Anthony Padgett

President and CEO of SCETV
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Anthony Padgett, President and CEO of SCETV

Anthony Padgett joined South Carolina ETV in October of 2017.  He previously served as Georgia Public Broadcasting's Chief Operating Officer.  His responsibilities there included the management and oversight of the organization's day-to-day operational needs, including technology services, content creation and distribution, digital and education innovations and business services.  Padgett formerly served as the Sr. Vice President of Content and Operations at WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lead multiple departments, such as Technology/Operations, Studio/Facilities, Radio/News/Digital and Programming/Production.  Padgett began his career in the United States Air Force as a broadcasting engineer, and has also worked in public broadcasting as Chief Engineer at WBCC in Florida.  He is married with four children and active in Rotary.


By Anthony Padgett

November 9, 2020

Anthony Padgett with ETV staff
As a year that was unlike any others before it, it’s hard to believe that 2020 is starting to wind down. When this year began, working remotely, social distancing and at-home learning weren’t phrases we used in our everyday vocabulary. But, as 2020 threw us curveballs, we adjusted. And, I’m proud...

By Anthony Padgett

October 1, 2020

South Carolina Primary
Renowned author and former presidential speechwriter James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Communication is what makes any team or unit strong. Not only does it convey information, but it encourages education and action. Recognizing this, our team...

By Anthony Padgett

July 31, 2020

Palmetto Perspectives Host, Moderator and Panel
Fred Rogers, better known by millions of public television viewers as Mister Rogers, once said, “the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers." Describing the importance of empathy and...

By Anthony Padgett

June 30, 2020

SCETV President Anthony Padgett with Women Vision SC honoree, former SC Chief Justice Jean Toal
This summer, as we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we also recognize another major milestone – 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Fitting that this centennial would take place in an election year,...

By Anthony Padgett

May 31, 2020

Father helping daughter with school work
It’s often said that knowledge is power. Alluding to the freedom and opportunities that come with a strong education, that statement is perfectly relevant to one of SCETV’s top initiatives – broadband. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly half-a-million South Carolinians...

By Anthony Padgett

May 1, 2020

Governor McMaster's press conference
Fred Rogers once said, “Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world.” That quote certainly rings true for SCETV and for public media as a whole. After all, partnerships and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re...

By Anthony Padgett

March 30, 2020

Somewhere South
Dear Viewers and Listeners: In April two of our SCETV Presents series return to the national schedule. In its second season, Reconnecting Roots links uniquely American institutions and innovations from the past to the present day with humor, interviews and storytelling. Now in its fifth season,...

By Anthony Padgett

March 2, 2020

Lionel Glastonbury
Dear Viewers and Listeners, March starts out with an amazing array of Festival specials, including concerts by Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and Pink Floyd, as well as a 20-year celebration of Doo Wop specials and a musical tribute featuring songs of the women’s movement. Suze Orman gives tips in her...

By Anthony Padgett

January 31, 2020

Miles Davis
Dear Viewers and Listeners: In February, we celebrate Black History Month with programming that highlights the talents and achievements of African Americans. Our own Carolina Stories series focuses on photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie ; and tells the history of...

By Anthony Padgett

January 1, 2020

Dear Viewers and Listeners: Happy New Year! This month the SC Legislature goes back into session, and we continue our mission of transparency with the annual broadcast of State House Today, airing on ETV World and streamed on our web site. Airing Tuesday-Thursday, the programs bring viewers live,...