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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

Jan 13 2018

Figureskating: Searching for the next Asada, Japan rebuilds

TOKYO Japanese figure-skating fans head into next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an unusual position with no-one in their once powerhouse women's team assuming the mantle of the retired Mao Asada.

Jan 13 2018

Figureskating: From Hanyu's shadow, Uno leaps eagerly to the attack

TOKYO Shoma Uno first stepped on the ice at five, but it was the rough-and-tumble of hockey he had his eyes on - until a chance meeting with a Japanese figure skater changed everything.

Jan 11 2018

Popular Hanyu hopes to be bright as Button in Korea

TOKYO Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will take to the ice in Pyeongchang aiming to duplicate a feat that was last achieved more than six decades ago should he go on to claim back-to-back titles in men's figure skating.

Jan 05 2018

Record-breaking ice dancers braced for Olympic showdown

NAGOYA, Japan When French pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron skated to a new world record at last year's Grand Prix Final, their excellence not only started to seem almost routine but it set the stage for an ice dance showdown at the Olympics

Jan 05 2018

Record-breaking ice dancers braced for Olympic showdown

NAGOYA, Japan When French pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron skated to a new world record at last year's Grand Prix Final, their excellence not only started to seem almost routine but it set the stage for an ice dance showdown at the Olympics

Jan 05 2018

Olympics-Figureskating-Record-breaking ice dancers braced for Olympic showdown

NAGOYA, Japan, Jan 5 When French pair Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron skated to a new world record at last year's Grand Prix Final, their excellence not only started to seem almost routine but it set the stage for an ice dance showdown at the Olympics

Jan 04 2018

Figureskating-Quads: how far will they go?

TOKYO To quad or not to quad would not even be a question for any man aiming for the podium at this year's Olympics, as more of the complicated jumps fill routines and bring in the points.

Jan 04 2018

Figureskating: Eating disorders dull skating's luster as awareness grows

TOKYO/MOSCOW Japanese figure skater Akiko Suzuki was struggling with jumps when her coach said losing a kilogram could help. Instead, in two months she lost nearly a third of her body weight, putting her career - and her life - in danger.

Jan 04 2018

Eating disorders dull skating's lustre as awareness grows

TOKYO/MOSCOW Japanese figure skater Akiko Suzuki was struggling with jumps when her coach said losing a kilogram could help. Instead, in two months she lost nearly a third of her body weight, putting her career - and her life - in danger.

Dec 12 2017

U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

TOKYO A U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea more than half a century ago, but who was eventually allowed to leave the secretive state, has died in Japan aged 77. | Video

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