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 Other War

They dislike us. They really dislike us.

Customer Service

Two mayors give their cities the business.

A Few Words with Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban shoots (from the hip).

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick avoids Tracy Austin Syndrome.

One Ticked-off Grandma

You’d be one too if you were Carole Keeton Strayhorn and you thought the governor was messing with you.

Joe Jamail

Joe Jamail rails against tort deform.

Anchor Away

What Walter Cronkite really thinks about cable TV shoutfests, the length of network newscasts, and (ahem) Jayson Blair.

Barbara Bush

The former first lady on her new book, how she writes— and why she never liked Alice in Wonderland.

Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins goes nuts for Arnold.

A Few Words With Ron Kirk

Evan Smith talks with former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk about life after politics and, well, politics.

Clifford Antone

Clifford Antone gets back in the club.

FLFW Will See You Now

In a rare interview, George H.W. Bush—a.k.a. the Former Leader of the Free World—disses Newt and the Dixie Chicks, muses on the restorative powers of Maine, and (who’d have imagined?) has nice things to say about the current occupant of the Oval Office.

David Clyde

His post-phenom life.