CATA Annual Junior Awards Banquet


27th Annual CATA Junior Awards Banquet
Sunday, May 1st 5p – 8p at the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum

Keynote Speaker

Evan Smith
CEO and Co-Founder Texas Tribune


Evan Smith’s Bio

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website,, and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, 23 national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Evan is also 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’s a graduate of Hamilton College and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.



The 2021 Junior Banquet was hosted virtually on Sunday, May 5th, 2021.

To relive the event please CLICK HERE

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