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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

22 Dec 2017

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

REAL, Philippines The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila. | Video

22 Dec 2017

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

REAL, Philippines, Dec 22 The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila.

26 Aug 2017

More than a thousand turn Philippine funeral to protest against war on drugs

MANILA More than a thousand people attended a funeral procession on Saturday for a Philippine teenager slain by police last week, turning the march into one of the biggest protests yet against President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.

21 Aug 2017

'We're the victims,' says father of young Filipino shot dead in war on drugs

MANILA Hundreds of neighbours and left-wing activists marched and lit candles near the spot where a 17-year-old high school student was shot dead by police last week in President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs.

18 Aug 2017

Furore erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates

MANILA The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 91 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. | Video

19 Jun 2017

Path to safety from besieged Mosul leads through hole in wall

MOSUL, Iraq We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul.

19 Jun 2017

Path to safety from besieged Mosul leads through hole in wall

MOSUL, Iraq We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul.

19 Jun 2017

Path to safety from besieged Mosul leads through hole in wall

MOSUL, Iraq We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul.

21 Oct 2016

Over 90,000 people flee as Typhoon Haima slams northern Philippines

PAGUDPUD, PHILIPPINESSuper Typhoon Haima, the strongest cyclone to hit the Philippines in three years, toppled power and communication lines, damaged houses and displaced thousands as it made landfall in the north of the country | Video

21 Oct 2016

Over 90,000 people flee as Typhoon Haima slams northern Philippines

PAGUDPUD, PHILIPPINES Super Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, ripped through major rice growing regions, damaging crops and houses, and forced more than 90,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said on Thursday. | Video

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