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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GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Germany began sending tanks and other equipment to Lithuania on Tuesday as part of a NATO mission to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression.
Millions of beer drinkers from around the globe flock to the Bavarian capital from the penultimate Saturday of September, to celebrate the Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world.
I had the opportunity to be an eyewitness to a Bavarian traditional event - the so-called “Almabtrieb” on the lake Koenigssee, in one of the most beautiful regions of Southern Germany.
To get different angles I jumped into the water almost every day to change positions and lenses. I spent almost 8 hours over the last two weeks in the Olympic pool doing 25 dives to adjust, replace or rescue the remote controlled underwater camera.
It's 5am when my alarm clock rings and to be honest, my thoughts are more about coffee than beer.