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.

Bill is WJCT's Digital Content Editor, producing digital news content for, the station's smartphone app and social media outlets. He also reports for 89.9 FM and occasionally works on videos for WJCT's media platforms.

He's covered stories ranging from presidents and community leaders to hurricane preparations and automotive news.

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, community events and most importantly - family and friends.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The Florida Department of Transportation has started construction on a new access road leading to the Jacksonville National Cemetery on the city’s Northside.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Crime became less frequent in Duval County and Florida in 2018, according to an annual Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released this week. 

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic has announced it will build a $233 million oncology facility on its Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy.

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A UNF poll released Friday finds strong support among surveyed voters to implement a half-cent sales tax to repair or replace aging Duval County public schools.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Yet more research shows Florida – and especially Jacksonville – has an expensive road ahead in dealing with rising seas.

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Grand Rapids, Mich. will be added to the list of cities with nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) starting in October.

City of Atlantic Beach

The mayors of Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches are joining together Wednesday evening as the Beaches make plans to deal with sea level rise.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The last original tenant at The Jacksonville Landing has closed.

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Guns N’ Roses – including Axl Rose and Slash – are bringing their Not In This Lifetime tour to Jacksonville this fall.

Wounded Warrior Project

More than 40 disabled veterans from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and South Florida got to enjoy the ocean and some surfing Sunday thanks to volunteers.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News

The Cummer Museum’s newest exhibit is now on display.

Governor's Press Office

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that is expected to speed up the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles in Florida.

Pulidos Automotive / Via Facebook

President Donald Trump’s escalating use of tariffs — and threats of more — is starting to hit home in Jacksonville.

Tariffs are taxes on imported goods.

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A portion of Seagate Avenue in Neptune Beach has been closed as part of the State Road A1A (Third Street) drainage project.

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Florida is leading the nation when it comes to gasoline price drops.