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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

Video: Begala on Benghazi and Those Emails

At our 10/15 conversation, political commentator Paul Begala, a senior adviser to the pro-Hillary Clinton SuperPAC Priorities USA Action, defended the Democratic presidential candidate on two favorite Republican lines of attack: Benghazi and her emails.

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T-Squared: Keep It 100

Today is the first day of our fall membership drive — a nine-day period in which we'll raise, ideally, $100,000 to enable the sort of civic journalism you've come to expect from Team Texas Tribune.

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