Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely - The Washington ...
... which included many more women, according to a senior government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak ...

Washington Post    April 19, 2019


Knicks Fans Dream of Durant and Irving. Will Dolan Be the Nightmare?
Several other executives who have worked closely with Dolan over the years but did not want to be named in order to speak candidly described a complex man ...

New York Times    April 19, 2019


North Carolina Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation ...
... officials to air concerns, according to people with knowledge of the meeting who requested anonymity because they feared retaliation if they spoke publicly.

New York Times    April 19, 2019


T-Mobile's Legere Said to Defend Sprint Deal to U.S. Officials ...
... after staff attorneys vetting the merger informed the companies of their concerns, said the people, who requested anonymity because the review is confidential.

Bloomberg    April 19, 2019


BC-BBA--Athletics-Davis,1st Ld-Writethru
The new deal adds $33.75 million for 2020 and '21, which increased Davis' guarantee to $50.25 million over three years, a person familiar with the agreement ...

Associated Press    April 19, 2019


The release of the Mueller report is not the end of the Russia ...
... to be almost no support for Cain, a former GOP presidential candidate and pizza industry executive, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Fox News    April 19, 2019


Dwight Howard exercises player option, will return to Wizards for the ...
According to a person close to Howard, the center exercised a $5.6 million player option for the second year of his two-year contract. The move was expected as ...

Washington Post    April 19, 2019


'When Deported, You Become Nothing' - POLITICO Magazine
At bottom right, Jose—who also declined to be identified fully for the same reason —broke his leg in several parts shortly before reaching the border. “I'll never try ...

Politico    April 19, 2019


Airlines Said to Conduct Engine Checks on Grounded Boeing Max ...
... components of the Leap-1B models used on the Max, said the people, who asked not to be named because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter.

Bloomberg    April 18, 2019


Energy Secretary Perry Planning to Leave Trump Administration ...
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on ...

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration ...
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on ...

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Irvine Welsh leads tributes to T2 star Bradley Welsh shot dead in ...
A woman, who did not want to be named, was in her flat across the road from the incident when she heard a “massive bang”. She added: “I was in the kitchen ...

The Guardian    April 18, 2019


Japan's Aso to Travel to US April 25 for Meeting With Mnuchin-Source
... Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, a source said on Thursday.

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Japan's Aso to travel to US April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source
... Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, a source said on Thursday.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Morning News Call - India, April 18 - Reuters
... Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump, a source said.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Africa's Biggest Fund Manager Is Said to Court Banker for CEO ...
... plans to hire Bungane to ensure better governance at the Pretoria-based fund manager, said the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans ...

Bloomberg    April 18, 2019


Brexit stalls investments by sovereign wealth funds in Britain - Reuters
But sources close to two other funds, who requested anonymity, said they were freezing investments until there was greater clarity on Brexit. British authorities ...

Reuters    April 18, 2019


UPDATE 2-Australia's GrainCorp flags $29 mln earnings hit as ...
China is still unloading vessels but the market is concerned that tariffs could be introduced at any time,” said one grain trader, who declined to be named as he is  ...

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Salvini Advisor Under Investigation for Alleged Corruption-Judicial ...
... allegations against a junior transport minister who serves as economic adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, judicial sources said on Thursday.

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Exclusive: Dispute Flares Among U.S. Officials Over Trump ...
... and some State Department officials concerned that the document politicizes and slants assessments about Iran, five sources with knowledge of the matter said.

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Trump claimed 'exoneration.' Mueller's report will test that. - POLITICO
A senior Democratic aide recently told POLITICO that the six House committees conducting Trump-related investigations will immediately determine which ...

Politico    April 18, 2019


Exclusive: Advent Readies New $2.2 Billion Latam Private Equity ...
... Advent International Corp is preparing to launch a $2.2 billion fund to invest in Latin American companies, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters .

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Deutsche Bank's Asset Manager Is Said to Eye Growth Partners ...
Woehrmann is currently working on a strategic review of the business and plans to present the results during the second quarter, people familiar with the matter ...

Bloomberg    April 18, 2019


Deutsche Bank Said to Prepare `Plan B' If Commerzbank Talks Fail ...
Some top shareholders want the bank to prepare options as obstacles to a combination pile up, according to people familiar with the matter. Chief Executive  ...

Bloomberg    April 18, 2019


Federal investigation of Facebook could hold Mark Zuckerberg ...
... other executives to certify the company's privacy practices periodically to the board of directors, two people familiar with the matter said, along with heightened  ...

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


A's agree to new deal with slugger Khris Davis
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because terms of the deal had not been announced. Davis hit a majors-best 48 home runs last season while setting  ...

