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Evan Smith is the Editor in Chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization based in Austin 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 two general excellence awards from the Online News Association, four Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, and a Knight-Batten award for innovations in 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. For eight years, Evan hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program Texas Monthly Talks, which aired on PBS stations statewide. He currently hosts Overheard with Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally. A New York native, he has a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor in 2014, laid out the intellectual framework for her general election campaign.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor in 2014, talked about losing a couple dozen counties on primary day and whether her party is in disarray.Full Story
Full video of my 3/6 TribLive conversation with state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor in 2014.Full Story
At Thursday's daylong symposium on demographics, I talked with University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio about higher ed access, affordability and completion rates.Full Story
At our symposium on demographic change, I talked education with TEA Commissioner Michael Williams, UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, Higher Ed Coordinating Board Chair Harold Hahn and San Elizario Superintendent Sylvia Hopp.
At Thursday's symposium on demographic change, I talked about health care challenges with Texas Health Commissioner Kyle Janek, Rep. Marisa Márquez, El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar and Eric Evans, CEO of the Sierra Providence Health.
On Thursday, the Trib's Julián Aguilar talked about the political implications of demographic change with state Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, state Rep. Mary González, D-Clint, former state Rep. Dee Margo, R-El Paso, and George Antuna, co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas.
At our Feb. 27 symposium at the University of Texas at El Paso on the effects of demographic change in Texas, former state demographer Steve Murdock discussed how population shifts will affect public policy.
On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely about our story (and accompanying application) last week revealing poor higher-education outcomes for Texas students.Full Story
The best of our best content from February 10-14, 2014.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, former state Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, a 2014 candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, discussed the proper balance between strengthening border security and maintaining the agricultural industry's labor force.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, former state Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, a 2014 candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, talked about why he would have opposed the farm bill recently passed by Congress.Full Story
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, former state Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, a 2014 candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, explained why the state's water crisis would be his first priority if he's elected — and what he'd do about it.Full Story