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.

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.


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.

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.

Wikimedia Commons

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.

Flickr Commons

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.

Ildar Sagdejev / Wikimedia Commons

JEA has lifted a boil water advisory for communities in Northwest St. Johns County.

The advisory was issued after a contractor working for a developer hit a 20 inch pipe on Wednesday.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office / Wikimedia Commons

In a manslaughter case involving a man who was fatally struck by a car after an altercation at a bar, a state appeals court Thursday ruled that a vehicle can be considered a weapon in criminal cases.

DCPS
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Duval County Public Schools will making up for the six instructional days that students were off due to Hurricane Irma.

Stan Cleiland / WJCT

A new exhibit that’s centered around the fashion of the PBS series opens to the public at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine on October 4.

Patrick Donges / WJCT

Former city councilman and mayoral candidate Bill Bishop has decided he wants to return to City Hall.

Photo provided by North Florida Land Trust

Little Rain Lake Preserve in Keystone Heights is being set aside for restoration and preservation.

Edward Waters College

The President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville will be stepping down.

Thursday Dr. Nat Glover announced he will retire as president after securing an $8.5 million investment in the college in Jacksonville's 2017 - 2018 budget, which was approved by City Council Tuesday night.

FDOT

Motorists traveling east and west on Atlantic Boulevard between Southside Boulevard and Arlington Expressway will see double lane closures Friday, September 29 from 7 p.m. through Monday, October 2 at 5 a.m. to complete drainage and roadway improvements.

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