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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

15 Apr 2017

Next Star Wars movie to feature new female character

ORLANDO, Fla. The largely testosterone-fueled Star Wars movie franchise has added an important new female character in the eighth film, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", director Rian Johnson said on Friday at a fanfest in Orlando. | Video

28 Sep 2016

Benefit fund for Orlando club shooting victims begins payments

ORLANDO, Fla. A benefit fund that raised about $29.5 million for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando began to make payments on Tuesday, the city said, with the estates of those killed receiving $350,000 each.

31 Aug 2016

Orlando 911 calls tell of fear inside and outside of Pulse club

ORLANDO, Fla. Panicked callers to 911 during June's mass shooting in Orlando told police of buildings hit by stray bullets and wounded friends stuck inside the gay nightclub where a gunman pledging allegiance to Islamic State killed 49 people. | Video

29 Jul 2016

Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. | Video

14 Jul 2016

Break-in at Orlando nightclub, one month after deadly rampage

ORLANDO, Fla. The Florida nightclub where the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred last month was broken into just hours after police released the business back to its owners on Wednesday, Orlando police said.

02 Jul 2016

DVD player found in Tesla car in fatal May crash

WILLISTON, Fla. A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a May 7 collision with a truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday. | Video

30 Jun 2016

Brexit to take toll on British Florida vacation home dreams

NEW YORK/ORLANDO, Fla. In sunny central Florida, some 4,400 miles (7081 km)across the Atlantic from London, real estate broker Paul Torola is already sensing a chill from Britain's decision last week to leave the European Union.

22 Jun 2016

U.S. stands with Orlando shooting victims, attorney general says

ORLANDO, Fla. The U.S. government is providing $1 million in emergency funds to cover overtime for first responders to the Orlando nightclub massacre and stands in support of the LGBT community after the tragedy, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday. | Video

21 Jun 2016

During siege, Orlando gunman told police he was 'Islamic soldier'

ORLANDO, Fla. The Florida nightclub killer called himself an "Islamic soldier" and threatened to strap hostages into explosive vests in calls with police during the three-hour siege, according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. | Video

17 Jun 2016

Boy's body found after alligator attack at Florida Disney resort

ORLANDO, Fla. Police divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 2-year-old boy who was grabbed by an alligator in front of his family during a vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. | Video

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