Texas Tribune Co-Founder Smith at TAMIU Tonight
Posted: 11/14/13

Texas Tribune Co-Founder Speaks at
TAMIU’s Sanchez Lecture Series Tonight

Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO for The Texas Tribune, will present “Evolution and Revolution: Politics and the Media in 2013” at the first installment of the Texas A&M International University A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Admission is free and open to the public.

A native of New York, Smith spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly Magazine—eight years as editor and one year as president and editor-in-chief. He hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program, “Texas Monthly Talks,” which aired in PBS stations and currently hosts “Overheard with Evan Smith,” also on PBS.

Smith has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

The A.R. Sanchez Lecture Series honors the late Antonio R. Sanchez, Sr., a Laredo businessman best remembered for his philanthropic efforts, work ethic and generosity. He was a major crusader for a four-year University in Laredo and a supporter of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The lecture Series is presented through the vision and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Sanchez Jr.

For additional information on the A. R. Sanchez, Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 326.2460 or e-mail hdennis@tamiu.edu

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