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Evan Smith

Smith is CEO and Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public media organization.

Smith joined the Tribune's staff in August 2009, after stepping down as the president and editor in chief of TEXAS MONTHLY. He joined the magazine's staff as a senior editor in January 1992 and was promoted 13 months later to deputy editor. In July 2000 he was named editor – only the third person to hold that title. In September 2008, when founder and publisher Mike Levy retired, he assumed the title of president and editor in chief. During Smith's tenure as editor, TEXAS MONTHLY was nominated for 16 National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Twice on his watch, most recently in April 2009, TEXAS MONTHLY was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.