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Jeff Mason

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

19 Feb 2018

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. | Video

05 Feb 2018

Pence leaves for Asia with stern message on North Korea

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence departed for a trip to Japan and South Korea on Monday with a stark message that countries should not be fooled by what the White House sees as a North Korean attempt to overshadow the 2018 Olympics with propaganda.

31 Jan 2018

Trump pushes hardline immigration policies even as he urges unity

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants. | Video

31 Jan 2018

Trump ruft zur Einheit auf - Bleibt bei Einwanderung hart

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat die Amerikaner in seiner ersten Rede zur Lage der Nation zur Einigkeit aufgefordert.

23 Jan 2018

Pence aims to counter North Korea 'propaganda' at Olympics - White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month to try to counter what he sees as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s effort to “hijack” the games with a propaganda campaign, a White House official said on Tuesday.

23 Jan 2018

Timing of Trump peace plan depends on Palestinians - Pence

JERUSALEM U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the timing of a long-awaited U.S. Middle East peace initiative depended on the return of Palestinians to negotiations. | Video

22 Jan 2018

U.S. Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019 - Pence

JERUSALEM The U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern. | Video

22 Jan 2018

U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift

JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state. | Video

21 Jan 2018

Pence arrives in Israel on visit overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem declaration

JERUSALEM U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

21 Jan 2018

Jordan's king tells Pence U.S. must rebuild trust after Jerusalem decision

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild "trust and confidence" in moving toward a two-state solution in Israel after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the country's capital. | Video

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