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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

10 Nov 2017

Rugby - South Africa hits back at 2023 World Cup doubters

CAPE TOWN South Africa sports minister Thulas Nxesi has strongly defended his country's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup following criticism of the evaluation process by its rivals.

31 Oct 2017

South Africa delights in prospect of hosting 2023 World Cup

CAPE TOWN The recommendation of the Rugby World Cup Board that South Africa hosts the tournament again in 2023 is a victory for “nation-building and social cohesion,” the country’s sports minister Thulas Nxesi said on Tuesday.

31 Oct 2017

Rugby-South Africa delights in prospect of hosting 2023 World Cup

CAPE TOWN, Oct 31 The recommendation of the Rugby World Cup Board that South Africa hosts the tournament again in 2023 is a victory for “nation-building and social cohesion,” the country’s sports minister Thulas Nxesi said on Tuesday.

15 Sep 2017

T20 leagues are the future, says multi-team owner Zinta

CAPE TOWN Twenty20 leagues around the world have the potential to eclipse international cricket as the shortest format of the game continues to attract new fans, according to multi-team owner Preity Zinta.

17 Aug 2017

Rugby - Springboks can take next step in revival against listless Pumas

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South Africa will take another step in their bid for redemption when they host struggling Argentina in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, hoping to build on a 3-0 clean-sweep of a home June series against a depleted France.

16 Aug 2017

Boks can continue revival in Rugby Championship

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South Africa will seek to continue their recent revival in this year's Rugby Championship, a tournament that will reveal much about whether their shortcomings of 2016 can be consigned to history.

06 Aug 2017

Rugby-Whitelock ends long wait for Super Rugby triumph

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 6 Canterbury Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock's praised former team mate turned coach Scott Robertson after his long wait for a Super Rugby title was brought to a triumphant end on Saturday.

05 Aug 2017

Robertson believes defence was key to Super Rugby victory

JOHANNESBURG The Canterbury Crusaders are known for their incisive attack, but coach Scott Robertson says it was the defence that won them an eighth Super Rugby title at Ellis Park on Saturday.

05 Aug 2017

Ackermann slams red-card rule after Super Rugby final defeat

JOHANNESBURG Lions coach Johann Ackermann did not enjoy the farewell he was hoping for as his 14 men slipped to a 25-17 defeat in the Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders, suggesting an early red card ruined what was shaping up to be an even contest.

05 Aug 2017

Rugby-Ackermann slams red-card rule after Super Rugby final defeat

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5 Lions coach Johann Ackermann did not enjoy the farewell he was hoping for as his 14 men slipped to a 25-17 defeat in the Super Rugby final against the Canterbury Crusaders, suggesting an early red card ruined what was shaping up to be an even contest.

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