Evan Smith CEO

Evan Smith 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 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.

Recent Contributions

TribuneFest: All Transportation is Local

At the Trib's Oct. 17 symposium on transportation at Southern Methodist University, Aman Batheja sat down with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes; John Langmore, vice chairman of Austin's Capitol Metropolitan Transportation Authority board; and former U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, chief of public engagement for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 10/14/13

Aaronson on uninsured Texans, Aguilar on post-shutdown prospects for immigration reform, Batheja on reused wastewater and the Trinity River, Grissom on undocumented inmates, Hamilton with the latest in the Rick Perry/UT-Austin drama, MacLaggan on fast-food workers on public assistance, Malewitz on a massive wind power project, Ramsey on the status quo, Satija on water policy's strange bedfellows and M. Smith on David Dewhurst's call for President Obama's impeachment: The best of our best content for the week of Oct. 14-18, 2013.