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.


Weed All About It

The knock on Matthew McConaughey’s arrest.

Pretty, Good

Hooray for Hollywood’s All the Pretty Horses.

W is for "Whew"!

The former stripper, the tabloid, and George W. Bush.

Toney Curtis
Regarding Henry

Henry Kissinger versus UT.

Cliff and Lisa Sharples

The husband-and-wife co-founders of garden.com dish the dirt on their IPO.

Estranged Bedfellows

The politics — and semantics — of the Mosbacher divorce.

The Law Won

Emilio Navaira and Gloria Trevi get their days in court.

A Great Day In Austin

Together for the first time: Two Tommys (Hancock and Shannon), two Montes (Montomery and Warden), two Hubbards (Blues Boys and Ray Wylie) and two Clarks (Carrie and W.C.), plus a Butthole Surfer, three Gourds, six Bells of Joy, a Tailgator, and 87 others who give their all, creatively speaking, to the Live Music Capital of the World.

John O’Quinn Objects

“When a corporation does something that results in the death of people, what prison do you put them in?” asks the plantiffs lawyer Texas business loves to hate, and he’s just getting warmed up.

The Temp

Meet our governor … Rodney Ellis?

How W. Can Lose

What are George Bush’s weaknesses as he heads into the fall campaign? We asked six Texas Democrats— a former governor, a former lieutenant governor, two wannabes, and two wiseacre pundits—to make the case against him. They pulled no punches.

Women On The Verge

The Latinas in the Democrats’ sights.

Great Expectations

Where we go from here.

Grand Designs

A new Texas Monthly by design—and necessity.