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.


Who's Next?

San Antonio’s Marshevet Hooker is not just any old high school sprinter; she’s an Olympic gold medalist in the making. Meet her and nine other women we’re betting will lead the new Texas—and the world.

John Lee Hancock

The director of the new Alamo movie takes on the storied battle—and the eyes of Texas are upon him.

Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer between the covers.

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sheila Jackson Lee can take the heat (but not pulled pork).

Pro vs. Chron

How the new editor of the Houston Chronicle is trying to turn the page on the paper’s past.

Mike Moses

Dallas schools superintendent Mike Moses makes progress—and more money than anyone else.

Johnny “Lam” Jones

Evan Smith on Johnny “Lam” Jones.

My Three Sons

Prudence Mackintosh’s sons.