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.


  • 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...
  • military

    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...
  • How She Rolls

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2021

    South Carolina’s rich history and present-day culture are saturated with some remarkable individuals. Whether they are well-known or more obscure, each one of their stories deserves to be told. That’s where South Carolina ETV (SCETV) comes in. For more than six decades...
  • 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...