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Rick Horrow

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

12 Jan 2018

This week in sports: Marquee events are ad sales boon for NBC

NBC expects ad sales records for the Super Bowl and the Olympics, the broadcaster said, including more than $900 million in national ad sales for the Games.

12 Jan 2018

Fan 'experience' may be going overboard, says former Toronto sports CEO

Richard Peddie served as CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment where he oversaw the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs and other teams. He expresses concerns about the amount of attention paid to the amenities at stadiums instead of what’s happening on the court. He also explains why he thinks owners will have to shell out more for new facilities and rely less on public financing.

05 Jan 2018

Buffalo Bills face key stadium decision

The Buffalo Bills will soon have to decide whether to renovate its existing stadium or build a new facility. We discuss the options with Bruce Popko, chief operating officer of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which manages the franchise. Pegula Sports also runs the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans and the National Lacrosse League's Buffalo Bandits, so Popko talks about his role dealing with them too.

05 Jan 2018

This week in sports: Looking ahead to 2018

This week, sports business marketing expert Rick Horrow offered up his predictions for the upcoming year in sports. Here are a few of his insights:

29 Dec 2017

Why Bob Stoops likes the College Football Playoff but not overtime rules

Former University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops discusses why he likes the College Football Playoff system and doesn't want it to expand. Plus, he recommends a change to the overtime rules that he thinks would speed up games. Also, a look at some of the top sports business stories of 2017.

22 Dec 2017

This week in sports: Saying goodbye to a legend

Oh my,  goodbye: Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg died this week at the age of 82, ESPN reported. Enberg, whose career spanned five decades, was known for his “Oh My!” declaration as he called sporting events.

22 Dec 2017

How the Pac-12 Conference is following the NFL's lead

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott talks about the athletic conference’s media plan and how it is modeled after what the NFL has done. He also gives his take on whether student-athletes should be paid. Plus, a discussion of some of the challenges facing ESPN and Roger Goodell in his new contract as commissioner of the NFL.

15 Dec 2017

NCAA vs. U Sports

The CEO of Canadian college athletic organization U Sports discusses how his group operates and how it compares to the NCAA. One major difference deals with the treatment of hockey players trying to get to the NHL. Plus, why there are so many college football bowl games and a look at the challenges facing the Olympics.

08 Dec 2017

This week in sports: Toronto Blue Jays up for sale?

Getting pushed out of the nest? Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Forbes valued the team at $1.3 billion.

08 Dec 2017

Growth plan for MLS

Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko discusses how Major League Soccer has grown to this point and the steps it needs to take to become a bigger force in the global game. Plus, my take on Roger Goodell’s role with the NFL and why Detroit should win one of two expansion franchises MLS plans to award by the end of 2017.

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