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.


  • Richard Cohn

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2021

    On March 6, 2020, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) announced South Carolina’s first two cases of COVID-19. By April 2, the virus had spread to all 46 counties, impacting each community in this state. A full year later, it’s difficult to...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2021

    For decades, South Carolina ETV (SCETV) has served as a trusted source of information and a beacon of government transparency for the people of this state. From hosting and airing important political debates and covering the state legislature, to broadcasting each of the...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2021

    The iconic Fred Rogers once said, “Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.” As we say goodbye to 2020 and embark on a new year, that statement is probably more relevant now than ever before. After all, 2021 isn’t simply...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2020

    For many, the holiday season is defined by time spent with friends and family. After the difficult, unpredictable year that we’ve had, making new memories and sharing words of appreciation with those that matter most feels like the most fitting way to end 2020. Recognizing...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, November 2020

    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...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2020

    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...