"Jeff Mason has covered the White House for Reuters since President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 and is now covering Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Jeff moved to Washington in 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff joined Reuters in October 2000 in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German stock markets. After that he spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."