Rockford, IL – July 21, 2021 –WATT Global Media has hired Meredith Johnson as the managing editor of Egg Industry Insight and Alyssa Hardt as associate editor.

Johnson brings experience in project management, food processing compliance with regulatory requirements, sanitation operating procedures, HACCP plans, GMP policies and supporting food safety programs with her. Prior to joining WATT, Johnson served in supervisory roles in Quality Control for Golden State Foods and Koch Foods facilities.

Meredith holds an undergraduate degree in Meat Science with a focus on nutrition, and a Master of Poultry Science, both from Auburn University. Meredith’s graduate research specialized in food quality with a thesis on broiler breast meat quality. She has also completed PAACO animal welfare auditing training.

“We look forward to leveraging Meredith’s knowledge and training in poultry science, meat science, quality control and auditing to provide engaging informative content to our poultry audience,” said Terrence O’Keefe, content director, WATT Global Media. Egg Industry Insight was launched in January 2021 as a digital weekly briefing serving the global egg industry. “Egg Industry Insight has achieved a high level of engagement with our audience and we expect this to continue with the addition of Meredith to our editorial team.”

Hardt holds an undergraduate degree in English – Studies in Writing from Northern Illinois University. Prior to coming to WATT Alyssa interned for six months with The Buchanan Group, where she gained experience in online content management and research.

Alyssa will be responsible for writing about and posting products on, and She will update events calendars and write news items for the sites.

“We’re excited to have Alyssa on our team and plan to tap into her writing skills,” said Jim Winter, digital content director, WATT Global Media. “It will be great to have a versatile editor on staff who can tackle projects across our content spectrum.”

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Emily Anderson, Digital Communications & Marketing Specialist