of the Texas Tribune
Monday, June 3, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Weeks Campus Center
Seminary of the Southwest | 501 E. 32nd St., Austin, TX 78705
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 and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, sixteen 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.
Before co-founding the Tribune, Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor-in-chief.
Smith, a New York native, obtained his bachelor’s degree in public policy at Hamilton College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.