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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

19 Apr 2018

Time Warner CEO says AT&T merger needed to compete with internet titans

WASHINGTON Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company's planned merger with telecoms firm AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook.

18 Apr 2018

Fox News pledges full support of TV host Hannity

Fox News said on Tuesday it was putting its "full support" behind television host Sean Hannity after it was revealed that he had an "informal relationship" with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. | Video

12 Apr 2018

Redstone weighs CBS-Viacom merger with or without Moonves

NEW YORK As she seeks to combine CBS Corp and Viacom Inc into a single company, media mogul Shari Redstone risks losing her most talented executive, whose leadership could be critical to ensuring the proposed merger succeeds.

11 Apr 2018

Hedge fund Paulson & Co takes stake in Viacom

Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has taken a stake in Viacom Inc as the U.S. media company has started to turn around its business, Paulson told Reuters in an interview.

11 Apr 2018

Hedge fund Paulson & Co takes stake in Viacom amid turnaround

April 11 Paulson & Co, the hedge fund firm led by billionaire investor John Paulson, has taken a stake in Viacom Inc as the U.S. media company has started to turn around its business amid a challenging landscape, Paulson told Reuters in an interview.

09 Apr 2018

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion: sources

Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion, or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, three people familiar with the matter said, indicating the wide gap in the U.S. media companies' price expectations. | Video

09 Apr 2018

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid by $2.8 billion -sources

April 9 Viacom Inc has asked CBS Corp to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said, indicating the wide gap in the U.S. media firms' price expectations.

06 Apr 2018

Netflix offering more than $300 million for billboard company: sources

Netflix Inc is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world's entertainment capital, according to people familiar with the matter. | Video

06 Apr 2018

Netflix offering more than $300 mln for billboard company -sources

April 6 Netflix Inc is attempting its largest acquisition, offering more than $300 million to acquire a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including West Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, according to people familiar with the matter.

04 Apr 2018

Viacom preparing counterproposal to CBS offer - sources

Viacom Inc is preparing a counterproposal to CBS Corp's first share exchange offer of 0.55 CBS share for every Viacom share, which Viacom found to be inadequate, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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