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.

The Big Ticket 2017 concert and festival scheduled for December 1 is being moved from Metropolitan Park to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.


A big change is coming for I-95 southbound motorists coming from the Northside near downtown.

Memorial Park statue
Ashton Elder

After taking a beating recently during Hurricane Irma, here’s some good news about Memorial Park’s future.

John Burr / WJCT News contributor

Getting between downtown and the Beaches will be faster for mass transit commuters in about a year with work getting underway on the First Coast Flyer East Corridor/Red Line.

Russell and Sydney Poore / Wikimedia Commons

The Town of Hastings in St. Johns County, which was founded in 1890, will be dissolved.

Nassau County Supervisor of Elections

Former Fernandina Beach Mayor Johnny Miller has received a vote of confidence from the electorate to be appointed again to the office he previously held while Ronald “Chip” Ross and Orlando J. Avila are headed to a runoff in the Group 3 commission race.

Toby Talbot/Associated Press / Via NPR

Florida’s biggest health insurer announced Tuesday it is dropping coverage for OxyContin on Jan. 1, 2018 in an effort to help fight opioid abuse.

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

A tradition for generations of Jacksonville area Girl Scouts has come to an end.

Driver's license fees would be cut and a series of sales-tax “holidays” would be offered as part of nearly $180 million package proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott as part of his final budget recommendations.


Motorists using the Baymeadows Road at Interstate 95 will likely face some delays this weekend.


Thursday IKEA announced its schedule of grand opening events in an effort to generate buzz for the Swedish furniture chain's new Jacksonville store.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

It was a year ago today that the Jacksonville Suns Double-A Southern league baseball team was transformed into the Jumbo Shrimp.

Dave Winer / Wikimedia Commons

Comcast customers should soon see fewer internet streaming bottlenecks.

Jacksonville Chief Financial Officer Mike Weinstein has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of the new Kids Hope Alliance by Mayor Lenny Curry.

The Teal Pumpkin Project /

You may run into some teal pumpkins while out trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween.