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.

RYAN BENK / WJCT News

Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Jacksonville on Tuesday as part of a three-day tour of his Clinton Foundation projects.

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A large job fair is scheduled at Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Advanced Technology Center from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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With Florida-Georgia weekend upon us, many motorists will no doubt be surprised by new traffic patterns the Florida Department of Transportation has been rolling out over the past week as part of the Overland Bridge project along Interstate 95.

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Jacksonville-based Stein Mart has let go 48 employees at its corporate headquarters on the Southbank.

Donn Dughi / Wikimedia Commons

Former State Senator Girardeau represented Jacksonville in the Florida Senate from 1982-1992, rising to Senate President Pro Tempore from 1988-1990.

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Amazon

Amazon announced Wednesday it’s rolling out a new service in Jacksonville and 36 other cities on November 8 that will allow homeowners to give Amazon couriers access to their homes to drop off packages inside.

John Burr

You may notice a change the next time you visit a St. Vincent’s Healthcare facility in Jacksonville.

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McDonald’s is joining the ranks of restaurants that offer food delivery in Jacksonville.

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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.


JTA bus stopped at curb
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. 


Shahid Khan.
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.

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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
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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?

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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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Southeastern Grocers, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, is converting eight more Winn-Dixie stores across Florida to its other brands.

Tim Ireland / Associated Press

The University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) released a new poll Thursday morning that shows almost 63 percent of registered Republicans in Duval County said they were less likely to watch NFL games because of the national anthem protest.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets

Some 200 dogs from Florida counties hit by Hurricane Irma last month were among the 630 shelter dogs and cats adopted over the weekend at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

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The Florida Department of Education has released its annual list of schools across the state that earned the Five Star School Award.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

The Riverside Avondale Preservation Board of Directors is putting together a new strategic plan and is seeking input from residents and the general community.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S OFFICE

Homeowners in Clay County with roofs that still need repairs have a place to turn for help this week.

Provided by Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza is opening its second Florida location on Monday across from the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.

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