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View from the newsroom Rita Jane Gabbett
Rita Jane Gabbett is one of four Meatingplace editors who lend insight into the news and issues of the day for the poultry and meat processing industry.

Bio for Rita Jane Gabbett

Rita Jane Gabbett is the executive editor of Meatingplace.

For the past six years, she has headed up their daily news operation and writes feature-length articles for the monthly magazine, Meatingplace In Print.

Over the past three years, Meatingplace has won six Jesse H. Neal Awards from American Business Media for journalistic excellence.

Prior to joining Meatingplace she worked as a journalist and editor for the international news agency Reuters for 23 years. Positions included Reuters’ managing editor for North America, Reuters’ financial editor for Asia, Chicago bureau chief and a beat reporter in Washington covering food and animal agriculture.

Rita Jane grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Illinois that also raised chickens and sheep.