Jonathan Barrett

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

22 Jun 2018

How a powerful inquiry upended one of Australia's grandest companies

SYDNEY One of Australia's oldest financial institutions, AMP Ltd , spent years building the country's largest network of financial advisers to recommend its products, and well over a century polishing its brand.

10 Jun 2018

Rain brings wheat relief in Australia's west

SYDNEY Relieved farmers in Australia's export-focused west are celebrating good rainfall at the end of the winter wheat-planting window, although conditions remain parched in the eastern states.

04 Jun 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia seeks redemption with record settlement

SYDNEY Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) agreed to pay a record penalty of A$700 million ($529.3 million) to settle explosive money laundering charges brought by Australia's financial intelligence agency. | Video

29 May 2018

Australia floats shake-up of $2 trillion pension system, 'zombie' insurance

SYDNEY Fund managers who perform poorly face being locked out of Australia's A$2.6 trillion ($1.96 trillion) pension industry if recommendations from the government's top economic advisory body are implemented.

23 May 2018

Corrected - Left behind: why boomtown New Zealand has a homelessness crisis

(Corrects lead paragraph to thousands (not tens of thousands); fixes reference to Maori.) | Video

22 May 2018

Australia searching for 50 athletes, officials missing after Commonwealth Games

SYDNEY Australian authorities are searching for 50 athletes and officials missing a month after the Commonwealth Games ended in the host city of the Gold Coast while another 190 are seeking asylum, the country's home affairs minister said on Tuesday.

12 May 2018

Australian police find seven dead in rural town, guns seized

SYDNEY Australian police found seven dead people on Friday, including four children, in a rural town in the Margaret River wine-growing region, and said guns were involved in the killings. | Video

09 May 2018

Australia's budget relies on 'optimistic' revenue views, says Fitch

SYDNEY Australia's new budget relies on optimistic revenue assumptions, rating agency Fitch said on Wednesday, creating some "downside risk" for the government's target to produce a surplus one year earlier than anticipated.

08 May 2018

Easy credit no more: how shocks from Australian banks' inquiry may squeeze a nation

SYDNEY Australia's biggest banks are imposing stricter lending conditions on borrowers as damaging disclosures at an inquiry into financial-sector misconduct prompt fears the economy will be the victim of a new era of subdued credit growth.

07 May 2018

Australian plumbing company Reece pursues American dream in $1.4 billion deal

SYDNEY Australian plumbing products supplier Reece Ltd said on Monday it would buy privately held Texas-based peer Morsco Inc for $1.44 billion including debt, in a push to gain access to the fast-growing markets of the southern United States.


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