry has appointed a longtime political strategist as his new Chief of Staff.

Beaches Museum

The Beaches Museum & History Park is going all out for the holidays.



Jacksonville’s city election isn’t until May 5, 2019, but more than 20 candidates have already filed the necessary paperwork to run, including outgoing WJCT President Michael  Boylan.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

A report is out that sheds a lot of light on the state of downtown Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off two of its most recent additions.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Friday is World AIDS Day.

During this week’s lead-up to the event, advocates on the First Coast are working to raise awareness of the important role condoms play in preventing HIV-AIDS.


On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to to shift traffic onto temporary pavement at the Interstate 95 northbound ramp to A1A/State Road 200 at exit 373.

Morgan and Morgan via YouTube

Well known attorney John Morgan is being cagey about a possible political future.


Here’s a fun twist on the holiday season.

Provided by The Dalton Agency

The Southbank will be the site for Jacksonville’s first AC Hotel by Marriott.

 I-95/Overland Bridge project

Overnight motorists going north on I-95 should expect some delays Monday and Tuesday nights.

Wikimedia Commons

After a rollout that stretches back more than a decade, HD Radio is finally gaining a foothold with consumers, with the bottom line being more programming choices for Jacksonville listeners.