Evan Smith at the LBJ Presidential Library.
April 20, 1966 |
New York, New York
Early life and education
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).
citation needed] From February 2003 to August 2010, he hosted a weekly interview program, Texas Monthly Talks, that aired on every PBS station and some public radio stations across Texas. Since September 2010, he has hosted "Overheard with Evan Smith," a weekly interview program that airs on PBS stations nationally.[
Smith joined the staff of Texas Monthly as a senior editor in January 1992. In February 1993, he was promoted to deputy editor, and in July 2000, he was made editor. 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.
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. 
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