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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

18 Jan 2018

U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while arresting suspect

HARRISBURG, Pa. A deputy U.S. marshal helping police to arrest a woman in a Harrisburg home was shot and killed on Thursday by a man who was with her, federal officials said.

17 Jan 2018

Pennsylvania court could order new congressional map before 2018 midterms

HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices on Wednesday grilled a lawyer who defended the way state congressional districts are apportioned, a design opponents have challenged as illegally skewed to benefit Republicans who hold 13 of its 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

09 Jan 2018

Four sentenced to prison, college fraternity banned for hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. A Pennsylvania court on Monday sentenced four members of a national college fraternity to a maximum of two years in prison and banned the group from operating in the state for 10 years because of the 2013 death of a student during hazing incident. | Video

28 Dec 2017

State governor approves local control plan for Philadelphia schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. Public schools in Philadelphia, the 8th largest school district in the United States, will begin a return to local control on July 1 following approval this week by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his Education Secretary.

15 Dec 2017

Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday.

30 Nov 2017

Another 14 men get probation in fraternity hazing death in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. Fourteen more former fraternity members pleaded guilty to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation on Wednesday for the 2013 hazing death of a New York college freshman, a day after 15 men entered similar plea bargains in the case.

29 Nov 2017

Fraternity members plead guilty, get probation in hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity chapter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

17 Nov 2017

Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

14 Nov 2017

Recovered Penn State hazing death video leads to fresh charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. A prosecutor brought fresh charges against 12 members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity on Monday in the death of a 19-year-old student after examining recovered surveillance-camera video of an alcohol-fueled initiation rite that turned deadly. | Video

02 Nov 2017

Mayor of Philadelphia will seek to end state control of city schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia said on Thursday he would seek to end state control of the city's school district, the 8th largest in the United States, and vowed to increase local tax support to improve city schools.

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