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: Pathways to Student Success

At the Trib's November 29 symposium on higher education at Texas A&M University, Reeve Hamilton talked about pathways to student success with Shirley Reed of South Texas College, House Higher Education Committee Chairman Dan Branch, Denise Trauth of Texas State University and Lawrence Schovanec of Texas Tech University.

TribuneFest: High-Tech Higher Ed

At the Trib's November 29 symposium on higher education at Texas A&M University, I talked about innovations in online curriculum and the use of smartphones and other devices in and out of the classroom with Steve Klingler of Western Governors University, Steven Mintz of the University of Texas System, Renee Patton of Cisco Systems and Phil Schubert of Abilene Christian University.

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

Our interactive look back at the just-ended election cycle, Aaronson and White on fetal pain, Aaronson on the possible end of abortion by telemedicine, Aguilar on immigration bills in the 83rd session, Hamilton on Austin's plans for a medical school, Murphy on which Texas candidates got Super PAC love, Ramsey on the start of the 2014 campaign, Root on lawmaker-lobbyist ties and Formula One's afterglow and my sit-down with three incoming House members: The best of our best content from November 19-23, 2012.