Evan Smith

Evan Smith is the CEO and editor in chief of the Texas Tribune. Previously he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down in August 2009 as the magazine’s president and editor in chief. He previously served as editor for more than eight years—only the third person to hold that title. On his watch, Texas Monthly was nominated for 16 National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and twice was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. For eight years, he hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program Texas Monthly Talks, which aired on PBS stations statewide. He currently hosts Overheard With Evan Smith, airing on PBS stations nationally. A New York native, he has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.


The Lone Starr State

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr was born in Vernon, and that’s just one of the many Texas connections at the heart of his investigation of Bill Clinton.

Written Off

LeAnn Rimes gets written off.

Tax Moncrief

Inside Tex Moncrief’s IRS mess.

Radio Daze

Gary Mauro’s bad spell.

The Junior League

The media muff George W. Bush’s name.

War Is Hell

Why the Austin American-Stateman’s film critic is under seige.

Georgia O’Beef

Fort Worth art patrons fight the Presbyterians over Georgia O’Keefe

Moody Blues

“Aunt Jimmy” sues Galveston’s first family.

Love and Marriage

How Frank Sinatra, Jr., became a Texan-in-law.

Deep Dish

Which Hollywood legend is “the bitch of all time”? Which comedienne’s daughter was a dope addict by age fourteen and came to Houston to get unhooked? Texas’ top gossips tell all.


Internet profiteers target George W. Bush.

Sexual Congress

Who says there is nothing funny about the Monica Lewinsky matter?

Purple Reign

Sandra Cisneros’ colorful victory.