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 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.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/24/12

Our brand-spanking-new higher education data app, E. Smith interviews Rick Perry about Satan and talks the future of politics with Julián Castro and Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival, Aaronson maps the state's uninsured, Batheja on truck drivers who may not drive 85, Hamilton on Perry's proposed tuition "guarantee," Ramsey on the race to succeed Ron Paul in Congress, Root on his Perry presidential campaign tell-all and M. Smith on how budget cuts have affected Texas schools: The best of our best content from Sept. 24-28, 2012.