USA Today    April 18, 2019


Trump proposal would evict undocumented immigrants from public ...
... regulations to strip away benefits from undocumented immigrants, according to a person with direct knowledge who is not authorized to speak on the record.

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


China Hongqiao to restart shuttered aluminum capacity in ...
... producer, will this year restart some of the smelting facilities it was forced to shut in 2017, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

CNBC    April 18, 2019


Trump's USMCA trade agreement would have a limited but positive ...
“We have unique insights,” said the official, who insisted on anonymity to brief reporters. Changing North American trade rules is especially important as the auto ...

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


GAM Revives Sale Attempt as Firm Seeks End to Scandal - Bloomberg
... itself, a process that stalled as the firm struggled to contain the fallout from a scandal involving a former bond trader, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Bloomberg    April 18, 2019


Exclusive: Banks Shun Tereos Attempt to Secure Wider Funding ...
... ($281 million) loan secured earlier this year has failed to attract bidders, leaving three main creditor banks with exposure, sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    April 18, 2019


BlackRock's plan for Italy's Carige sees higher cash call: sources ...
... injection of at least 700 million euros ($791 mln) under a rescue plan put forward by U.S. asset manager BlackRock, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


BOJ to predict inflation falling short of its target for three years: sources
... and price forecasts for the current fiscal year, ending in March 2020, due to headwinds from slowing overseas growth, say sources familiar with its thinking.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Moody's advances in Acuris auction after Fitch pulls out - sources ...
... bidders to make binding bids for the London-based company which owns the Mergermarket and Debtwire brands, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


William Barr under fire for press conference that pleased Trump ...
A senior Democratic aide said that leadership offices lodged a formal complaint with Barr before his news conference and plan to target his credibility in coming ...

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other - POLITICO
A Justice Department official who spoke on background said there had been little contact between the two men in the past two months. The only direct ...

Politico    April 18, 2019


Taliban peace talks: Intra-Afghan meeting in Doha abruptly postponed
One aide to President Ashraf Ghani, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive topic, said the trip was delayed because the Taliban ...

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


Redskins to sign Matt Ioannidis to a three-year contract extension ...
... $21.75 million and includes $3 million in incentives, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina women's basketball coach, resigns ...
But according to interviews with 11 parents of current and former players, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation against their ...

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


St. Patrick's Cathedral: NJ man charged with arson over gas cans
"We have no information yet," said the man, who declined to give his name. "If you want to try to tomorrow, we'd be happy to talk. But we don't know anything yet .

USA Today    April 18, 2019


Brexit Stalls Investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds in Britain - The ...
But sources close to two other funds, who requested anonymity, said they were freezing investments until there was greater clarity on Brexit. British authorities ...

New York Times    April 18, 2019


Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21
The deal adds $33.75 million for 2020 and '21, which increased Davis' guarantee to $50.25 million over three years, a person familiar with the agreement told ...

USA Today    April 18, 2019


Conoco sells UK North Sea oil assets to Chrysaor for $2.7 billion ...
Reuters had reported on Wednesday that Chrysaor and Conoco were close to sealing the deal, citing sources close to the process who put the value of the ...

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 'Likely Caused' By Short-Circuit, French ...
The official asked not to be named as he isn't authorized to comment on an ongoing investigation. At around 6.50 p.m. local time on Monday, minutes after the ...

Newsweek    April 18, 2019


Bosnia picks an Azeri-Bosnian consortium to build a highway section
... finance institution of the member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), said an official who asked not to be named.

Reuters    April 18, 2019


Jerry Stackhouse to hire Nicki Gross, female NBA G League coach
A person close to the situation confirmed to The Tennessean that Vanderbilt plans to hire Gross, pending routine background checks by the university and SEC ...

USA Today    April 18, 2019


Trump allies who spoke freely to Mueller now in awkward position ...
... evidence that he would be indicted for perjury, Don feels totally vindicated after today," said a person close to Donald Trump Jr. "He bought some popcorn and ...

Politico    April 18, 2019


Power Up: 'Ready to rumble:' Washington waits for the Mueller report
... coffee, watch the 9:30 interpretation of it, and then sit down with the boss and our legislative director and get ready to read,” a House Democratic aide told us.

Washington Post    April 18, 2019


William Barr Uses Mueller Press Conference to Defend Trump | Time
Barr's statement was “shockingly bad,” says a House Democratic aide on the Judiciary Committee. I “wouldn't have thought it could be worse, but it was,” says  ...

Time    April 18, 2019


Woman finds man and girl from viral photo taken outside Notre ...
Windsor relayed that the father asked to remain anonymous in the wake of the tragedy. She shared on Twitter that he thanked her for the photo and that he “will  ...

ABC News    April 18, 2019


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