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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 19 2017

Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

SEOUL Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions. | Video

Oct 17 2017

North Korea's 'princess' now one of the secretive state's top policy makers

(This Oct. 9 story corrects para 18 to show that person attending concert was likely not Kim Yo Jong) | Video

Oct 12 2017

How a homemade tool helped North Korea's missile program

SEOUL, In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero - one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state's banned nuclear and missile programs. | Video

Oct 11 2017

South Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North

SEOUL A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories in the Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea said on Wednesday they want to visit to verify the North's claim that it had restarted some operations there on its own.

Oct 11 2017

South Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North

SEOUL A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories in the Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea said on Wednesday they want to visit to verify the North's claim that it had restarted some operations there on its own.

Oct 11 2017

South Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North

SEOUL A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories in the Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea said on Wednesday they want to visit to verify the North's claim that it had restarted some operations there on its own.

Oct 11 2017

S.Koreans seek to visit once-jointly run factory zone in North

SEOUL, Oct 11 A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories in the Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea said on Wednesday they want to visit to verify the North's claim that it had restarted some operations there on its own.

Sep 28 2017

Behind the bombast: North Korea's genteel foreign minister

SEOUL The man who called Donald Trump "President Evil" last week at the U.N. General Assembly is actually a genteel intellectual who studies the memoirs of former U.S. presidents and has taste for fine whisky, according to ten people who know him.

Sep 28 2017

Behind the bombast - North Korea's genteel foreign minister

SEOUL The man who called Donald Trump "President Evil" last week at the U.N. General Assembly is actually a genteel intellectual who studies the memoirs of former U.S. presidents and has taste for fine whisky, according to ten people who know him.

Sep 22 2017

A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying

SEOUL/TOKYO Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday.

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