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 9/24/12

Our brand-spanking-new higher education data app, E. Smith interviews Rick Perry about Satan and talks the future of politics with Julián Castro and Ted Cruz at The Texas Tribune Festival, Aaronson maps the state's uninsured, Batheja on truck drivers who may not drive 85, Hamilton on Perry's proposed tuition "guarantee," Ramsey on the race to succeed Ron Paul in Congress, Root on his Perry presidential campaign tell-all and M. Smith on how budget cuts have affected Texas schools: The best of our best content from Sept. 24-28, 2012.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 9/10/12

Aaronson maps the impact of potential cuts to food stamps, Aguilar on "dead" voters, Batheja on the 85 mph speed limit, Galbraith on a threat to the state's wind boom, Grissom on the prevalence of prosecutorial misconduct, Hamilton on how Texas universities rank, Murphy treemaps the favorite Super PACs of Texas donors, Ramsey on what the oil and gas boom means for property values, Ramshaw on a Senate race that encapsulates our raging health care debate, Root on the new Karl Rove(s) and M. Smith on the comeback of vouchers: The best of our best content from Sept. 10-14, 2012.