Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Sequoia to Boost Figma's Valuation to $400 Million With New Funding
Startup Figma Inc. is raising a new round of funding that will boost its valuation to $400 million, according to two people familiar with the matter. Sequoia Capital ...

Wall Street Journal    February 7, 2019


AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report - The ...
Now, federal prosecutors in New York are looking at whether AMI violated those terms, the people familiar with the matter said. They were not authorized to ...

Washington Post    February 7, 2019


Meghan Markle relies on her 'very close relationship with God' to ...
The women have requested anonymity to protect their identities and private relationships with Markle, who married Britain's Prince Harry in May 2018.

Fox News    February 7, 2019


Dem congressman told by accuser a year ago that Fairfax had ...
... a Virginia Democrat, about her allegations because she and the congressman had previously been in a long-term romantic relationship, the sources said, ...

CNN    February 7, 2019


Virginia Gov. Northam, isolated, gets space to ponder his fate as ...
He has spent the past few days reaching out to minority leaders, reading and contemplating his future, according to a person close to the governor who spoke on ...

Washington Post    February 7, 2019


Singapore Police Search Offices of German Payments Firm Wirecard
A person close to the company said senior managers had met with police in one of the firm's meeting rooms, and had handed over some documentation.

Wall Street Journal    February 7, 2019


Phillies get top catcher Realmuto from Marlins for 3 players - The ...
A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, ...

Washington Post    February 7, 2019


Boxberger and Royals finalize $2.2 million, 1-year contract - The ...
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $2.2 million, one-year deal with reliever Brad Boxberger.

Washington Post    February 7, 2019


Trump Fears Schiff Recruiting White House Employees for Probe ...
One official affiliated with the panel who asked not to be identified discussing its work said the committee has hired staff for “a variety of positions” including ...

Bloomberg    February 7, 2019


AP sources: Mets-Nats or Cubs-Cards for London in 2020 - ABC News
Two people familiar with the discussions tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is considering one of two matchups for its 2020 series in London: ...

ABC News    February 7, 2019


Uighurs fled persecution in China. Now Beijing's harassment has ...
One man, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he still has family in China, said that during a visit to China in 2005, he was offered what was then ...

Washington Post    February 7, 2019


LaVar Ball throws wrench into works as Lakers and Pelicans stall on ...
“They wanted more and more and more,” a source said of the Pelicans to the Los Angeles Times. “There was no more to give. They had cap relief with Hill being ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


House panel expected to send Russia transcripts to Mueller
The person asked not to be named because committee business is confidential. Charged with lying to the panel are Trump's former personal lawyer Michael ...

Associated Press    February 6, 2019


Nissan Is Said to Resist Having Same Chairman as Partner Renault ...
A person familiar with the matter said the government's position is that it was up to Nissan's board to decide who will be its next chairman. Renault is entitled, per  ...

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


markets Baupost's Seth Klarman Hires Investment Chief to Manage
Mr. Berkowitz proposed the change to Mr. Klarman over dinner several months ago, said a person familiar with the matter, saying the arrangement would free up  ...

Wall Street Journal    February 6, 2019


Oracle Didn't See the Data Reckoning Coming - Bloomberg
... conference call with analysts in June, Oracle executives warned that the Data Cloud unit was facing a growth slowdown, says a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


The Latest: AP source: Anderson, Ellington in Suns-Heat deal - The ...
A person familiar with the situation says the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade center Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons for forward Stanley ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


AP Source: Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell in hospice care ...
A person familiar with the situation says former Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress in American history, is receiving hospice care.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


AP source: Guyer agrees to minor league deal with White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

Associated Press    February 6, 2019


Detroit Pistons shuffle roster, but no blockbuster yet - The ...
Detroit also agreed to send forward Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee for center Thon Maker, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke on ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


AP Source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right- hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle on ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


Tobias Harris: Sixers' GM Elton Brand hopes bold trades bring title
... Harris, J.J. Redick and pay Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons when the time comes to win long-term, too, a person with direct knowledge of the Sixers' plans told ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


Inside Wisconsin's Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn ...
... of Wisconsin employees in the past several months, and managers there have discussed significant budget cuts, says a source familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


Haven Cyber Is Said to Near Deal for Swedish Cloud Security Firm ...
The acquisition could be announced as early as Thursday, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. A transaction value ...

