Evan Smith

Co-founder and Senior Advisor, The Texas Tribune, and Senior Advisor, Emerson Collective

Smith was chair of Joe Kahn’s keynote presentation at ISOJ 2023. Watch the conversation here.

Evan Smith@evanasmith
Evan Smith is a senior advisor at The Texas Tribune, the pioneering nonprofit digital news organization he cofounded in 2009 and led for more than thirteen years as CEO. He is also a senior advisor at Emerson Collective, where he advises local news nonprofits around the country, and he is the inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Journalism at the University of Virginia’s Karsh Institute of Democracy. Previously he spent eighteen years at Texas Monthly, including nine years as the magazine’s editor in chief and a year as its president. Evan is the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. A native of New York, he is a graduate of Hamilton College and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.