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 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.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/25/12

Aaronson on the crackdown on barratry, Batheja on the scant differences between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst, Grissom on a newsmaking trial's new venue, Hamilton on the UVA-UT parallels, Ramsey on corporate political giving and disclosure, Ramshaw and Luthra on what constitutional health reform means for Texas, my interview with three presidential campaign strategists, M. Smith on San Antonio's plan for full-day pre-K and Part 5 of Tan's series on family planning: The best of our best from June 25-28, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/11/12

Aaronson on what Medicaid managed care could mean for pharmacists, Aguilar on El Paso's progressive politics, Batheja on TxDOT's $2 billion "problem," the fourth and fifth parts of Galbraith's series on our water woes, Hamilton on a controversial report about community colleges, Murphy maps the early vote vs. primary day turnout, Ramsey on U.S. Senate runoff dynamics, Ramshaw on Tom Suehs' retirement, Root on Mark Miner's return, M. Smith on the latest squabble over the STAAR test and Tan on the state of abortion in Texas: The best of our best content from June 11-15, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 5/28/12

Our primary night scoreboard and liveblog, Aguilar on runoff strategy, Root and Batheja on Round two of Dewhurst vs. Cruz, M. Smith on how public education candidates fared, Ramshaw on what surprised pundits and pollsters, Galbraith on concerns over our electric grid, Aaronson on which government entities have access to your personal info, Grissom with the latest on the Hank Skinner case, Ramsey on Hispanic Republicans and part three of Tan's family planning series: The best of our best content from May 28 to June 1, 2012.