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.

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.

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.


Southeastern Grocers, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, is converting eight more Winn-Dixie stores across Florida to its other brands.