March 22, 2023
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Who Is Jeff Mason (Reuters Reporter) Bio, Wiki, Age, Journalist, Trump, Twitter

Jeff Mason Biography

Jeff Mason is an American political journalist who is a White House Correspondent for Reuters. He previously worked as the president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA).

He is in the spotlight after President Donald Trump on Thursday, November 26th angrily admonished him for asking whether he would concede the election once the Electoral College formally votes to make Democrat Joe Biden the next president, calling the journalist a “lightweight.”

Trump evaded the question by arguing that the Electoral College would make “a mistake” by voting for Biden and leveled more baseless claims about voter fraud. As Trump continued to repeat unfounded claims, Jeff Mason of Reuters pressed him to answer whether he would concede.

“Don’t talk to me that way,” Trump snapped. “You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way.”

Jeff Mason Age

Jeff is 46 years old; he was born on June 19, 1976 in Colorado.

Jeff Mason Education

Jeff graduated with a degree in political science and journalism from North Western University. He is also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship which enabled him to complete part of his degree in Europe.

Jeff Mason Journalist

Mason began his career as a journalist covering the airline industry in Frankfurt, Germany. Two years later he moved to Brussels in Belgium as a general reporter and covered the whole of the European Union. He later moved to the states after five years of working in Europe. He credits his stay in Europe to have taught him his work ethics.

In 2008 he moved to Washington and subsequently spent the year following the election race between Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and John McCain.

Jeff Mason Reuters

Mason joined Reuters in 2012 as the lead correspondent and followed Barack Obama on his campaign trail.

Jeff Mason WHCA

Mason became the president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) in 2006 a position he held until 2007. During his ti,e he played a vital role in negotiations with President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer. He opened the 2017 White House Correspondents dinner where he gave a speech emphasising the need to support the art of journalism.

Jeff Mason Trump

On October 2, 2019 during a press conference, President Donald Trump berated Mason when he asked him questions about the growing Ukraine scandal. Mason asked him what he specifically wanted from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son to which Trump responded, “ask the president of Finland a question!”

“Biden and his son are stone-cold crooked, and you know it… It’s a whole hoax and you know who’s playing into the hoax? People like you and the fake news media that we have in this country. Because you’re corrupt. Much of the media in this country is not just fake, it’s corrupt.”

Jeff Mason Twitter