Welcome to NEXTpittsburgh, the must-read Pittsburgh publication about the people driving change in our city and the innovative and cool things happening here.

Our team of journalists, writers and photographers publish stories daily and send out an eblast twice a week.  Subscribe to get NEXT every Tuesday and Friday morning and check back often for the latest news, stories, events and job listings.

More than 225,000 people, from grassroots activists to heads of businesses and organizations, read NEXT monthly and we are growing every day.

Our goal? To publish stories with impact, focused on the cool people, projects and places taking Pittsburgh to the next level as a place of equity, creativity and innovation.

We do this through news in areas of Biz + Tech news and Design and Innovation along with:

  • Neighborhoods: Vivid descriptions and what you need to know about the many charming and scenic neighborhoods that make up our city.
  • Jobs: The latest in hiring news throughout the region every Monday and Thursday.
  • Eat. Drink. Do:  What’s new in the food world. What’s new in the drinking scene. And what to do this week, from new restaurants and food events to innovative dishes and craft drinks. Plus a weekly feature on one person’s “best meal I ate last week.”
  • Events: A curated selection of don’t-miss events weekly, from theater to festivals to lectures, including events for kids. Also Top 10 family adventures every month. To submit your event for consideration, email here.
  • Kidsburgh: From guides (Top 10 restaurants without a kids menu) and news about the people making Pittsburgh a better place to raise kids to revolutionizing education (Yes, Pittsburgh is doing this) and creating innovative play spaces.
  • NEXT Up: Get to know the influencers in our community as they dish about their favorite things in town.
  • NEXT Wave: A timely spotlight on change makers in the nonprofit world who are doing innovative work in our community.
  • Guides to Pittsburgh: from “Four reasons why Pittsburgh is becoming a Buzz City” to “10 best indoor play spaces in Pittsburgh,” to best pizza in town, we present the latest and greatest in our guides section.

We encourage readers to embrace our city, explore its many facets, and to think beyond traditional ways to develop its future.

Got news? Email us here:

All news and general: [email protected]

Events: [email protected]


Tracy Certo

Founder + Publisher

Jennifer Baron

Arts + Events editor

Sandra Tolliver

Contributing editor

Amanda Waltz

Business + Tech writer

Leah Lizarondo

Editor at Large

Ryan Rydzewski

Contributing editor

Tom O'Connor

Eat Drink Editor

Brian Conway

Contributing writer

Michele Fetting

Contributing Writer

Michael Machosky

Staff writer

Ali Trachta


Chris Togneri

Contributing writer

Emily Stimmel


Gina Mazza

Contributing Writer

Gene Walker


Abby Mendelson

Contributing Writer

Rob Larson