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


Lightspeed Is Said to Seek C$200 Million in Canadian Listing ...
... plans to list its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange in the coming weeks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


Iran's Millennials Are Worried About Losing Social Progress ...
Niloufar, who asked to be identified only by her first name to maintain her privacy, is a devotee of parkour, a high-intensity sport born on military obstacle courses ...

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


Power Up: Trump's State of the Union address was Stephen Miller's ...
... drafted his address in recent days, he has groused about the text, complaining that it is too gentle on Democrats, according to people briefed on the matter.”.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Jaewon Kang - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com
Private-equity firms are among prospective buyers for the privately held maker of leather handbags and accessories, said people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    February 6, 2019


Otto Porter traded to Bulls by Wizards for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker
... traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a conditional 2023 second-round draft pick, two people with direct knowledge of ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


U.S. Erupts in Fury as Germany Extradites Terrorist to Turkey ...
... Deputy U.S. Secretary of State John Sullivan and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Washington, was described by three people familiar with the event  ...

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


MLB considering drastic rule changes that could speed up games ...
... of proposed rule changes for 2019 and beyond that could be among the most drastic for the sport in years, according to two people familiar with those talks.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea - CNN
But resources remain inadequate, one medical dispensary supervisor, who declined to be identified, told CNN. Local social workers described how some of the ...

CNN    February 6, 2019


Nissan Blow Leads to Regret and Defiance in a Brexit Heartland ...
They declined to be identified by their full names because of the sensitivities around the plant when talking about politics. David, 19, who had just finished an  ...

Bloomberg    February 6, 2019


San Francisco police release sketch of “Doodler' killer - The ...
Police are seeking information on the identity of the caller, who declined to give his name. “I believe there might be a dead person,” the caller said. “But I didn't ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Justin Fairfax retains law firm used by Christine Blasey Ford
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


AP source: Boxberger and Royals agree on $2.2 million deal - The ...
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was pending a successful physical. MLB Network was first to report a deal was ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


The Latest: AP source: Bulls land Porter Jr. from Washington - The ...
The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. The Athletic first reported the deal. The move signals ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


AP source: Boxberger and Royals agree on $2.2 million deal
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was pending a successful physical. MLB Network was first to report a deal was in  ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


AP source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019 - The ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Diplomats: US objects to UN move on Israeli action in Hebron - The ...
But the U.S., Israel's closest ally, rejected the proposed statement, diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because consultations were private.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Davis remains in trade limbo; Barnes to Sacramento - The ...
The Bulls-Wizards and Mavs-Kings deals were both confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity by people directly involved in the negotiations, ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


DC mayor: Taking local gun cases to federal court sends message that
Earlier this week, after officials outlined the strategy to The Washington Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of Wednesday's announcement, the ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


MLB, union discuss major rule changes
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. The proposals were first reported by The Athletic. Some of the more ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


Before nuclear talks in Vietnam, the U.S. and North Korea face an ...
... Phuc, which would take place in Hanoi, according to several foreign diplomats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Randle scores 31, Pelicans beat Bulls 125-120 without Davis - The ...
A person familiar with the deal confirmed Chicago's trade with the Wizards on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


Tobias Harris trade: 76ers add big name in blockbuster with Clippers
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade has not be announced. The 76ers will also receive forward Mike Scott and center Boban ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


Meghan Markle wrote a heartbreaking letter to her father, begged ...
The women have requested anonymity to protect their identities and private relationships with Markle, who married Britain's Prince Harry in May 2018. Meghan ...

Fox News    February 6, 2019


How Howard Schultz Created a Personality Cult at Starbucks ...
(This person, like others interviewed for this story, requested anonymity to speak freely about a onetime employer.) Some put it in more blunt terms. “Starbucks ...

Politico    February 6, 2019


The Latest: Slain officer was part of hostage-freeing team - The ...
The shooter is in custody, the source said. Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Alfonso Morales are at the scene. A media briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the  ...

Washington Post    February 6, 2019


The Latest: AP sources: Barnes going to Kings from Dallas
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern):. 10:45 p.m.. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, ...

USA Today    February 6, 2019


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