Evan Smith

Evan Smith is the editor-in-chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, non-partisan digital news organization based in Austin. The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found on the website,; in the pages of the New York Times; and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Before co-founding the Tribune, Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight as editor and a year as President and Editor in Chief. On his watch, Texas Monthly was twice awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He currently serves on the Medill School of Journalism board of advisers and the Texas Book Festival board of directors. Smith has also served on the boards of The Blanton Museum, The Austin Film Society, KLRU, and Trinity Episcopal School. Evan has served on the Austin Community Foundation Board of Governors since 2012.