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Evan Smith 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.

Recent Contributions

TribuneFest: Texas and the Affordable Care Act

At the Trib's April 25 symposium on health care at the University of Texas at Austin, Becca Aaronson talked about federal health reform with state Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, John Davidson of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Anne Dunkelberg of the Center for Public Policy Priorities and former deputy comptroller Billy Hamilton.

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TribuneFest: A Conversation With Kyle Janek

At the Trib's April 25 symposium on health care at the University of Texas at Austin, I talked with Kyle Janek, the executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services, about the prospects for leveraging federal dollars to reduce the number of uninsured Texans.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Aaronson on Medicaid fraud, Aguilar on critics of a federal immigration reform bill, Batheja on Rick Perry and the Rainy Day Fund, Galbraith on a nuclear reactor's return, Hamilton on campus carry, Hooks on free breakfasts for poor students, Murphy and Rocha interactively track gun legislation, Ramsey on prosecutors behaving badly, Root on the oil lobby's lizard, my school finance sit-down with four public ed vets, M. Smith on the A-F school ratings plan and White on Galveston five years after Ike: The best of our best content from April 22-26, 2013.

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TribLive: A Conversation About the Environment

Full video of Kate Galbraith's 4/22 TribLive conversation about the state of the environment in Texas with Laura Huffman, state director of The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Jim Marston, director of the Texas regional office of the Environmental Defense Fund and Bryan Shaw, chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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