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.


Carnival Cruise Line will stay in Jacksonville through at least May 2021 and potentially through 2027 under a new agreement announced by JAXPORT, which also calls for improvements to the terminal building.

Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Senior Pastor Mac Brunson announced during his Sunday service that is resigning his position at First Baptist Church in downtown Jacksonville.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The EverBank Field signs are coming down at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ downtown stadium.

BRR/Shivam Properties II, LLC / Via Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission

Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new Jacksonville Beach hotel at Beach Boulevard and South Third Street.


Jacksonville commuters who feel like they spend all day in the car aren't alone.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Get ready to exercise some patience if you’ll be in the downtown sports complex area this weekend.

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Shad Khan may soon own the Jaguars' London home away from home.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Thursday morning Jacksonville Mayor Lenny appeared to have put the idea of privatizing JEA to rest by going on record against the idea.


Jacksonville is one of 37 cities across the county where Amazon will deliver packages to locked cars that are unattended via remote unlocking.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Tuesday night the Jacksonville City Council delayed voting on resolutions regarding whether to continue to investigate a proposed sale of JEA.

Via the Jaguars

Jacksonville will be saying goodbye to its most famous hometown band on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Darnell Brady / Jacksonville Jaguars

The old two-tone Jaguars helmets are out. Teal pants are in.


Jaguars President Mark Lamping announced Baltimore-based Cordish Companies has been tapped to develop the downtown area around EverBank Field, which will soon become TIAA Bank Field.


Although Jacksonville's annual bowl game has been called the TaxSlayer Bowl for years now, many continue to call it the Gator Bowl.

Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps. via Wikimedia Commons

Clay County has a big day planned. It’s hosting its Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 14, at the Thrasher-Horne Center.