Trip Gabriel is an American journalist who has covered politics and national news for The New York Times. As of January 2015, he re-joined the paper's presidential campaign team for the 2016 race, having earlier covered the 2012 cycle. In between, he spent two years as mid-Atlantic correspondent, which included coverage of Appalachian poverty, the 2013 Virginia governor's race and the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
Gabriel joined The Times in 1994 as a reporter in the Style department. In 1997, he became editor of the "Sunday Styles" section and also worked as the director of fashion news. Under his direction, the once struggling Styles section grew and developed into a multifaceted presentation of fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and celebrity news. Largely due to its success, he spun off a separate "Thursday Styles" section in 2007.
After 12 years guiding Styles, Gabriel returned to reporting in 2010. He covered education nationally, including the series "Cheat Sheet" about academic plagiarism and other cheating by students and teachers. During the 2012 presidential race, he covered the campaigns of Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 
- Koblin, John, "Stuart Emmrich Replaces Trip Gabriel as Times' Style Editor", the New York Observer, February 22, 2010 12:47 pm ET. Retrieved 2011-01-13.