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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 Nov 2017

Avenue's Lasry sees no Puerto Rico debt payments for 2-3 years

NEW YORK Marc Lasry, billionaire owner of Avenue Capital Management, said on Wednesday he does not expect Puerto Rico, struggling with the devastation caused by two hurricanes and bankruptcy, to make debt payments for at least the next two to three years.

15 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico officials defend power decisions in Capital Hill grilling

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello spent six hours on Capitol Hill on Tuesday defending his government's actions over the handling of power restoration on the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation.

14 Nov 2017

U.S. judge denies request for outsider to oversee Puerto Rico's PREPA

NEW YORK A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a request to install a former military officer to oversee Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, PREPA, a victory for Governor Ricardo Rossello, whose government opposed the appointment.

13 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico requests $94.4 billion from U.S. Congress for rebuilding

NEW YORK Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday requested $94.4 billion from Congress to rebuild the island's infrastructure, housing, schools and hospitals devastated by Hurricane Maria.

13 Nov 2017

Puerto Rico requests $94.4 bln from U.S. Congress for rebuilding

NEW YORK, Nov 13 Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday requested $94.4 billion from Congress to rebuild the island's infrastructure, housing, schools and hospitals devastated by Hurricane Maria.

10 Nov 2017

South Africa's economy faces major challenges -central bank head

JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK South Africa's economy faces major challenges and government needs to win back the confidence of businesses and investors by tackling policy uncertainty and corruption, central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday.

26 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge forbids disaster funds for credit repayment

NEW YORK U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain granted a motion on Wednesday that forbids Puerto Rico from using disaster relief money to repay creditors who are owed roughly $72 billion in debt repayments.

17 Oct 2017

Egypt expects to renew financing deal with global banks

NEW YORK Egyptian Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said on Monday he expects a financing agreement with a consortium of global banks will be renewed for another year with the aim to boost foreign reserves while the government implements economic reforms.

10 Oct 2017

Factbox - Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his war of words over National Football League players’ silent protests against racial injustice, saying the world’s top-grossing sports league should not be given tax breaks while athletes kneel during the national anthem.

10 Oct 2017

Factbox: Can Trump kill NFL stadium tax breaks? Five facts to consider

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his war of words over National Football League players’ silent protests against racial injustice, saying the world’s top-grossing sports league should not be given tax breaks while athletes kneel during the national anthem.

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