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, 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.

flgov.com and WJCT News

As political insiders look to whether term-limited Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) will run for the U.S. Senate, a new UNF poll out this morning shows that if he does, incumbent Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will have a tough battle ahead.


File photo

Some Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders are in for changes as the transit agency looks at modifying three routes, adding two and eliminating two. 


Drone Aviation Corp.

A Jacksonville drone company has secured a new contract worth more than $800,000 from a U.S. Department of Defense customer.


WJCT News / Bortzfield

The closely watched renovation and transformation of a historic Jacksonville building into the Cowford Chophouse is nearing completion.

Deremer Studios via Amelia Island Tourist Development Council

Local tourism officials have something new to brag about. 


Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made yet another Forbes list.

Harrell & Harrell

The founder and patriarch of the Jacksonville law firm Harrell & Harrell died over the weekend.

Florida Department of Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is rolling out its next generation Driver License and ID cards.

SP Lee / Wikimedia Commons

A new poll released Tuesday finds 52 percent of registered voters in Florida oppose prohibiting the sale of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, with 42 percent supporting a prohibition.

White nationalist Richard Spencer
Wikimedia Commons

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida.


News4Jax

Amazon’s employment footprint in Jacksonville is about to get larger - at least for a while - as the online retail giant announces a big hiring push for seasonal workers in time for holiday shoppers.

FDOT

If you use the Wonderwood Drive bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway you may run into some delays later this month.

IKEA

Remember the days of waiting in line for things like concert tickets, the iPhone or Black Friday sales?

monument
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

A new University of North Florida poll released Thursday morning shows the majority of registered voters oppose removing Confederate statues in Jacksonville.


Jake May/The Flint Journal / MLive.com via AP

The Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors has unanimously approved admitting girls.

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