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. In a little more than four years in operation, the Tribune has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism from IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors). 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 9/9/13

Aaronson on the state's Affordable Care Act grants, Aguilar and Root on Ted Cruz and immigration, Batheja on gravel roads, Grissom on a mentally ill death row inmate who can't be medicated, Hamilton on a new plotline in the UT-Austin vs. UT System drama, Malewitz on oilfield battery thefts, Ramsey on the Texas Supreme Court's new chief justice, Rocha on the Guadalupe River's low flows, Root on guns and the governor's race, Satija on threatened species and M. Smith on the demographic future of Texas schools: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 9 to 12, 2013.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/19/13

Aaronson on the state's doctor shortage, Aguilar on the ongoing fight over voter ID, Batheja on the crowded race for comptroller, Hamilton on the perils of tweeting candidates, Murphy and M. Smith let you review and search more than 10,000 CSCOPE lessons, Root on Ted Cruz's citizenship, Root and Rocha on the Tea Party's view of Cruz's eligibility to be president, M. Smith on David Dewhurst's call to the Allen Police Department and Swicegood updates our prison inmates database: The best of our best content from August 19-23, 2013.

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

Aguilar on a plan to ease trade at Texas ports, Batheja on the selling of next year's constitutional amendment on transportation, Hamilton on the latest in the Wallace Hall saga, Ramsey and Murphy on who's running — so far — in 2014, Rocha on mental health, veterans and the 83rd session, Root on Ted Cruz's travels across Texas, Satija on greenhouse gasses and the business community, M. Smith on CSCOPE and Swicegood updates our campaign finance app: The best of our best content from August 12-16, 2013.