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.


  • Host Holly Bounds Jackson with guest author Natasha Trethewey

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2021

    Television personality and former host of PBS’ Reading Rainbow Levar Burton once said, “If you’re a reader for life, then you’re a learner for life.” Throughout the month of October, as SCETV celebrates National Book Month, we recognize the accuracy and significance of...
  • Hurricane Dorian

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, September 2021

    According to most meteorologists, the month of September typically represents the peak of hurricane season. After all, the most powerful storm to impact South Carolina in the last 50 years – Hurricane Hugo – made landfall in the early morning hours of September 22, 1989...
  • Go For It!

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, August 2021

    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking once said, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” As we seek to put our best – and most intelligent – foot forward, we at SCETV understand the importance of being proactive as we aim to remain...
  • SC Statehouse

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2021

    As South Carolina’s statewide public media network, a key component of our mission at SCETV is to facilitate important discussions around issues facing our state and its communities. It is our hope that these discussions are constructive and encourage empathy and a greater...
  • President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, June 2021

    The calendar has turned to June, which usually means two things – South Carolina residents and tourists have begun flocking to our beautiful beaches, lakes and rivers; and, more importantly for our younger residents, school is out for the summer. Despite the summer break...
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    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2021

    General George S. Patton once said, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” Throughout this month, as our nation remembers all of the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom, SCETV...