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Evan Smith (born April 20, 1966) is an American journalist. He is the CEO of The Texas Tribune and host of the weekly interview program "Overheard with Evan Smith."[1]

Evan Smith
Evan Smith at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Evan Smith at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Born (1966-04-20) April 20, 1966 (age 53)
New York, New York


Early life and educationEdit

Born in New York, Smith has a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (which inducted him into its Hall of Achievement in April 2006).[2][3]


Since September 2010, he has hosted "Overheard with Evan Smith," a weekly interview program produced by KLRU that airs on PBS stations nationally.[4]

Texas MonthlyEdit

Smith joined the staff of Texas Monthly as a senior editor in January 1992.[5] In February 1993, he was promoted to deputy editor, and in July 2000, he was made editor.[6] In May 2002, he added the title of executive vice president. He announced his intention to resign on July 17, 2009, and stepped down on August 21, 2009.[7][8][9]

Texas TribuneEdit

Smith co-founded the Texas Tribune, an online, nonprofit, non-partisan public media organization, with Austin venture capitalist John Thornton and veteran journalist Ross Ramsey. It launched on November 3, 2009.[10][11]


  1. ^ "NY Times Ends Texas Tribune Partnership". Adweek. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ "WEDDINGS; Julia A. Null, Evan A. Smith". 24 April 1994 – via
  3. ^ "Page Not Found - Medill - Northwestern University". Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  4. ^ "Evan Smith". PBS. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Evan Smith: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Interview: Evan Smith". PRWeek. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  7. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard. "Texas Monthly's Longtime Editor Leaves the Magazine for a Local Web Start-up".
  8. ^ Robert Wilonsky. "Texas Monthly's President, Evan Smith, Will Now Be CEO of New Texas Tribune". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  9. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard (17 July 2009). "Web News Start-Up Has Its Eye on Texas" – via
  10. ^ "For the Texas Tribune, "events are journalism" — and money makers". Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  11. ^ "What makes the Texas Tribune's event business so successful?". Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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