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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

05 Dec 2017

Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum - sources

Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

29 Nov 2017

Fox's Lachlan Murdoch says company would never buy CNN

Twenty-First Century Fox would never be interested in buying CNN, Fox Executive Chair Lachlan Murdoch said on Wednesday at a conference organized by the news website Business Insider in New York.

21 Nov 2017

CBS channels go dark on U.S. Dish network over fee dispute

U.S. satellite television provider Dish Network Corp's customers in 26 states lost access to local CBS Corp stations on Tuesday, following a dispute over the fees Dish pays to carry CBS content.

16 Nov 2017

Viacom expects distributor revenue to drop in 2018; shares sink

Viacom Inc , owner of MTV and Comedy Central, said Thursday it expects lower revenue from cable and satellite companies in 2018, a forecast that sent its shares down almost 10 percent in morning trading.

15 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Gabelli suggests Viacom float part of its international business

NEW YORK Viacom Inc should package 10 percent of its international operations and take it public, Mario Gabelli, chief executive office of GAMCO Investors Inc, said Tuesday at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook. | Video

11 Nov 2017

Exclusive - Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO - sources

NEW YORK Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. | Video

09 Nov 2017

U.S., AT&T at odds over CNN in Time Warner deal

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. antitrust regulators and AT&T Inc sparred on Wednesday over whether the wireless carrier would be required to sell Time Warner Inc's CNN cable network as a condition of approval of its deal to buy the media company. | Video

08 Nov 2017

Twenty-First Century Fox's quarterly revenue beats Street

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's quarterly revenue topped market estimates on Wednesday as higher sales from traditional and online distributors boosted its cable business.

06 Nov 2017

Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney - CNBC

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of its film and television assets to Walt Disney Co , which would gain new programming and expand its international reach, CNBC reported on Monday.

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