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.

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  • National Memorial Day Concert

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2022

    Dear Viewers and Listeners: We are granted many freedoms that afford us opportunities to create and distribute quality programming for our audiences. We pause this month to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for such freedoms. In honor of our...
  • What's Wild

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2022

    Dear Viewers and Listeners: Muhammad Ali—boxer, activist, and philanthropist—reminded us that service to others is the rent that you pay for your room here on Earth. It seems fitting that as we celebrate Earth Day this month, we also highlight the service of our SCETV team...
  • Women History Month

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2022

    Acclaimed artist Georgia O’Keefe proudly stated that she never let her fear, though ever present, keep her from doing anything she wanted to do in life. Instead, she was fueled by courage. We choose to honor the courage of Ms. O’Keefe, and numerous others like her, as we...
  • President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2022

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” This inspirational, if not iconic, quote seems especially appropriate as we celebrate Black History Month. In an effort to heed Dr. King’s message and shed some light on the...
  • Gavin Jackson, host of SC Lede and This Week in SC

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 2022

    As South Carolina’s statewide public media network, one of SCETV’s primary objectives is to empower the citizens of this state by keeping them informed and up-to-date on all the latest news stories and public policy activity impacting their lives. As we embark on 2022, it’s...
  • SCETV Production Truck

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2021

    Although 2021 may have seemed like a year full of inconsistencies, one thing remained constant – Team SCETV’s commitment to serving the citizens of this state. In a year that began with the relaunch of the network’s three primary websites –, and...