is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose 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. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as the magazine's editor and a year as its president and editor in chief.
On Friday night, the Trib's Alana Rocha and other veteran Capitol reporters discussed the crazy news week that was, including a monumental Supreme Court decision and the tumultuous end of the special session.
Our wall-to-wall coverage of the headline-making, ground-quaking filibuster that ended the first called special session of the 83rd Legislature: Aguilar, Aaronson, Root and Luthra's liveblog of the fateful events, Dehn with video of the explosive final moments, Batheja on the shouts heard 'round the world, M. Smith (with Tumulty of TheWashington Post) on Wendy Davis' political prospects, Ramsey on what the Democrats do now, Root on Rick Perry making it personal, Ramsey on David Dewhurst's bad week, Grissom and Batheja on other bills that didn't pass and Hamilton, Ramsey, Aaronson and I go deep on the podcast: The best of our best content from June 24-28, 2013.
At Thursday's TribLive conversation, state Reps. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, and Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, talked about why the Legislature has made so little progress on transportation funding — and what happens now.
Full video of Ross Ramsey's 5/16 TribLive conversation about ethics in the Texas Legislature with former Assistant Travis County District Attorney Mindy Montford, campaign finance lawyer Randall "Buck" Wood, state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, and former state Rep. Ismael "Kino" Flores, D-Palmview.