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 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.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s Office has released additional details for his plan to fly the five military branch flags in front of City Hall.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The overall premium people pay for waterfront homes is shrinking around the country, but Jacksonville is bucking that trend.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The newsroom staff at The Florida Times-Union has voted to form a union.

Tuesday the Republican Party of Duval County called on the Democratic Party to put a stop to a local organizer urging protests at newly-appointed Republican District 10 City Councilman Terrence Freeman’s home.

Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville

It looks as though Florida’s reputation as a friendly place to retire remains secure.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Two threatened Eastern indigo snakes hatched on July 10 and 11 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

JTA

The newest leg of the First Coast Flyer rapid bus transit system is scheduled to open before the end of the year and that has the Jacksonville Transportation Authority going on a hiring spree.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s decided that in addition to flying the United States flag, “we should add the five military branch flags in an array around the National Colors in front of City Hall.”

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The beach water advisory issued Tuesday for a small section of Jekyll Island has been lifted.

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Plans for the old Neptune Beach Kmart shopping center have taken a new turn.

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Glynn County health officials are warning beach goers on Jekyll Island not to go in the water in the Middle Beach area at the convention center.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is showing off its latest additions.

JEA

JEA has issued a precautionary boil water advisory following a water main break on Sunday.

Web.com

Jacksonville-based Web.com has announced a deal to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC for approximately $2 billion.

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It’s well known the vast majority of new cars start depreciating as soon as they’re driven off the lot. But some can drop more than 50 percent in value in the first three years.

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