Our Mission

Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national service for America’s booming 50+ population. Our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. We do this by providing news, information and advice to help our audience navigate their lives and inviting them to join in an ongoing conversation about the issues and transitions we all face.

Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) in St. Paul, Minn. produces Next Avenue for the PBS system and 84 PBS stations are local affiliate partners. Our content extends far beyond our website, through our national network of media partners and government and nonprofit allies.

Next Avenue relies on sponsorship partners to make our service possible. For more information on sponsorships, go here or contact Next Avenue Managing Director Susan Donley at sdonley@nextavenue.org. We also appreciate ideas, comments and suggestions from our audience. Please sign up for our e-newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest so we can hear your thoughts.


Our Team

Jim Pagliarini

President and CEO, Twin Cities Public Television (tpt)

Jim and  his colleague Judy Diaz were the founders and creators who brought  Next Avenue to life. Jim is pleased to be on the team harnessing the power of the media to inspire, engage and inform people as they embark on the journey of growing older and wiser. Reach him at jpagliarini@tpt.org.


Susan Donley

Managing Director

Susan guides the vision for Next Avenue and leads day-to-day operations. She is responsible for our strategic and financial success. Susan, who is based in Washington, D.C., has been a part of the Next Avenue team since its conception, serving as an early consultant and later joining full-time to oversee brand strategy, digital marketing and business development. Reach her at sdonley@nextavenue.org or at 202-248-1649.


Sue Campbell

Editorial and Content Director

Editor of the Living & Learning Channel

Sue leads the editorial vision and strategy for Next Avenue and directs its content team. Before joining Next Avenue, she spent nearly 20 years in the newsroom at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, leading features and news teams and transitioning them from a print to digital-first focus. Prior to that, she wrote and edited for numerous publications including Glamour, Redbook, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Baltimore Sun. She loves nothing more than telling real people’s stories and finding out about the issues that make a difference in their lives. Reach her at 651-229-1348 or by email at scampbell@nextavenue.org. Follow her on Twitter @SuePCampbell.


Richard Eisenberg

Assistant Managing Editor

Senior Editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose Channels

Rich has helped people manage their finances and careers as a writer and editor at major media outlets including Money, Yahoo!, CBS MoneyWatch, USA Today and Good Housekeeping. He has written two books, How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis and The Money Book of Personal Finance. He is based in New Jersey and can be reached at 908-456-2089 or by email at reisenberg@nextavenue.org. Follow him on Twitter @richeis315.


Emily Gurnon

Senior Editor of the Health & Wellness and Caregiving Channels

In her more than two decades as a reporter and editor, Emily has covered everything from health to legal affairs to politics. A Minnesota native, she spent much of her career in California, working on staff at The San Francisco Examiner and freelancing for The Los Angeles Times. Before joining Next Avenue, she was a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a writer for many health and wellness publications and websites, including WebMD.com. Reach her by phone at 651-229-1301 or by email at egurnon@nextavenue.org. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyGurnon.


Liza Kaufman Hogan

Senior Editor for Partnerships

Liza manages Next Avenue’s relationships with our network of media partners and nonprofit and government allies. Based in Washington, DC, she also covers policy issues and general assignments for the site. A longtime reporter and editor, Liza has helped launch CNN.com and later produced content for Oprah.com. Reach her at 773-332-6520 or email her at lhogan@nextavenue.org. Follow her on Twitter @lizakhogan.


Bryce Kirchoff

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Bryce comes to Next Avenue with rich experience engaging audiences around quality content at all levels of media — from managing Wisconsin Public Television’s award-winning series of Community Forums on Race & Diversity to teaching independent filmmakers how to extend the impact of their work at the National Center for Media Engagement. Now based in L.A., he can be reached at 608-213-2126 or by email at bkirchoff@nextavenue.org. Follow him on Twitter @bckirchoff.


Jill Yanish

Associate Editor

Jill is responsible for sharing Next Avenue’s content with our partners, amplifying what we produce through social media and maintaining editorial consistency across all content from our articles to our e-books. She is also a general interest reporter for the site, with a focus on books and authors. Before joining Next Avenue, she worked at a small weekly newspaper and held internships at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and tpt. Reach her at 651-229-1338 or e-mail her at jyanish@nextavenue.org. Follow her on Twitter @JillYanish.


John Daenzer

Vice President of Digital at Twin Cities Public Television

Since joining tpt in late 2010, John has helped lead the conception, design, interactive development and public launches of several digital station projects. He and his team lead web development for nextavenue.org. John joined tpt after working for more than 20 years as a newsroom and digital leader in commercial broadcast television. You can email him at jdaenzer@tpt.org.


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