Charles Henrich, Jr. is the new vice president and general manager at WFTX, Journal Broadcast Group’s Fox affiliate in Fort Myers.

Since 2008, Henrich has been the vice president of operations for Newport Television. He oversaw Newport stations in six markets: Jacksonville, Memphis, Mobile, Rochester, Syracuse and Tulsa. The move is a return to Journal Broadcast Group for Henrich, who was general sales manager at KTNV in Las Vegas from 2003-05.

Henrich replaces Chris Protzman, who was promoted to senior vice president at Journal Broadcast Group.

“As a past Journal Broadcast Group employee, his unique understanding of the high value we place on serving our viewers along with his energy and passion make it especially exciting to have him back in the Journal family and leading the FOX 4 group,” Protzman said in a statement.