増田貴久 (Masuda Takahisa) was born on July 4th, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the now 4-member idol group News, as well as half of the duo-unit テゴマス. Both of these groups are part of Johnny's & Associates, which he joined in November 1998. Masuda's nickname is Massu. Masuda has been noted to have a "strange but good" voice according to Johnny Kitagawa, who said that it's for this reason that he put him with Tegoshi.