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 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.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

On First Coast Connect Friday with guest host A.G. Gancarski we were joined by our Media Roundtable participants.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville and its JEA utility are both taking a hit from Moody’s as the credit giant downgrades the worth of bonds issued by them.

Provided by will no longer be traded on the NASDAQ exchange now that an affiliate of Siris Capital Group has completed its approximately $2 billion acquisition of the Jacksonville-based global provider of internet services.

Oscar Mayer

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been drawing stares, grins and thumbs-up since 1936.


As the Florida Panhandle deals with what is expected to be one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the state, statistics show Florida is among the states hit hardest by hurricanes.

Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office via Facebook

Although hurricanes are serious business, the Santa Rosa (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has decided there is also room to lighten up a little.

Soft Surroundings

Another retailer entering the Jacksonville market.

Mattress Firm announced a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a new online tip form Thursday as part of her department’s ongoing investigation into seven Catholic dioceses in the state.


Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has a razor-thin lead against GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

An endangered Western lowland gorilla has been born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

WW Ranch Motorcross Park

The WW Ranch Motocross Park, on the city’s Westside near Baldwin, will be the site of the inaugural Florida National motocross on June 22, 2019.

University of North Florida

Wednesday the University of North Florida announced the immediate resignation of Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The owners of Chicago Pizza have announced they will reopen at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5.

The business has been closed since the August 26 tragedy that left three dead, including the gunman, who took his own life. Ten others were shot and survived.

Warren Clark

A co-operative in St. Johns County is hosting open houses Saturday and Sunday to show off the group’s solar powered homes.