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. 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

TribuneFest: Accountability and Student Testing

At the Trib's February 25 symposium on public education at Rice University, I talked accountability and student testing with Robert Duron, the state's deputy commissioner of education; Susan Kellner of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment; Tom Pauken of the Texas Workforce Commission; and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 2/11/13

Aaronson on Dallas County's case for expanding Medicaid, Aguilar on a freshman lawmaker's first weeks in office, Batheja on plans to undo some education cuts, Galbraith on why renewable energy faces hurdles in the Lege, Hamilton on the billionaire who could be UT's next regent, Murphy charts STAAR results for every school district, Ramsey on the epic battle of Perry vs. Jerry, Root on the last bastion of state government secrecy, my sit-down with a wannabe lieutenant governor and M. Smith on the paltry pay of part-time legislators: The best of our best content from Feb. 11 to 15, 2013.