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.

He was the homepage editor for Jacksonville.com and worked on projects that included an automotive column and podcast, along with handling assignments such as elections and special web sections.

He's covered stories ranging from presidents and community leaders to hurricane preparations and beyond.

Bill also worked as the Digital Director at First Coast News, overseeing the stations' website, apps and social media platforms. 

He got his start as a TV news producer, working at stations including KRIV-Fox 26, where he also served as the assistant news director and at KESQ-ABC 3, where he was the station's news director.

Married with two grown children, Bill enjoys cars, motorcycles and most importantly - family and friends.

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed legislation to address maritime safety issues raised by the sinking of the El Faro cargo ship in October 2015 that departed Jacksonville en route to Puerto Rico.

The Mayo Clinic is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

The owner of Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille and GLHF Game Bar, where a mass shooting occurred Sunday at The Jacksonville Landing, is speaking out.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars safety Marlon McCree has been arrested in connection with a fraud scheme totaling nearly $78,000.

The head of Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has been elected as the health organization’s next CEO.

Clay County Mosquito Control reports its most recent mosquito samplings have tested negative for the West Nile Virus.

St. Vincent’s Clay County is planning a $23 million expansion.

FPL has hit a new milestone in Putnam County: nearly a half-million solar panels.

JEA has rolled out a new incentive package to encourage residential adoption of battery storage for rooftop solar panels or other renewable energy systems.

The city of Jacksonville has taken another step toward suing pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the city’s opioid addiction crisis.

Jacksonville’s homeless shelters are remaining open overnight during this week’s cold snap, offering a warm, safe place to eat and sleep for those in need.

Homes along Black Creek in Clay County were among some of the hardest hit by the flooding that followed Hurricane Irma. 


St. Vincent’s HealthCare is planning to build a $55 million heart and vascular pavilion at its Riverside Avenue campus.

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

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.