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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

13 Jan 2018

Australia's Port Hedland to stay closed for now, Cyclone Joyce moves away

SYDNEY Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal will remain closed for now, even after the weather bureau cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent’s far northwest, the port's operator said on Saturday.

05 Jan 2018

Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 million

SYDNEY Australian surfwear seller Billabong International Ltd agreed to a buyout from its top shareholder and major lender Oaktree Capital Management LP on Friday, in a deal valuing the company at about A$197.7 million ($155 million).

04 Jan 2018

Plane lifted from Sydney river after crash killed British CEO

SYDNEY Australian investigators and police hoisted the wreckage of a seaplane from the Sydney river where it sank after crashing on New Year's Eve, killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc . | Video

02 Jan 2018

Dairy prices rise as dry weather crimps NZ production

SYDNEY International milk prices posted their sharpest rise since May on Wednesday, as supply tightened in the world's largest exporter, New Zealand.

07 Dec 2017

Chinese capital controls send tremor through Australian property

SYDNEY On a recent Sunday morning in the sun-drenched Australian city of Brisbane, about 50 'property tourists' boarded a bus tour with a difference.

06 Dec 2017

Australia's High Court to rule in new citizenship test case

SYDNEY Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.

05 Dec 2017

Australia, citing concerns over China, cracks down on foreign political influence

SYDNEY Australia, concerned about rising Chinese influence, will ban foreign political donations as part of a crackdown aimed at preventing external interference in domestic politics, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. | Video

04 Dec 2017

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

SYDNEY Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

04 Dec 2017

Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

SYDNEY Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received an unexpected boost from an opinion poll on Monday that showed voters want their leaders to govern for their full terms rather than the revolving door that has marked Australian politics.

28 Nov 2017

Australia police arrest man accused of plotting NYE attack in Melbourne

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Police have arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of planning to use an automatic rifle for a mass shooting on New Year's Eve in downtown Melbourne, Australia's second largest city. | Video

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