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.

With legislators in Florida and other states looking at allowing college athletes to get paid for endorsements, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and other members of the U.S. Senate said Monday they want to work on the issue nationally.

Rubio is one of five senators who announced a bipartisan “working group” to delve into the issue. “I look forward to continuing our work to ensure both athletes and college sports can continue to thrive,” Rubio said in a prepared statement.

Chicago Pizza, site of the August 26, 2018, deadly mass shooting at The Jacksonville Landing, has been leveled as the overall demolition of the former Downtown festival marketplace continues.

Election supervisors are reminding Floridians: Signatures change over time.

Buying a used car can be risky.

Florida is leading the nation when it comes to gasoline price drops.

As officials work to find the cause of a Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 accident that resulted in the plane's skidding off a runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville into the St. Johns River, the airline is reaching out to passengers with a "goodwill gesture." 

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

Florida is seeing strong job growth in the solar sector.

On this week’s Florida Roundup we’re looking at the Florida recount and the slow recovery in the Panhandle.

With Gordon expected to become a hurricane and headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast, analysts are keeping a close eye on the nation’s oil refineries.

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

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is donating the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Collection to the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library.

A Florida senator quits after news of more bad behavior and big changes could be coming to the shipping industry after the disaster surrounding El Faro. Plus, we have a look at the far-ranging influence of Florida icon Jimmy Buffett.


The Florida Retail Federation is forecasting a holiday sales increase of three to three-and-a-half percent in the state, despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irma. 


The University of North Florida is preparing for a potential rally Monday in support of suspended student Ken Parker, who has a history as a white supremacist. A counter-protest is also planned.

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