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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, 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, twenty-one 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.

Latest Contributions

Clockwise from top left: Educational Programs Inspiring Communities, Inc. Founder and Executive Director Jane Borochoff; Center for Investigative Reporting Editor-in-Chief Matt Thompson; the Honorable Tony Garza; President and CEO of Texas 2036 Margaret Spellings; independent investor John Chao; and Irving Group President and CEO Larry Irving.
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T-Squared: Meet our newest board members

We're so pleased to welcome six distinguished new directors to The Texas Tribune's board: an ambassador, an education secretary, a superlative journalist, a tech visionary, an investor with big public media cred and a nonprofit stalwart.

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Point of Order: Kum-bye-a

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Reps. Ina Minjarez and Matt Krause about the issues that have divided an otherwise unified House in the last weeks of the session, including abortion and religious liberty.

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Point of Order: This is us

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state demographer Lloyd Potter about coming changes to our population that will have profound public policy implications: explosive growth, rapid urbanization and demographic inevitability.

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Point of Order: Crude awakening

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Chris Paddie, who chairs the House Energy Resources Committee, about the impact of oil and gas activity on the Texas economy, the downside of the upside, and what the future holds.

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