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 eight national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and six awards from the Online 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

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/24/13

Our wall-to-wall coverage of the headline-making, ground-quaking filibuster that ended the first called special session of the 83rd Legislature: Aguilar, Aaronson, Root and Luthra's liveblog of the fateful events, Dehn with video of the explosive final moments, Batheja on the shouts heard 'round the world, M. Smith (with Tumulty of The Washington Post) on Wendy Davis' political prospects, Ramsey on what the Democrats do now, Root on Rick Perry making it personal, Ramsey on David Dewhurst's bad week, Grissom and Batheja on other bills that didn't pass and Hamilton, Ramsey, Aaronson and I go deep on the podcast: The best of our best content from June 24-28, 2013.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/6/13

Aaronson on Medicaid expansion's dim prospects, Aguilar on Ted Cruz and immigration reform, Batheja and Rocha on President Obama's visit to Austin, Galbraith on the sharp drop in groundwater levels, Hamilton on the latest plans for a South Texas medical school, Murphy's map of ammonium nitrate storage facilities in Texas, Ramsey and Swicegood on bills that are dead or comatose, Ramshaw and Root on the tobacco tax, Root on how to avoid a special session and my sit-down with three Tea Party freshmen: The best of our best content from May 6-10, 2013.