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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

19 Feb 2017

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says party, people see no replacement for him at 2018 election

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his ZANU-PF party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections in 2018.

22 Oct 2016

Zimbabwe's Mugabe skirts retirement talk at burial of friend

HARARE Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe on Saturday avoided the controversial subject of his future as he buried a senior political colleague and friend who had been pressing him to retire.

12 Aug 2016

Zimbabwe's social media revolt yet to take root in rural areas

CHIREDZI, Zimbabwe Deep in Zimbabwe's drought-stricken rural district of Chiredzi, news of the biggest protests against President Robert Mugabe in a decade reached Peter Mufaro only after a week.

27 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says will not quit after war veterans' rebuke

HARARE President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Wednesday dismissed demands by once stalwart war veteran supporters to quit, saying he was in power by popular vote and accusing critics of plotting his ouster with longtime Western opponents.

10 Dec 2014

'The Crocodile' surfaces in Zimbabwe's murky political waters

HARARE With his appointment as official deputy to 90-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a secretive hardliner known as 'The Crocodile', is well set as the eventual successor to Africa's oldest head of state.

10 Dec 2014

'The Crocodile' surfaces in Zimbabwe's murky political waters

HARARE With his appointment as official deputy to 90-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a secretive hardliner known as 'The Crocodile', is well set as the eventual successor to Africa's oldest head of state.

10 Dec 2014

"The Crocodile" surfaces in Zimbabwe's murky political waters

HARARE With his appointment as official deputy to 90-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a secretive hardliner known as 'The Crocodile', is well set as the eventual successor to Africa's oldest head of state.

07 Dec 2014

Zimbabwe's Mugabe promotes wife but leaves successor vacuum

HARARE Ninety-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe promoted his wife to the top ranks of his ZANU-PF party on Saturday but delayed filling vacant senior posts, prolonging anxiety over his lack of successor.

06 Dec 2014

Zimbabwe's Mugabe promotes wife but leaves successor vacuum

HARARE Ninety-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe promoted his wife to the top ranks of his ZANU-PF party on Saturday but delayed filling vacant senior posts, prolonging anxiety over his lack of successor.

04 Dec 2014

Zimbabwe's Mugabe purges "treacherous" deputy once seen as successor

HARARE Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe purged the deputy seen just months ago as his most likely successor, denouncing her before party loyalists as leader of a "treacherous cabal" bent on removing him from power.

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