Anonymous Source Tracker

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


AP source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam. The 31-year-old Hellickson ...

Associated Press    February 6, 2019


Trump campaign paid legal fees to firm representing Jared Kushner ...
The expenditures were payments to Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell for Kushner's legal fees, sources with knowledge of the payments told to ABC News. Lowell ...

ABC News    February 6, 2019


Ariana Grande won't be at the Grammys and here's why - CNN
... perform at Sunday's event -- or attend -- after a dispute with the show's producers. "The producers were dictating what songs she could sing," the source said.

CNN    February 6, 2019


With Northam Picture, Obscure Publication Plays Big Role in ...
... types,” said a Republican consultant who has worked extensively in Virginia politics, and asked to remain anonymous to protect professional relationships.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Vivendi May Sell Universal, Now a Music Streaming Behemoth ...
... and held informal talks with potential buyers, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified discussing private conversations.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Trump to Nominate David Malpass to Lead the World Bank - The ...
The officials, who insisted on anonymity to confirm the choice before the formal announcement, said the president will unveil his choice on Wednesday.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to ...
... pursued the possibility that the inaugural committee made false statements to the Federal Election Commission, according to people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


House Democrats begin oversight hearings after following 35-day ...
... them in dealing with the influx on congressional requests, whether it be testimony or requests for documents, according to sources familiar with the matter .

ABC News    February 5, 2019


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

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Matt Campbell of Iowa State got NFL inquires from six teams
According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, six NFL teams reached out to Campbell during this most recent NFL hiring cycle. Campbell declined ...

USA Today    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser retains law firm that ...
A source close to the legal team for Fairfax's accuser confirmed Tuesday that she has hired Katz, Marshall and Banks.

Politico    February 5, 2019


Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's accuser goes public, hires Christine Blasey ...
A source close to Tyson's legal team provided NBC News with permission to identify her. Fairfax has said the encounter was consensual and that he was being ...

NBC News    February 5, 2019


DealBook Briefing: A World Bank Critic Could Become Its Leader ...
... will depend entirely on incoming economic information and what that means for the outlook.” And on the menu? Steak, an anonymous source told the WSJ.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


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

USA Today    February 5, 2019


Blackstone Pulls Back From Africa on Black Rhino Sale Plan ...
... Black Rhino Group back to management, according to a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


We may finally see Trump's tax returns, and Republicans are ...
... the department — with the ultimate goal of keeping the president's past returns private, according to four people familiar with the administration's approach.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


After 2 years of rancor, Trump to call for unity in address
Trump was not expected to issue the emergency declaration in his speech, according to four people familiar with his plans who were not authorized to preview ...

Associated Press    February 5, 2019


Bernie Sanders 2020: Election News, Polls for President ...
The flurry of activity, detailed by four people familiar with the campaign's thinking, is the latest sign that the Vermont senator is closing in on a decision on a ...

Politico    February 5, 2019


Goldman Weighs Shrinking Fixed-Income Trading Group - Bloomberg
... the fixed-income group, a nod from the bank's new chief that the business may not be as lucrative as in its glory days, according to people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Goldman May Shrink Fixed-Income Trading Unit as Blankfein ...
... fixed-income group, a nod from the bank's new chief that the business may not be as lucrative as in its glory days, according to people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Trump Asks for Unity, but Presses Hard Line on Immigration - The ...
... drafted his address in recent days, he has groused about the text, complaining that it was too gentle on Democrats, according to people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Was tabloid exposé of Bezos affair just juicy gossip or a political hit ...
According to three people familiar with the tabloid's discussions, the Enquirer was ready to publish a story on Bezos and Lauren Sanchez in early autumn but ...

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm - The ...
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm - ABC News
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

ABC News    February 5, 2019


“This isn't me:” Gov. Northam's defiance caught advisers off guard ...
“There will be a case study in bad political crisis management in this,” said a close associate of Northam's who insisted on anonymity to speak candidly.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


The Latest: Northam shows signs of trying to move forward
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Associated Press    February 5, 2019


Wizards' John Wall ruptures Achilles' tendon, expected to miss 12 ...
... the team expects Wall to play at some point in the 2019-20 season, according to a person connected to the Wizards who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Trump debuts his case for reelection in State of the Union address ...
“What his polls are now don't matter,” said one outside adviser. They and others close to Trump spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategy.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


'He's never been rude or aggressive,' says neighbor of Wilson man ...
Residents who live in the neighborhood who requested anonymity said Woodell has harbored a longstanding dislike for police. “I think he had negative feelings ...

