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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

May 04 2018

U.S. hedge fund Elliott defeats Vivendi in board vote

ROZZANO, Italy U.S. hedge fund Elliott pulled off a boardroom coup at Telecom Italia on Friday, wresting control away from French media group Vivendi as the fund embarks on a campaign to shake up slumbering companies across Europe.

Apr 24 2018

Telecom Italia shareholders back CEO as board seat showdown looms

ROZZANO, Italy Telecom Italia (TIM) Chief Executive Amos Genish was backed by nearly all shareholders present at a general meeting on Tuesday, days before a showdown over board seats between the Italian phone group's top two investors.

Apr 23 2018

Ruling delays Telecom Italia board showdown with Elliott

MILAN A judge ruled in favor of an appeal by Telecom Italia (TIM) and its leading investor Vivendi to block a vote on some board director replacements proposed by activist fund Elliott at an April 24 shareholders meeting, a court document showed.

Oct 13 2017

Italy regulator explores forced Telecom Italia network split: sources

MILAN/ROME Italy's communications regulator is considering whether it could force Telecom Italia (TIM) to put its fixed-line network into a separate company to address competition concerns, three sources close to the matter said.

Sep 14 2017

Telecom Italia ruling plays into Rome's hand in Vivendi row

PARIS/MILAN An Italian watchdog ruling that Vivendi has de facto control of Telecom Italia has strengthened Rome's hand as it considers using special powers that could trigger asset sales.

Aug 07 2017

Open Fiber head says well-placed to buy Telecom Italia's network

MILAN Italy's new telecoms network company Open Fiber would be in a good position to buy Telecom Italia's (TIM) network, it said on Monday, adding to a growing debate on whether the former phone monopoly should sell its most prized asset.

Jul 24 2017

Telecom Italia puts broadband plan for rural areas on hold: sources

MILAN Telecom Italia has put a plan to roll out ultrafast broadband in rural areas of Italy on hold, two sources familiar with the matter said, suspending a project that triggered a row with the government and contributed to the imminent departure of its CEO.

Jul 24 2017

Telecom Italia suspends broadband plan for rural areas: sources

MILAN Telecom Italia has put its plan to roll out ultrafast broadband in rural areas of Italy on ice, two sources said, suspending a project at the heart of a row with the government that is seen as a reason for the imminent departure of the group's boss.

Jul 07 2017

Vivendi asks Telecom Italia boss to cool broadband row with Rome - sources

MILAN/PARIS Telecom Italia's top shareholder Vivendi has asked the Italian firm's CEO to ease up in a row with Rome that threatens a breakdown in relations between the former state monopoly and government over the rollout of ultrafast broadband, sources close to the matter said.

Jun 01 2017

Telecom Italia appoints Vivendi's CEO as chairman

MILAN Telecom Italia appointed Vivendi's chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine as its executive chairman on Thursday as the French media group further tightens its grip on Italy's former monopoly telecoms network operator.

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