Rita Jane Gabbett Rita Jane Gabbett Executive Editor

Janie Gabbett has earned multiple Jesse H. Neal Awards and an ASBPE Award for her work on Meatingplace. She oversees the industry-leading daily news operation of Meatingplace as well as writes and edits in-depth features for the magazine. “I believe Meatingplace can be an ‘early warning system’ for the industry by choosing the most relevant stories to cover and writing them in a balanced, intelligent way,” said Gabbett. Raised on a farm in Illinois, Gabbett started her journalism career covering the agriculture industry in Washington, D.C. and held several positions with Reuters, including managing editor of Reuters, North America.