Evan Smith Editor-in-Chief, CEO

Evan Smith is the Editor in Chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org; in the pages of the New York Times; and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including nine Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, two general excellence awards from the Online News Association, and IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. Before co-founding the Tribune, Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor in Chief. On his watch, Texas Monthly twice won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

Recent Contributions

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/11/13

Aaronson on Dallas County's case for expanding Medicaid, Aguilar on a freshman lawmaker's first weeks in office, Batheja on plans to undo some education cuts, Galbraith on why renewable energy faces hurdles in the Lege, Hamilton on the billionaire who could be UT's next regent, Murphy charts STAAR results for every school district, Ramsey on the epic battle of Perry vs. Jerry, Root on the last bastion of state government secrecy, my sit-down with a wannabe lieutenant governor and M. Smith on the paltry pay of part-time legislators: The best of our best content from Feb. 11 to 15, 2013.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/28/13

Aaronson interactively asks if Medicaid expansion could cover our costs, Aguilar on reactions to Obama's immigration plan, Batheja on Rick Perry's call for tax relief, Galbraith on the fight over xeriscaping, Grissom on the latest stay of execution, Murphy maps the makeup of the 83rd session's Senate committees, Ramsey on Perry's State of the State, Ramshaw on lawmakers carrying bills that benefit them, Root on the long, tortured history of ethics reform, my sit-down with the legislature's budget biggies and M. Smith on the latest in the public education accountability debate: The best of our best content from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2013.