Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Anonymous Customers Leave $2,000 Tip to Surprise of Waiters ...
Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, was friendly and easy to wait on, although the man said ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Anonymous customers leave $2,000 tip to surprise of waiters - The ...
Silver Street Tavern waitress Samantha Clark says the couple, who asked to remain anonymous, was friendly and easy to wait on, although the man said ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Fentanyl addiction: How one man tries to avoid becoming another ...
I work 40 to 50 hours a week." Jacob, who started using at 15 after he was prescribed Hydrocodone for a bad cough, asked to remain anonymous. But he's far ...

CBS News    March 25, 2019


College admissions scandal: USC student says Rick Singer solicited ...
She asked to remain anonymous. In the midst of her college application process, the 21-year-old said her mother got a call from Singer, reports CBS News ...

CBS News    March 25, 2019


Mueller report could ward off would-be Trump primary challengers ...
"I do think it's going to make it more difficult to draw a contrast in a primary,” said the operative, who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely. ROBERT ...

Fox News    March 25, 2019


Avenatti, facing multiple federal charges, suggests Los Angeles ...
"And of course, [Barela] is represented by a person close to Trump." (Avenatti's comments came just a day after Attorney General William Barr announced that ...

Fox News    March 25, 2019


In Syria, Assad loyalists are turning on their government as living ...
... has not brought the respite residents were hoping for, said a Damascus-based writer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he fears for his safety.

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


BlackRock Makes Two New Investment Stewardship Hires-Sources ...
Sources familiar with the hirings who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues confirmed the hires. BlackRock declined to comment. Several executives ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Brazil govt's spat with Petrobras nears end, paving way ...
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations have turned to the terms of an oil auction for the excess oil in the ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Brazil, Petrobras 'practically agreed' on transfer-of-rights value -source
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations are now focused on hashing out the terms of an oil auction for billions of ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Brazil govt's spat with Petrobras nears end, paving way ...
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations have turned to the terms of an oil auction for the excess oil in the ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Brazil, Petrobras 'practically agreed' on transfer-of-rights value -source
According to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss private talks, negotiations are now focused on hashing out the terms of an oil auction for billions of ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


MOVES-BlackRock makes two new investment stewardship hires ...
Sources familiar with the hirings who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues confirmed the hires. BlackRock declined to comment. Several executives ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Dispute erupts over Mueller's findings on Trump, Russia and ...
A person familiar with the matter said there were no current plans to turn over the document to the White House, which still had not seen it Monday. The person ...

Washington Post    March 25, 2019


Bannon, Priebus, McGahn won't turn over docs unless White House ...
... their period at the White House without the administration's approval, their lawyer Bill Burke told lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

CNN    March 25, 2019


JPMorgan asks 300 staff to move if no Brexit deal - source | Reuters
A source said that JPMorgan staff in London asked to sign new contracts had already been consulted on the matter, and those who did not wish to move would  ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Uber Drives Middle East Mapping Push Ahead of IPO: Source - The ...
Workers at Wipro use official websites and social media handles, as well as other resources, to fact-check data, the source said. Wipro said it does not comment ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Bongo Back in Gabon After Five-Month Medical Leave to Treat Stroke
"The president has returned definitively," the source said the source said.

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Ivory Coast weather offers mixed prospects for cocoa mid-crop
He declined to be identified as he was not allowed to disclose the information. Farmers said plenty of big pods on trees were ripe and should make for a healthy  ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


Ivory Coast weather offers mixed prospects for cocoa mid-crop ...
He declined to be identified as he was not allowed to disclose the information. Farmers said plenty of big pods on trees were ripe and should make for a healthy  ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


China tech firms, seeking passion and energy, promote younger staff
Like other employees interviewed for this story, he declined to be identified because he is not authorised to speak to the media. A JD.com spokeswoman said it ...

Reuters    March 25, 2019


Heal Me With Plants - The New York Times
Ms. Belfiore and her roommate, Carol — a food broker from Massapequa, N.Y., who was recovering from spinal surgery, and who declined to give her last name  ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


Airbus (AIR FP) Seals Long-Awaited Aircraft Order From China ...
The purchase is due to be announced as soon as Monday afternoon in Paris, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing information that's not ...

Bloomberg    March 25, 2019


France targeting Commission presidency over top ECB job - sources
His candidacy is taken very seriously even in Berlin," said a source familiar with the situation, who also confirmed France is gunning for the Commission. Nobody  ...

CNBC    March 25, 2019


France Targeting Commission Presidency Over Top ECB Job-Sources
His candidacy is taken very seriously even in Berlin," said a source familiar with the situation, who also confirmed France is gunning for the Commission. Nobody  ...

New York Times    March 25, 2019


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