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 9/10/12

Aaronson maps the impact of potential cuts to food stamps, Aguilar on "dead" voters, Batheja on the 85 mph speed limit, Galbraith on a threat to the state's wind boom, Grissom on the prevalence of prosecutorial misconduct, Hamilton on how Texas universities rank, Murphy treemaps the favorite Super PACs of Texas donors, Ramsey on what the oil and gas boom means for property values, Ramshaw on a Senate race that encapsulates our raging health care debate, Root on the new Karl Rove(s) and M. Smith on the comeback of vouchers: The best of our best content from Sept. 10-14, 2012.


TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/27/12

Aaronson on the state's controversial insurance commissioner, Aguilar on a headline-making voter ID ruling, Batheja on fears of a U.N. takeover, Galbraith on solar power's potential, Hamilton on a university president's plans for his incentive pay, Murphy treemaps Texas Super PAC contributors, Ramsey reads the David Dewhurst tea leaves, Root on Ted Cruz's star turn at the GOP convention and M. Smith on the fierce demographic urgency of now: The best of our best content from August 27-31, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/13/12

Aaronson and Ramshaw map West Nile incidence by county, Aguilar on early applicants for deferred action, Batheja on emerging plans for a bullet train, Grissom on the latest in the Larry Swearingen case, Hamilton on the College Station shooting, Murphy maps the stunningly noncompetitive general election, Ramsey on why property taxes are politically dangerous to mess with, Root on alleged improprieties by a Capitol staffer, M. Smith on public ed personnel cuts and Tan on questions about the state-run Women's Health Program: The best of our best content from Aug. 13-17, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 7/30/12

Our runoff night scoreboard and liveblog and our updated election brackets, Murphy maps county-by-county U.S. Senate results, Batheja on Ted Cruz's historic victory, Rasmey on David Dewhurst's uncomfortable homecoming, Aguilar on speculation about Julián Castro's future, Aaronson interactively examines the Medicaid dental program, Galbraith talks climate change with Al Armendariz, Hamilton on Texas A&M's new research fund, Ramshaw on the state's incoming commissioner of health and M. Smith on anti-abortion summer camp: The best of our best content from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2012.