is the 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 a Peabody Award, nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence 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.
On this week's TribCast, Evan talks to Alexa, Ross and Patrick about Jessica Farrar’s proposed fine for masturbators, the Senate’s passage of the so-called bathroom bill, last week’s court ruling on redistricting and the congressional car trip social media can’t get enough of.
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Full video of the latest installment of our San Antonio and the Legislature series: a conversation about the 85th session with state Sens. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio.
Full video of my 12/1 conversation with Michael Young, the president of Texas A&M University. Topics discussed: a white supremacist's visit to campus, the fate of undocumented students, graduation rates, enrollment growth, higher ed funding and, inevitably, football.
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Full video of my 11/4 conversation with U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Democrat of El Paso. Topics discussed included border security, free trade, term limits, the 2016 presidential race and his possible run for the U.S. Senate.
Full video of my 10/25 conversation with U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin. Among the topics discussed: his support for Donald Trump, the case against Hillary Clinton, Russian hacking, Mosul, Aleppo, and whether he plans to run against Ted Cruz.