WPLG meteorologist Scott Padgett signed off from WPLG for the last time on Sunday. He left a note to South Florida viewers on his Facebook page thanking the for the support. Among the 168+ comments as of this writing, SFLTV also a saw couple of Scott’s now former competitors chime in to wish him well – Trina Robinson from WTVJ, and WSVN morning meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez. WPLG general manager Dave Boylan did too, as well as Local10.com managing editor Barb Besteni.
As SFLTV reported last month, Scott Padgett is moving to the CBS-owned affiliate in Dallas, KTVT. He will be the station’s weekday morning meteorologist. Roland Steadham will take over for Scott starting next weekend.
Hello friends. So the day is here where I have my final broadcast at WPLG. When I was in high school, I knew before I graduated that I wanted to be a meteorologist. In college, I decided that I wanted to live and work in Miami, FL. That dream became my reality in April of 2008. Now a little more than five years later my time in SFL is coming to a close. I want to thank you for allowing my into your home many years ago and giving me a chance. Through time you allowed me my mistakes but more importantly allowed a trust and bond to grow. Your support during these years has been truly a gift and I thank you for your kind words of encouragement, funny stories and tasty treats. Waking up at O’ dark hundred is tough but knowing that there are great viewers like you on the other side of the screen made that wake up a bit more easy.
I wish you nothing but the best today and always. I wish you days of sunshine for you and your loved ones. Remember that even on your darkest days, where the world seems cloudy, that the sun is always shining and you just have to wait for that storm to pass.
Thank you again for your trust and support.
All my best,