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.

As WJCT's Digital Content Editor, Bill produces digital news content for WJCT.org, the station's smartphone app and social media. 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 that station's 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.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University has announced plans to begin construction in late spring of a 26,000-square-foot "basketball performance center" that will include coaches’ offices, weight room, training room and a full court and a half of play surface.

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville’s reputation as one of the world’s cancer treatment destinations is continuing to grow with word that Mayo Clinic and Hitachi will build what they say is North America’s first carbon ion therapy treatment facility.

Via Jacksonville Historical Society

Long before it became Jacksonville’s hub for trade shows and events, what is known today as the Prime Osborn III Convention Center was the largest rail terminal in the South.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA has sent out a letter to employees to say a previously planned employee profit-sharing incentives package has been indefinitely postponed. 

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has completed installing 187 protective barriers inside its fixed-route buses.

HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

Following a group of area residents' raising concerns, St. Johns County has announced new expanded hours at Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park during the park’s reconstruction.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Donna Deegan announced her candidacy to run as a Democrat against incumbent Jacksonville area Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL4), Thursday morning on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Donna Deegan, the founder of the 26.2 with DONNA, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, has filed to run for Congress.

Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

Although The Jacksonville Landing is being demolished, one decades-old holiday tradition from the riverfront marketplace will live on.

JOE REILLY / GRAHAM CAMPAIGN

Parrotheads will have to wait another year to see Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band perform in Jacksonville.

JAXPORT / VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Jacksonville’s port will be getting more improvements thanks to a $20 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant announced Wednesday. 

Jacksonville Daily Record

After 23 years, Native Sun Natural Foods Market announced in August it was closing all three of its stores due to increasing competition.

CYD HOSKINSON / WJCT NEWS

Results from the latest University of North Florida public opinion poll show broad support for a number of hot button issues in Duval County.

Google Maps

A proposal is on the table to build Jacksonville’s tallest building.

THE CORDISH COMPANIES / VIA JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer disagrees with some of the comments made over the weekend in London by Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

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