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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

Aug 11 2017

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Time Warner Inc's HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. | Video

Aug 11 2017

Sumner Redstone heir launches app for TV viewers hooked on social media

NEW YORK, August 11A grandson of media mogul Sumner Redstone is launching an app that he hopes will help television companies, like the ones his family controls, attract young television viewers who spend as much time texting and posting about shows as they do watching them.

Aug 10 2017

Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S. - sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business. | Video

Aug 09 2017

Twenty-First Century Fox revenue misses, profit tops estimates

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly profit edged past analysts' estimates, but revenue fell just short of expectations, hurt by the lack of box office hits from its movie studio.

Aug 07 2017

CBS expands streaming services as earnings beat expectations

CBS Corp is taking its streaming service abroad and launching an online sports service to appeal to the growing number of viewers who prefer to watch their favorite shows online, executives said on Monday.

Aug 07 2017

CBS signs with AT&T to stream networks on DirecTV Now

CBS Corp said on Monday it signed a deal for its shows to feature on AT&T Inc's DirecTV Now online streaming service.

Aug 04 2017

Viacom's weak forecast shows need for merger: analysts

NEW YORK Viacom Inc could gain a leg up in negotiations with distributors and ward off declines in U.S. ad revenue and sales by finding a merger partner, analysts said on Friday.

Aug 03 2017

Viacom sees weak affiliate sales, shares plummet

Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures, forecast a low single-digit dip in sales to U.S. pay-TV companies and streaming video services this quarter, sending its stock down almost 8 percent after hours.

Aug 02 2017

HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of hack

HBO's chief said on Wednesday that the company is conducting a forensic review of its computer systems to better understand the scope of a cyber attack that surfaced over the weekend.

Aug 02 2017

'Wonder Woman' helps Time Warner beat estimates as ad sales dip

Time Warner Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as revenue from box office hit "Wonder Woman" helped offset declining ad revenue. | Video

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