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.
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PYEONGCHANG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The last ski racers have schussed down the slopes of the Jeongseon Alpine Center on Mount Gariwang in South Korea but for environmentalists concerned about the future of its sacred forest the real competition is just beginning.
SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seattle is imposing a new tax on big business to help combat growing crises with affordable housing and homelessness, but advocates and residents worry the new funds will not be enough.
SEATTLE Seattle's city council on Monday approved a new tax for the city's biggest companies, including Amazon.com Inc , to combat a housing crisis attributed in part to a local economic boom that has driven up real estate costs at the expense of the working class.
SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Housing activists sued the U.S. government on Tuesday over its suspension of a rule designed to discourage racial segregation in cities and towns, saying integration is critical to the nation's economic prosperity.
LONDON/BOSTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists are urging Commonwealth leaders meeting in Britain this week to throw their weight behind a campaign to preserve a centuries-old communal land ownership system on the Caribbean island of Barbuda.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the day's tropical heat abates, Anif Safrizal fires up the grill at his satay stand. He sizzles chicken skewers, then slathers them with peanut sauce for customers who sit on plastic chairs or whizz their meals away on motorcycles.
SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years ago, Dennis Bateman's life was in shambles. He had just been released from prison for the fifth time. A teenage runaway from foster care who abused drugs and alcohol, he was addicted to heroin and methamphetamines, and sleeping rough.
SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A deal in last week's U.S. federal spending bill to fund wildfire fighting has drawn praise but also some concern over a provision relaxing rules on cutting trees in national forests.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a patch of gravel that was once a nondescript bus stop in Kuala Lumpur's old city, passersby can now find brightly-painted wooden pallets that double as seating and shelves stocked with free books for the taking. At least, for the time being.
SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in emerging markets could benefit from jobs in the booming ride-hailing industry, but cultural attitudes in some places are an obstacle, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said.