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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

Mar 10 2012

Britney Spears rejects $10 million bid host "X-Factor"

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (TheWrap.com) - Britney Spears has rejected a $10 million offer to host the next season of "The X Factor," TheWrap has learned.

Mar 05 2012

Colleague recalls journalist Anthony Shadid's last moments

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (TheWrap.com) - In his last moments, New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid knew that he faced danger from the horses that would lead him back to safety from Syria, over the border with Turkey.

Feb 08 2012

Univision, ABC seek to launch Hispanic news network

LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (TheWrap.com) - A joint venture by ABC and Univision to launch an English-language cable news channel catering to the growing Hispanic market is expected to launch before the fall election, individuals with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Feb 07 2012

Christina Aguilera re-ups for "The Voice"

LOS ANGELES, Feb 7 (TheWrap.com) - "The Voice" has signed Christina Aguilera for a third season as NBC considers launching that season in the fall instead of waiting until 2013, TheWrap has learned.

Jan 29 2012

Weinstein Company picks up "Lay the Favorite"

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29 (TheWrap.com) - The Weinstein Company has made its first acquisition of this year's Sundance Film Festival, acquiring "Lay the Favorite." The movie, by British director Stephen Frears, sold for more than $2 million.

Jan 29 2012

Hollywood actors' guilds move closer to merger

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29 (TheWrap.com) - The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' national board approved a merger proposal with the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday.

Jan 24 2012

Fox Searchlight buys "The Surrogate" for $6 million

PARK CITY, Utah (TheWrap.com) - "The Surrogate," a drama starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes as a man who hires a professional sex surrogate, has sold to Fox Searchlight for $6 million in the largest acquisition of the Sundance Film Festival so far, TheWrap has confirmed.

Jan 23 2012

Sundance new normal - strong films, cautious, steady buying

PARK CITY, Utah (TheWrap.com) - The Sundance action got under way over the weekend with numerous films sold or about to be sold, and indie buyers impressed by a crop of what they called intelligent and thoughtful films.

Jan 22 2012

CBS buys "The Words", "Tupelo 77" gets a director

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (TheWrap.com) - Buying activity at the Sundance Film Festival ramped up on Sunday after late-night negotiations on Saturday. CBS Films announced that it had acquired "The Words," a drama starring Brad Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons.

Jan 22 2012

"Invisible War" exposes widespread rape in U.S. military

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (TheWrap.com) - Rape in the American armed forces is an issue that has quietly been gathering attention over the past decade. But it exploded with the power of suppressed fury at the Sundance festival's Friday afternoon screening of the documentary "The Invisible War," a devastating indictment of the government's inaction on the issue.

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