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 11/5/12

Our complete election night scoreboard, Aaronson on where things stand with Planned Parenthood, Aguilar on George P. Bush's nascent plans, Galbraith on the strained Texas power market, Grissom on Speaker candidate Bryan Hughes' promises, Murphy on what candidates spent per vote, Ramsey on the experience deficit, Root on Texas Republican might in a good year for Democrats nationally and my post-election debrief with Kirk Watson and Dan Patrick: The best of our best content from Nov. 5 to 9, 2012.

TribuneFest: Water and the Environment

At the Trib's Oct. 29 symposium on the future of water at Texas State University, Kate Galbraith talked to former state Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, Myron Hess of the National Wildlife Federation and Bob Huston of the Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee.

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.