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
Tommy Haas went from life on the court to running a tennis tournament. Haas hopes an idyllic location and top-shelf amenities can “decouch” enough fans to keep Indian Wells among the key stops on the tour.
Phil Dalhausser won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He discusses the challenges facing the sport and the opportunities. He also talks about the growth of the game among girls and young women. Plus, sports marketing expert Rick Horrow weighs in on the revenue model of the sport.
Listen to this week’s Keeping Score podcast with sports business marketing expert Rick Horrow:
Arizona Office of Tourism Director Debbie Johnson discusses the economic impact of hosting large events like the Super Bowl and Final Four. While the state’s former speaker of the house Andy Tobin talks about the role sports can play in establishing lasting business relationships for the state. Plus why the Olympic movement was the big winner in Pyeongchang.
PGA tour champion Scott McCarron explains why Pro-Am Day which is usually held on a Wednesday is the most important of a tournament week. He also discusses his experience playing the PGA TOUR Champions circuit which consists of players over 50. Plus my thoughts on what golf needs to do to grow the sport.
Gold medal winner Scott Hamilton talks about why failure is key to success. The figure skating champion also gives his take on the competition on the ice at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and discusses his fight to overcome cancer and raise money for the cause.
Listen to this week’s Keeping Score podcast. Rick Horrow sat down with International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel to discuss the Olympics, the sport’s global potential and the NHL’s bruising decision not to allow players to participate in Pyeongchang:
International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel discusses the decision of the National Hockey League to not pause its season to allow its players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. He also talks about the future of the sport and his interesting career path that has included stints as a dentist and a hockey referee.
A wrap up of the week in sports news from sports marketing expert Rick Horrow:
Minnesota Vikings Chief Information Officer Kevin Warren discusses the effort to build a new stadium which hosts the Super Bowl this year. He also talks about how it has revitalized the neighborhood around the facility. Plus, he gives his thoughts on the Vikings brand and what the organization can do to strengthen it.