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. In four-plus years in operation, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous awards, including IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and two general excellence awards from the Online News Association. 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 10/22/12

Aguilar on the latest skirmish between Texas and the world, Batheja on driving 85, Galbraith on why electricity prices could be doubling, Hamilton on slowing college enrollment, Murphy, Chammah, Swartsell and White tally newspaper endorsements, Philpott looks back at a decade of GOP domination, Ramsey on loose talk about Rick Perry's plans, Rocha has the latest on Planned Parenthood's legal fight, Root on slurs and fists flying over Barack Obama in Lubbock and M. Smith reports from the school finance trial: The best of our best content from Oct. 22-26, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 10/8/12

Aaronson on Medicaid dental fraud, Aguilar on a new railroad line spanning Texas and Mexico, Galbraith on smart-meter angst, Grissom on wannabe Speaker Bryan Hughes, Hamilton on the coming battle over in-state tuition, Murphy maps presidential campaign contributors by Texas ZIP code, Ramsey on Tom DeLay's victories, Ramshaw on the first Davis-Shelton debate, Root on Chuy Hinojosa's mileage miscue and my conversation with three likely incoming Texas House members: The best of our best content from October 8-12, 2012.

TribuneFest: A Conversation About Educating Latinos

At the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival, New York Times reporter Manny Fernandez talked about educating the emerging Hispanic majority with Sarita Brown of Excelencia in Education, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Superintendent Daniel King, South Texas College President Shirley Reed and University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia.