Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Politics News | Breaking Political News, Video & Analysis-ABC ...
The program is no longer being considered, a source said. 3h ago. PHOTO: President Donald Trump listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-In speak ...

ABC News    April 10, 2019


Wife of Ousted Nissan Boss Ghosn Returns to Japan to Testify - The ...
The source, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, said Carole Ghosn would be questioned by authorities as soon as Thursday, confirming a report by ...

New York Times    April 10, 2019


Defra unwittingly sent people seeking advice on bees to escort site ...
A Guardian reader who spotted the error and asked to remain anonymous said: “ It's disturbing to think people such as myself, who are sincerely trying to help ...

The Guardian    April 10, 2019


Albanian military sent in to airport after cash heist - ABC News
Airport officials, who declined to be named due to the ongoing investigation, said the passengers were not in danger. The plane eventually took off several hours ...

ABC News    April 10, 2019


Exclusive: Volkswagen eyes buying big stake in China partner JAC ...
The people declined to be identified as the matter was confidential. ($1 = 0.8882 euros). Created by Murali Anantharaman. Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters ...

Reuters    April 10, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-EQT, Digital Colony, Stonepeak group near deal to buy ...
They asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Zayo, EQT, Digital Colony and Stonepeak did no immediately respond to requests for ...

CNBC    April 10, 2019


William Barr is doing exactly what Trump hired him to do - The ...
... and FBI officials, including actions taken during the probe of the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Washington Post    April 10, 2019


Comscore Seeks to Assuage Investors Following Leadership Shakeup
He also expressed an appetite for acquisitions during a company town hall meeting, according to a person familiar with the situation. He later sent an internal ...

Wall Street Journal    April 10, 2019


2 Uber Board Seats for Softbank Imperiled by U.S. Security Review ...
That wasn't completed until late last year and was the primary reason for postponing a Cfius submission, a person familiar with the matter said. The biggest ...

Bloomberg    April 10, 2019


Uber Is Said to Ready Its Pitch as the Amazon of Transportation
... for everything from scooters and bicycles to freight and food delivery, said people familiar with its plans who asked not to be identified because they're private.

Bloomberg    April 10, 2019


Brexit Latest: Merkel Says Extension Should Be Short as Possible ...
What could they be watching? A person familiar with the situation explained: The two women were looking at a side-by-side photo showing them both dressed in ...

Bloomberg    April 10, 2019


Knoxville Real Estate: $3.95 million Sequoyah Hills historic home
... also did some updating and began calling the home Magnolia Bluff due to some magnolia trees by the house, did not want to be identified, Ray-Dawson said.

USA Today    April 10, 2019


Newspapers - The New York Times
... magnate with ties to President Bill Clinton, has emerged as a suitor for a tabloid linked to President Trump, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

New York Times    April 10, 2019


Jeff Bezos to meet with federal prosecutors on extortion and hacking ...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in New York as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

CNN    April 10, 2019


Exclusive: Malaysia's QSR puts $500 million IPO on hold, hit by lofty ...
QSR had planned to launch its IPO this quarter and as early as next month, said the sources, who declined to be identified as news of the IPO being shelved is ...

Reuters    April 10, 2019


Lyft Sell-Off Hits 11% as Uber Nears 2019's Biggest IPO Filing ...
Uber's offering is expected to be the largest U.S. IPO this year and among the 10 largest of all time, and a person familiar with the matter said the company is ...

Bloomberg    April 10, 2019


Gillibrand aims for 2020 breakthrough moment in town hall
... she'll need to ensure her campaign stays on track, according to a person familiar with the campaign who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy.

Associated Press    April 9, 2019


China wants to ban bitcoin mining, traders say move not a surprise ...
... government's move. “Bitcoin mining wastes a lot of electricity,” said one Chinese bitcoin trader who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation.

Reuters    April 9, 2019


India delays May order for Iran oil, awaits clarity on sanctions waiver ...
“We don't know about U.S. thinking, whether they will allow India to buy oil or not, ” said one of the sources, all of whom declined to be named due to the ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Chinese News Outlet Caixin Aims to Raise Up to $200 Million for ...
The people declined to be identified as the matter was private. Caixin declined to comment. Caixin, with its eponymous flagship magazine, has grown from a ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Debenhams set for administration after rejecting new Ashley plan ...
A person familiar with the situation has told Reuters that there has been a total breakdown of trust with Ashley, and that Debenhams fears that if he became CEO  ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Congo president turned down predecessor's PM pick: sources ...
... Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Crowley had dirt on Ocasio-Cortez but decided not to use it in ...
One piece of dirt Crowley decided against using was questionable financing practices of Ocasio-Cortez's campaign — which a source said Crowley aides knew ...

Fox News    April 9, 2019


India meets fiscal deficit target of 3.4 pct via spending cuts - govt ...
... target by over 1 trillion rupees ($14.41 billion), including about 500 billion rupees shortfall in income tax receipts, said the source, who requested anonymity .

