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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

20 Jan 2018

In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the U.S. government shutdown.

20 Jan 2018

In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Jan 20 Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed thanks to a U.S. government shutdown.

01 Jan 2018

In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at midnight, undeterred and perhaps reassured by a massive police presence. | Video

02 May 2017

May Day rallies across U.S. target Trump immigration policy

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Labor unions and civil rights groups staged May Day rallies in several U.S. cities on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump's get-tough policy on immigration, a crackdown they said preys on vulnerable workers in some of America's lowest-paying jobs.

17 Apr 2017

Thousands at U.S. rallies demand Trump release tax returns

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

16 Apr 2017

Thousands at U.S. rallies demand Trump release tax returns

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue. | Video

08 Apr 2017

Many Trump voters welcome U.S. air strikes as show of strength

NEW YORK/FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. For many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, his decision to bomb a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a poison gas attack was a decisive show of strength and resolve - just what they voted for in November.

21 Feb 2017

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. | Video

21 Feb 2017

Anti-Trump rallies crop up again on 'Not My President's Day'

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Renewed protests against U.S. President Donald Trump flared on the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, with grassroots activists vowing to take to the streets in dozens of cities in "Not My President's Day" rallies. | Video

07 Feb 2017

Iranian child seeking emergency eye surgery arrives in New York

NEW YORK A young Iranian girl in need of emergency eye surgery only available in the United States arrived safely at a New York airport on Monday evening, after a court halted new travel restrictions put in place suddenly last month that threatened to delay the vital treatment.

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