Peter Szekely

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

16 Aug 2018

Mike Huckabee's air travel jokes crash and burn on Twitter

It was one of those annoying snafus that air travelers encounter, and when it happened to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Thursday, he took to Twitter to make light of it. But hundreds of his readers were not amused.

26 Jul 2018

Guy Molinari, Republican voice in Democratic New York, dead at 89

NEW YORK Guy Molinari, a New York Republican who stood out in a city run by Democrats as a fighter for his home borough of Staten Island, and a "larger than life figure," died on Wednesday at 89, the Staten Island Republican Party said.

20 Jul 2018

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuations

NEW YORK Residents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said. | Video

18 Jul 2018

Ex-Ohio State wrestlers sue school claiming it ignored sexual abuse

Four former Ohio State University varsity wrestlers sued the school on Monday, claiming its athletic doctor sexually abused them and others over 20 years and the school failed to stop it.

05 Jul 2018

On July 4th, Americans celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs

NEW YORK Americans celebrated their nation's 242nd anniversary of independence on Wednesday, with concerts, parades and a voracious display of hot dog-eating prowess in New York, as many cities and towns held fireworks displays after sundown. | Video

02 Jul 2018

Feature: Delivering the grimmest news of all - 'Your loved one is dead'

NEW YORK Seventeen years after Detective Kevin Green first delivered the grim news that a loved one had been killed, the day is still vivid in his mind.

28 Jun 2018

Pennsylvania officer faces homicide charge in black teen's shooting

Pennsylvania prosecutors on Wednesday charged an East Pittsburgh police officer with homicide in the shooting death last week of an unarmed black teenager, the latest in a string of U.S. police killings of black men that has sparked nationwide protests. | Video

08 Jun 2018

U.S. returns stolen copy of Christopher Columbus letter to Spain

A 500-year-old copy of a letter in which Christopher Columbus describes his voyage to the Americas has been returned to Spain after U.S. authorities tracked down the document, which had been stolen and replaced with a forgery years ago.

17 May 2018

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion

Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country.

04 May 2018

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict

Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defence on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him.


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