Associated Press    February 5, 2019


Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall ...
... Jared Kushner, met with contractors at the White House to discuss building the border wall late last week, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNN.

CNN    February 5, 2019


Vanessa Tyson – Justin Fairfax accuser – told others, including ...
This was Tyson's first public statement about the incident, but according to a source close to Tyson's legal team, the professor had alerted Virginia Congressman ...

CBS News    February 5, 2019


Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Giant Palantir Finally Raking in Cash ...
The better-than-projected financial results are a buoy to Palantir's executives and advisers as they finalize IPO plans, people briefed on the matter say.

Wall Street Journal    February 5, 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, with ...

Associated Press    February 5, 2019


Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick ...
... are floating her as a potential Supreme Court nominee, she was always going to be controversial and get a lot of scrutiny,” a Senate Democratic aide said.

Politico    February 4, 2019


Purge of undocumented workers by the president's company ...
An undocumented immigrant, who did not want to be identified and who was recently fired from his job in the kitchen at the Trump National Golf Club ...

Washington Post    February 4, 2019


Pinned Between Cars, Officer Shoots a Driver Near Bronx Court ...
A man who did not want to be identified because he was on parole said he was coming out of the Social Security office a block away when he saw the officer ...

New York Times    February 4, 2019


AP Source: Raiders in talks with Giants over sharing stadium - The ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized. (Marcio Jose Sanchez, File/Associated Press).

Washington Post    February 4, 2019


AP Source: Raiders in talks with Giants over sharing stadium
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized. NBC Bay Area reported that an announcement of the  ...

Associated Press    February 4, 2019


Queens Subway Shooting: MS-13 Member Is Arrested, Police Say ...
Though Chief Shea did not name him, the man taken into custody was Ramiro Gutierrez, a law enforcement official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity  ...

New York Times    February 4, 2019


Ralph Northam: Virginia governor weighs resignation, meets with ...
... but how soon was left unsaid, according to three people familiar with what transpired, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to decribe a private meeting.

Washington Post    February 4, 2019


Morning Shift - POLITICO
One of the people familiar with the matter said that many other seasonal workers expected to be told not to return in the coming weeks.” More here.

Politico    February 4, 2019


Hellman's $11 Billion Bid Shows Private Equity's Megadeal Hunger ...
s jet-leasing business, potentially valued at $40 billion, people familiar with the matter said last month. That would make it one of the largest private equity deals  ...

Bloomberg    February 4, 2019


Anthony Davis: These four teams are on his trade wish list
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. A list that extends beyond the Lakers opens up the ...

USA Today    February 4, 2019


Paritetbank Open Joint Stock Company: Private Company ...
Valery Khoroshkovsky has dropped the idea to buy Sberbank's subsidiary bank due to sanction risks, say sources with knowledge of the situation.

Bloomberg    February 4, 2019


Embattled Northam tells Cabinet he won't resign and be known as 'a ...
Not one member of the Cabinet offered a resignation, nor did any threaten to resign, the source said. This person said there was tension in the room and that ...

CNN    February 4, 2019


New York prosecutors seek records from Trump inauguration ...
Prosecutors are seeking documents and records related to the committee's donors to the massive inauguration fund, according to sources familiar with the ...

ABC News    February 4, 2019


Alphabet may be creating shoes that know when you gain weight or ...
... according to the report that cited three sources familiar with the project. Verily reportedly has shown the design in private meetings to attract partners who can ...

USA Today    February 4, 2019


Government Shutdown 2019: Latest Updates & Reaction - POLITICO
Donald Trump. President Donald Trump has at times chafed at the bipartisan tone of early drafts of the speech, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Politico    February 4, 2019


Trump Inaugural Committee Is Subpoenaed for Documents - WSJ
... with Mr. Cohen, who wasn't officially part of the inaugural committee, about access to inaugural events, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    February 4, 2019


Adnan Virk fired by ESPN after leak investigation - The Washington ...
According to a person familiar with the situation, Virk was not present for the entirety of the call in question but followed up afterward with a series of questions .

Washington Post    February 4, 2019


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