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Leigh Anne Zinsmeister

Group Managing Editor, Nation's Restaurant News

Leigh Anne Zinsmeister is a managing editor for Informa’s Foodservices Vertical, specifically Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality, and Supermarket News.  Leigh Anne works on all of the brands’ special reports, including Nation’s Restaurant News’ annual Top 500 report, Restaurant Hospitality’s Best Cocktails and Best Sandwiches contests, and Supermarket News’ Top 50. She also manages the group’s digital engagement team, and was the managing editor for Food Management until December 2023.

Leigh Anne lives in New York City, but also claims Phoenix, Dallas and Cleveland as hometowns. Leigh Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she also studied European history. 

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Leigh Anne Zinsmeister’s experience: 

  • Group Managing Editor, Informa’s Foodservices Vertical (Aug. 2021-present)
  • Group Content Manager, Informa Restaurant and Food Group (Feb. 2020-Aug. 2021)
  • Digital Content Manager, Informa Restaurant and Food Group (April 2018-Feb. 2020)
  • Digital Content Producer, Informa Restaurant and Food Group (June 2016-April 2018)
  • Community Moderator, Mail Online (March 2014-June 2016)
  • Wire Editor, Gannett’s Phoenix Design studio (The Arizona Republic, The Reno Gazette-Journal, The Statesman Journal, The Great Falls Tribune, The Visalia Times-Delta, The Tulare Advance Register, The Salinas Californian, The St. George Spectrum, The Desert Sun, The Coloradoan) (Jan. 2012-March 2014)

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