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.

There have been almost 100,000 traffic crashes in Florida so far this year with 838 deaths and more than 63,000 injuries.

Mayo Clinic has announced it will build a $233 million oncology facility on its Jacksonville campus that will include proton beam therapy.

If you’re a fan of avocados, you may need to hold off on that homemade guacamole for a bit.

A study that looked at a variety of factors to determine how healthy people are in counties across the country ranked St. Johns County No. 1.

Baptist Health is building a new $23 million emergency center at the Oakleaf Town Center.

Amid concerns that leaky septic systems are polluting waterways, a Florida Republican senator filed legislation Wednesday  that would require the Florida Department of Health to identify all septic systems in the state by Jan. 1, 2021 and provide a map of the systems.

The St. Johns Riverkeeper and Sierra Club want the state to put the brakes on renewing a JEA permit that allows pollution to make its way into the St. Johns River.

A circuit judge in Sarasota ruled Monday that the verdict in a legal malpractice case against the Morgan & Morgan law firm should stand. 

Some infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Family Dollar stores in Florida and across the nation are being voluntarily recalled.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s ready to invest in a new approach to addressing violence.

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.

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