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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 02 2017

For some elderly Americans, mortgage rules herald harder struggle

AGAWAM, Mass. Lloyd Nicholas, 82, and his wife Gloria Hitchcock, 69, sat next to each other as they received counseling on a reverse mortgage, a loan that would allow them to cash out the equity in their home, pay off a mountain of bills and live comfortably as they age in the house they built 50 years ago. | Video

Aug 03 2017

Injured photographer calls Justin Bieber a 'good kid' after accident

Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his truck after leaving a Beverly Hills church service, and the singer got out to help the man while waiting for emergency services to arrive. | Video

Jul 20 2017

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' reboot in 2018

NEW YORK Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018. | Video

Jul 01 2017

Gunman kills doctor, wounds six others in Bronx hospital rampage

NEW YORK A doctor who had lost his job at a New York City hospital opened fire with an assault rifle inside the building on Friday, killing another physician and wounding six other people before taking his own life in a burst of apparent workplace-related violence, officials said. | Video

Jun 06 2017

An urban farm grows in Brooklyn

NEW YORK Erik Groszyk, 30, used to spend his day as an investment banker working on spreadsheets. Now, he blasts rapper Kendrick Lamar while harvesting crops from his own urban farm out of a shipping container in a Brooklyn parking lot. | Video

May 12 2017

New York fines cab companies for taking advantage of migrants fleeing to Canada

(This May 10 story corrects headline and paragraph one to show that not all of the accused paid fines for price gouging, corrects paragraph two to clarify allegations of price gouging)

May 10 2017

A Trump supporter, and his cab, play unexpected role in escape to Canada

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Cab driver Curtis Seymour got the call at 3:30 a.m. to pick up a passenger at the Greyhound bus station in Plattsburgh, New York, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Canadian border. | Video

May 09 2017

'American Idol' to make comeback on ABC TV in 2018

NEW YORK "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

May 02 2017

Celebrities embrace avant-garde challenge at 2017 Met Gala

NEW YORK On a night when celebrities can let loose on their fashion choices, pop princesses and Hollywood actress took it up a notch in the avant-garde department at New York's Met Gala on Monday. | Video

Apr 13 2017

To visit Titanic, New York banker dives deep into her savings

NEW YORK Renata Rojas has longed to visit the wreck of the Titanic since she was a girl, years before the ill-fated passenger liner was discovered on the seabed three decades ago. | Video

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