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

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/19/12

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.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 11/5/12

Our complete election night scoreboard, Aaronson on where things stand with Planned Parenthood, Aguilar on George P. Bush's nascent plans, Galbraith on the strained Texas power market, Grissom on Speaker candidate Bryan Hughes' promises, Murphy on what candidates spent per vote, Ramsey on the experience deficit, Root on Texas Republican might in a good year for Democrats nationally and my post-election debrief with Kirk Watson and Dan Patrick: The best of our best content from Nov. 5 to 9, 2012.

TribuneFest: Water and the Environment

At the Trib's Oct. 29 symposium on the future of water at Texas State University, Kate Galbraith talked to former state Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, Myron Hess of the National Wildlife Federation and Bob Huston of the Environmental Flows Science Advisory Committee.