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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 16 2017

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

Oct 13 2017

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

Oct 12 2017

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims 'not natives,' numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

Oct 11 2017

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

YANGON Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.

Oct 11 2017

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

YANGON Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbours in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.

Sep 29 2017

Myanmar ministers deliver aid to trapped Rohingya village

YANGON Two senior Myanmar government officials have delivered aid to a remote Rohingya Muslim village, and guaranteed residents' safety, after they were cut off and threatened by hostile Rakhine Buddhist neighbours, one of the officials said.

Sep 29 2017

Myanmar ministers deliver aid to trapped Rohingya village

YANGON Two senior Myanmar government officials have delivered aid to a remote Rohingya Muslim village, and guaranteed residents' safety, after they were cut off and threatened by hostile Rakhine Buddhist neighbors, one of the officials said.

Sep 29 2017

Myanmar ministers deliver aid to trapped Rohingya village

YANGON Two senior Myanmar government officials have delivered aid to a remote Rohingya Muslim village, and guaranteed residents' safety, after they were cut off and threatened by hostile Rakhine Buddhist neighbours, one of the officials said.

Sep 24 2017

Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State

YANGON Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

Sep 24 2017

Myanmar says bodies of 28 Hindu villagers found in Rakhine State

YANGON Myanmar government forces found on Sunday the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers who authorities suspected were killed by Muslim insurgents last month, at the beginning of a spasm of violence that has sent 430,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh.

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