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.

Stories

  • Father helping daughter with school work

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, June 2020

    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...
  • Governor McMaster's press conference

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2020

    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...
  • Somewhere South

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2020

    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...
  • Lionel Glastonbury

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, March 2020

    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...
  • Miles Davis

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, February 2020

    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...
  • Sandition

    President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, January 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...