Evan Smith Editor-in-Chief, CEO

Evan Smith is the Editor-in-Chief, CEO and co-founder 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 newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. 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. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

Recent Contributions

Travis County DA: "Hope to Complete My Term"

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg speaks to members of the media following a November 2010 trial.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg speaks to members of the media following a November 2010 trial.

The embattled district attorney of Travis County, Rosemary Lehmberg, apologized Saturday in an open letter to her constituents — and insisted she hopes to complete her term in office.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 4/22/13

Aaronson on Medicaid fraud, Aguilar on critics of a federal immigration reform bill, Batheja on Rick Perry and the Rainy Day Fund, Galbraith on a nuclear reactor's return, Hamilton on campus carry, Hooks on free breakfasts for poor students, Murphy and Rocha interactively track gun legislation, Ramsey on prosecutors behaving badly, Root on the oil lobby's lizard, my school finance sit-down with four public ed vets, M. Smith on the A-F school ratings plan and White on Galveston five years after Ike: The best of our best content from April 22-26, 2013.

TribLive: A Conversation About the Environment

Full video of Kate Galbraith's 4/22 TribLive conversation about the state of the environment in Texas with Laura Huffman, state director of The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Jim Marston, director of the Texas regional office of the Environmental Defense Fund and Bryan Shaw, chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

TribLive: Garza on Mexico

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza assessed the still-nascent presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto and discussed lingering concerns over safety south of the border.