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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

13 Oct 2017

Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. | Video

13 Oct 2017

Behind bars, Samsung scion Lee sees his wealth top $2 billion

SEOUL Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, should find some comfort that its crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has reported record profit every quarter since he was jailed in February, making him even richer.

13 Oct 2017

Samsung Elec on track for record third quarter as chips soar

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its third-quarter operating profit likely nearly tripled from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates as strong memory chip prices fattened margins.

12 Oct 2017

Samsung scion fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, convicted of bribing the country's former president, appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.

11 Oct 2017

Hot chips to make Samsung's third-quarter profit sizzle

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to forecast a record third-quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings bounce back from last year's costly withdrawal of the Note 7.

28 Sep 2017

South Korea's ex-president Park to be called as witness in Samsung heir's appeal

SEOUL Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was named as a witness on Thursday by an appeal court reviewing the conviction of Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to the Samsung Group, on corruption charges.

27 Sep 2017

SK Hynix set to invest in Toshiba chip unit, details consortium's plans

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Wednesday its board had approved its participation in a Bain Capital-led consortium that plans to purchase Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit for 2 trillion yen (13.20 billion pounds).

27 Sep 2017

Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee set to begin appeal

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Thursday will begin an appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption, in a case highlighting South Korea's issues with the family-run conglomerates that dominate the economy.

26 Sep 2017

Supporters of South Korea ex-leader Park ask U.N. body to probe her detention conditions

SEOUL Supporters of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye have asked a United Nations body to investigate whether her detention during her corruption trial was preventing Park from getting proper medical treatment, a barrister said on Tuesday.

21 Sep 2017

Toshiba, keen to seal $18 bln chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

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