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.

As WJCT's Digital Content Editor, Bill produces digital news content for, 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.


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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EV enthusiasts from across the First Coast gathered in downtown Jacksonville Wednesday evening for the annual North Florida Drive Electric rally.

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday it is launching  nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia next year, with tickets going on sale now.

Shad Khan
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is once again in the national spotlight.

Eric Green

The Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted Monday to hire longtime JAXPORT executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry isn't mincing words following Sunday's visual statement at the Jaguars/Ravens London game and other games around the NFL, in which some players kneeled in a show of solidarity against remarks made by President Donald Trump.

Tim Ireland / Associated Press

Following President Donald Trump's tweet and remarks calling for NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem to be fired, many in the NFL are making a very visual statement, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.