WPLG meteorologist Scott Padgett is leaving the station for KTVT, the CBS-owned affiliate (and sister station to WFOR) in Dallas, according to an announcement today by KTVT. He will be the weekday morning meteorologist from 4:30am to 7am, and he would also be close to his family who lives in the Dallas area.
Scott Padgett’s departure shouldn’t be much of a surprise. SFLTV predicted it would happen when WPLG re-assigned Padgett to weekend mornings in April, something viewers haven’t quite gotten over three months later, judging by the amount of comments we get at SFLTV almost every day. WPLG allegedly removed the ‘Posts By Others’ section from their Facebook page after getting flooded with comments from irate viewers venting about .
Scott Padgett joined WPLG as weekday morning meteorologist in 2008 from the FOX affiliate in Oklahoma City. His first day on the air at KTVT is September 16th, and I hear his last day at WPLG is sometime around mid to late August. WPLG hired Roland Steadham to take over for him.