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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

Dec 08 2017

California avocados hit with triple whammy of fire, wind and ash

LOS ANGELES The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California's Ventura County destroyed much of the region's avocado crop not just with flames, but also with fierce Santa Ana winds and a thick blanket of ash.

Dec 08 2017

California avocados hit with triple whammy of fire, wind and ash

LOS ANGELES The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California's Ventura County destroyed much of the region's avocado crop not just with flames, but also with fierce Santa Ana winds and a thick blanket of ash.

Dec 08 2017

California avocados hit with triple whammy of fire, wind and ash

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California's Ventura County destroyed much of the region's avocado crop not just with flames, but also with fierce Santa Ana winds and a thick blanket of ash.

Dec 06 2017

Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhood

LOS ANGELES A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least six homes, threatening hundreds more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. | Video

Dec 05 2017

Illegal immigrant hit with federal charges after San Francisco murder acquittal

LOS ANGELES An illegal immigrant from Mexico was indicted on federal firearms charges on Tuesday just days after he was acquitted of murdering a San Francisco woman in a case that was raised during the 2016 presidential election.

Dec 01 2017

U.S. prosecutors seek arrest of illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle murder

LOS ANGELES U.S. prosecutors on Friday sought to arrest an illegal immigrant acquitted of murdering a San Francisco woman in a case raised during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying his conviction on a lesser weapons charge violated the terms of his supervised release.

Nov 15 2017

Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police. | Video

Nov 12 2017

Thousands to join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES Thousands of people are expected to march in Los Angeles on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

Nov 11 2017

Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

LOS ANGELES Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday. | Video

Nov 01 2017

Facing backlash, Rolling Stone writer posts second apology for 'hurtful' book

LOS ANGELES A Rolling Stone writer who has come under fire for a 17-year-old book that critics say depicts his own mistreatment of women at a newspaper office made a second apology on Wednesday, saying he wrote "hurtful" things but did not sexually harass anyone.

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