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 1/14/13

Our first-of-its-kind news app detailing the financial interests of state lawmakers, Ramshaw asks in whose interest our part-time Legislature operates, Root on how public and private blur for Sen. John Whitmire, M. Smith on why politicians regulating themselves means not much chance of ethics reform, Aaronson on the Women's Health Program provider list, Murphy and Batheja on the growth in Texas' spending, Galbraith on water and fracking, Ramsey talks to George P. Bush and Rocha and I separately talk water with Todd Staples and Allan Ritter: The best of our best content from Jan. 14 to 19, 2013.