Jeff Mason, a Reuters reporter, has been elected the new president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. Mason beat out Fox News’ Wes Barrett by a landslide — 172 votes to 23 votes.
Mason has covered the White House for Reuters since 2009. He also served as the news agency’s lead correspondent for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012.
Mason is the fifth Reuters correspondent to serve as president of the WHCA.