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Apollo Prepares Bottle Maker Verallia for Possible 4 Billion Euros ...
... Verallia for a stock market listing later this year, in what could become one of the largest French initial public offerings of the year, people close to the matter said.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Power Up: Trump's Homeland Security purge puts spotlight back on ...
... DHS officials said Monday, speaking on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly of their frustrations with the White House,” per Nick, Toluse, Josh and Carol.

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


Allison Johnson arrested for racist graffiti spree in Norman and ...
A neighbor who asked to remain anonymous told the Oklahoman on Saturday that Johnson “has had a tough last few years,” and expressed shock and disbelief ...

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


White House more changes to bureaucracy at DHS ongoing
... rumors and assumptions out there about names of people in the agencies" who might be asked to leave their jobs, said the official, who declined to be named.

CNBC    April 9, 2019


China Wants to Ban Bitcoin Mining - The New York Times
"Bitcoin mining wastes a lot of electricity," said one Chinese bitcoin trader who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation. CRACKDOWN ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Veteran Argentine Politician Seeks Middle Ground in Tight Electoral ...
The person, who declined to be named, added that Lavagna's age could count against him, however. Lavagna is 77 and would finish his potential four-year term  ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Ex-Auburn Football Coach Tuberville to Run for Ala. Senate - The ...
Tuberville is set to announce his candidacy Saturday, according to a person familiar with Tuberville's decision. This person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Disaster aid talks collapse as Congress heads for recess - POLITICO
A Senate Republican aide also said that, to date, Democrats have complicated “ necessary relief for Puerto Rico with poison pill riders.” POLITICO Illustration/AP ...

Politico    April 9, 2019


South Korea's Moon Jae-in seeks Trump help to restart outreach ...
One senior South Korean official, who requested anonymity to speak about ongoing negotiations, said Washington had shifted the terms of denuclearization.

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


As Democrats' deadline approaches for Trump's tax returns ...
A senior Democratic aide at the Ways and Means Committee told ABC News that since chairman Richard Neal's request didn't include an explicit hour deadline, ...

ABC News    April 9, 2019


House Democrats cancel budget vote as liberals demand more ...
Roughly half of the 27-member moderate Blue Dog Coalition were prepared to oppose the new spending caps, according to a senior Democratic aide, even ...

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


Divided House Democrats Delay Budget Vote as Ideological Gap ...
... increase domestic spending in the bill even further to win over the votes of Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Pocan and other liberals, according to a senior Democratic aide.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Congo President Turned Down Predecessor's PM Pick: Sources ...
... Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Targeted Motel 6 Guests Owed Millions May Be Impossible to Find ...
... something bad was going to happen,” said Julia, who asked to be identified only by her first name. “Now I have this situation Motel 6 created and it's very hard .

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


UPDATE 2-Talks with China to cut ethanol tariffs 'positive' -U.S. ...
Two sources with knowledge of the talks said last week the issue remained a sticking point in talks. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Chris Prentice; ...

CNBC    April 9, 2019


Talks with China to cut ethanol tariffs 'positive': U.S. agriculture ...
Two sources with knowledge of the talks said last week the issue remained a sticking point in talks. Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Chris Prentice; Additional ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Netflix in Talks to Buy Hollywood's Historic Egyptian Theatre-Source ...
Netflix Inc is in discussions to buy the Egyptian Theatre, a historic movie house in the heart of Hollywood, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Qatar Plan for Further Stake in Deutsche Bank Has Stalled-Sources ...
A plan by Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to make a significant investment in Deutsche Bank has stalled, according to two people with knowledge of the matter .

New York Times    April 9, 2019


China Travel Site Ctrip Said to Plan Convertible Bond Sale ...
-0.65-1.41%. Ctrip.com International Ltd. is planning to raise about $800 million in a convertible bond sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Hacker-for-Hire Accused of Aiding Saudis Is Worrying Wall Street ...
... Group AG had to come up with the cash themselves and are now unloading the debt at a steep discount, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Just blocks from the White House, Iranian Americans welcome a ...
Like many Iranians who maintain close connections with their homeland, she declined to give her last name for fear of reprisals against loved ones there.

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


New York City declares emergency over measles as cases double ...
“This is my personal religious belief,” said Gitty, who declined to give her last name. “God has created a perfect design. My kids were born beautiful, healthy and ...

The Guardian    April 9, 2019


Netflix (NFLX) In Talks to Buy Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles ...
Netflix Inc. is in talks to acquire the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially putting a historic Hollywood venue ...

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


UPDATE 1-Stadler Rail IPO price range narrows amid good demand ...
... narrowed to 36 to 39 Swiss francs ($36.03 to $39.03) per share, towards the top end of the indicated price range, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Trump Widening Leadership Purge at Homeland Security Over ...
2 official, Claire Grady, could leave as soon as Tuesday afternoon, the source said. Administration officials were also trying to push out the department's General ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Bomb Kills Eight in Syrian City of Raqqa - The New York Times
The blast also killed four civilians and wounded three members of the Kurdish- led internal security forces known as the Asayish, the source said. Witnesses said  ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


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