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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

Feb 21 2013

Sandusky appeals child sex conviction one more time

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania Convicted child sex offender Jerry Sandusky on Thursday took his appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in an attempt to overturn a jury verdict that found him guilty of abusing 10 boys.

Feb 10 2013

Paterno family report slams finding of child sex abuse cover-up

HARRISBURG, Penn. Family members of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno on Sunday released a report they commissioned that said that a former FBI director's finding that Paterno helped cover up a child sex abuse scandal was flawed and unfair.

Feb 05 2013

Pension reform, layoffs in Pennsylvania proposed budget

HARRISBURG, Penn. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett asked the state's Republican-led legislature on Tuesday for pension reform, layoffs, transportation investments and a $90 million increase in basic education funding in his proposed budget for fiscal 2014.

Feb 05 2013

Pension reform, layoffs in Pennsylvania proposed budget

HARRISBURG, Penn. Feb 5 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett asked the state's Republican-led legislature on Tuesday for pension reform, layoffs, transportation investments and a $90 million increase in basic education funding in his proposed budget for fiscal 2014.

Jan 10 2013

Sandusky begins appeal of sex abuse conviction

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, appearing thinner but upbeat, returned to court on Thursday to hear his lawyers argue that his child sex abuse conviction should be tossed because they had insufficient time to prepare for trial.

Jan 10 2013

Sandusky begins appeal of sex abuse conviction

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in court on Thursday for the first time since he was sent to prison for sexually abusing young boys, looking thinner but upbeat while his lawyers appealed his conviction.

Nov 28 2012

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania may soon renew bankruptcy threat as ban ends

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's capital city Harrisburg, neck-deep in more than $340 million debt, is on the verge of getting a powerful negotiating tool with creditors: the threat of bankruptcy.

Nov 16 2012

Penn State seeks to halt suit by Sandusky whistleblower

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania A lawyer for the witness who caught former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky naked in a shower with a boy asked a judge on Friday to let his whistleblower lawsuit against the university go forward, saying his constitutional rights should not be delayed.

Nov 15 2012

Auditor recommends changes in Penn State governance

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog is calling for sweeping changes in the way Penn State University governs itself following the child sexual abuse conviction of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Nov 07 2012

Former Penn State president arraigned on cover-up charges

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier was freed on bail on Wednesday after his arraignment on charges he covered up the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal in what prosecutors called a "conspiracy of silence."

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