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 10/6, I talked about the future of criminal justice policy in Texas with Derek Cohen of the Center for Effective Justice; state Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso; Douglas Smith of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; and State Rep. James White, R-Woodville.
On 9/28, we talked about the future of environmental policy in Texas with the TCEQ's Toby Baker ; John Hall of the Environmental Defense Fund; state Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria; and Mike Wetz of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
On this week's TribCast, Evan talks with Ross, Patrick and Jay about Rick Perry's exit from the 2016 race, the outsider appeal of GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, and George P. Bush's timesheet.
At our 9/4 conversation, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor talked about the expected impact of open carry on their cities and the importance of their police officers wearing body cameras.
On this week's TribCast, Evan talks with Ross, Patrick and Matthew about the state of the Republican presidential campaign, Dan Patrick's about-face on Senate primary endorsements, what Baylor knew about Sam Ukwuachu, and the whereabouts of Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk.
On this week's TribCast, Evan talks with Ross, Alexa and Jim about Sid Miller's atomic Facebook post, George P. Bush's agency clean-up, the second round of Ken Paxton indictments and the status of Confederate statues on the UT campus and elsewhere.
We've added big national names to our busting-at-the-seams lineup of Texas Tribune Festival speakers. For only one more week, tickets are available at early-bird ticket prices. Get 'em while they're cheap!