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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GOLD COAST, Australia A diverse and contemporary ceremony of music, lights and dance with the words and imagery of indigenous Australia very much at its heart brought an end to the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Sunday.
GOLD COAST, Australia The beaming smile on the face of James Arnott said everything about what winning an athletics medal at the XXI Commonwealth Games meant to him.
GOLD COAST, Australia Malaysia's badminton king Lee Chong Wei was pushed all the way by world number one Kidambi Srikanth but prevailed 19-21 21-14 21-14 to bring the curtain down on his Commonwealth Games career with a third men's singles gold medal on Sunday.
GOLD COAST, Australia The final day of the Commonwealth Games was marred when Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins was left without medical attention on the marathon course after collapsing in brutal heat during the last event of the athletics programme.
GOLD COAST, Australia Yohan Blake had to settle for a second bronze and Elaine Thompson a single silver as Jamaica's vaunted sprinters failed to fire in the relays on the final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
GOLD COAST, Australia Usain Bolt joked that he had perhaps retired too soon after Jamaica failed to win either of the 4x100m relays on Saturday and finished Commonwealth Games without any of the short sprint titles.
GOLD COAST, Australia Caster Semenya leaves the Commonwealth Games convinced she can replicate the middle distance double she achieved on the Gold Coast at next year's world championships and the Tokyo Olympics - and maybe even extend her repertoire further beyond that.
GOLD COAST, Australia South Africa's Caster Semenya completed a middle distance double in emphatic style and Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei followed with a distance double as Commonwealth Games records tumbled on the penultimate day of track and field on Friday.
GOLD COAST, Australia The Commonwealth Games should be taken for what they are and expectations that every event is going to deliver top notch competition are unrealistic, athletics great Daley Thompson has told Reuters.
GOLD COAST, Australia England sprinter Zharnel Hughes said he had no choice but to accept the decision that robbed him of 200 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games, adding that making contact with rival Jereem Richards had been an accident.