is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization 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, thirteen 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 4/15 I talked about immigration, health care, Congressional gridlock, 2016 and more with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, at an event in San Antonio co-presented by several of that city's chambers of commerce.
On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, I talked with host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Bud Kennedy about Texas' ranking in public education, plastic bag bans, high-speed rail and more.
Full video of my 3/27 TribLive conversation at Texas A&M University in College Station with state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, and state Reps. Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, and John Raney, R-College Station.
At our 3/20 TribLive conversation, Kinky Friedman, a Democratic candidate for Texas agriculture commissioner in 2014, talked about why he wants to legalize marijuana — and what it would mean for the state.
At our 3/20 TribLive conversation, Kinky Friedman, a Democratic candidate for Texas agriculture commissioner in 2014, defended his decision to run as an independent in 2006 and to say nice things about Rick Perry in 2011.
I’m pleased to announce that Tim Griggs, our loyal and dutiful Knight Foundation fellow these last six months, is joining the Tribune staff as as our newly minted publisher and chief operating officer.
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.
At our 2/27 symposium on demographic change at the University of Texas at El Paso, I talked education with TEA Commissioner Michael Williams, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, Higher Ed Coordinating Board Chair Harold Hahn and San Elizario ISD Superintendent Sylvia Hopp.