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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

22 Jun 2018

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

ST PETERSBURG Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of the tournament.

21 Jun 2018

Costa Rica coach may use two players to man mark Neymar

ST PETERSBURG Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez could task two of his players with man-marking Brazil playmaker Neymar when the teams clash in St Petersburg on Friday, but said his side would not try to foul the forward out of the game.

21 Jun 2018

Neymar fitness not a concern for Brazil coach Tite

ST PETERSBURG Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said on Thursday.

20 Jun 2018

History beckons for Russia as Cherchesov finds winning formula

ST PETERSBURG If everything had gone to plan, several of the players who have guided Russia to the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages might have been left at home to watch the tournament on television.

20 Jun 2018

Cherchesov gets his tactics spot on as hosts Russia beat Egypt

ST PETERSBURG Russia's decision to target Egypt's weakness in the air was the key to the 3-1 victory on Tuesday that left the hosts on the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages, their coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.

20 Jun 2018

Egypt pay heavy price for errors and lack of Salah factor

ST PETERSBURG Egypt's World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to hosts Russia but Mohamed Salah's absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said.

19 Jun 2018

Cherchesov gets his tactics spot on as hosts Russia beat Egypt

ST PETERSBURG Russia's decision to target Egypt's weakness in the air was the key to the 3-1 victory on Tuesday that left the hosts on the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout stages, their coach Stanislav Cherchesov said.

19 Jun 2018

Egypt pay heavy price for errors and lack of Salah factor

ST PETERSBURG Egypt's World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to hosts Russia but Mohamed Salah's absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said.

18 Jun 2018

Egypt coach ready to unleash Salah on Russia

ST PETERSBURG Egypt coach Hector Cuper is ready to gamble on Mohamed Salah and is hoping the striker comes through a final fitness test on the eve of the country's World Cup match against hosts Russia.

18 Jun 2018

Relaxed Russia have tactical plan to halt Salah, says coach

ST PETERSBURG Russia's opening day World Cup win over Saudi Arabia has settled nerves within the squad and the hosts are confident they have a tactical plan capable of keeping Egypt striker Mohamed Salah quiet, their coach Stanislav Cherchesov said on Monday.

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