Anonymous Source Tracker

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


White House widens leadership purge at Homeland Security: source ...
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 ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Brexit: MPs vote to approve article 50 extension request as May ...
The source said this would mean limits being placed on the UK's participation in European council and commission business, but not in the European ...

The Guardian    April 9, 2019


US to Designate Iran's Guards Corps a Terrorist Organization - The ...
They're not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and are speaking on condition of anonymity. Advertisement. The designation comes with sanctions, ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


G-7 Ministers Reveal 'Clear Differences' on Middle East - The New ...
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not allowed to speak to the news media, said the language used to described the G-7's deep  ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


NY Police Arrest Fan Who Attacked Wrestler at WWE Event - The ...
The official was not authorized to discuss to the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. Several shocked onlookers posted footage of the incident online.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


The Latest: Macron and May meeting over Brexit delay request - The ...
An official, who asked not to be identified because the informal meeting was not officially announced, said leaders of France, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, ...

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Uber plans to sell around $10 bln worth of stock in IPO ...
The sources cautioned that the plans are still subject to change and market conditions, and asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential.

CNBC    April 9, 2019


The Latest: 6 nations meet to coordinate Brexit response
An official, who asked not to be identified because the informal meeting was not officially announced, said leaders of France, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, ...

Associated Press    April 9, 2019


The Latest: Merkel, May conclude meeting; next stop Paris - ABC ...
An official, who asked not to be identified because the informal meeting was not officially announced, said leaders of France, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, ...

ABC News    April 9, 2019


Saudi Aramco Set to Price Historic $12 Billion Bond Deal - Bloomberg
... than what investors demand to own similar-maturity debt of the Saudi government, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing the private deal.

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Exclusive: Ford Likely to End Independent India Business With New ...
One of the sources said the Ford-Mahindra deal would lead to more affordable Ford cars in the country, as the company would not need to pay any royalty to its  ...

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Brexit Puts End in Sight for Britain's Theresa May - The New York ...
... the few times in nearly three years as prime minister that she has followed her instincts rather than the counsel of her closest aides, said a source close to May.

New York Times    April 9, 2019


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers refutes claims in Bleacher ...
Citing a “source close to the team,” the story alleged Murphy called Rodgers to inform him the team was hiring LaFleur. After a “brief pause,” the article states, ...

Associated Press    April 9, 2019


Trump to issue executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas ...
... the deadlines for state action, according to a former Trump administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect his relationships.

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


Inside the Trump White House's growing panic to contain the border ...
... out of town while the border was, in his words, out of control, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


Saudi Aramco bond sale: investors flock to world's most profitable firm
Initially, the six-part deal had been expected to be at least $10 billion in size, but a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that orders have topped $100 ...

CNBC    April 9, 2019


UPDATE 1-China to cap 2019 coal imports to help domestic producers
“Mining companies and provincial governments voiced their opposition against more imports,” said the official, who declined to be identified because of the ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Lenders seize UK retailer Debenhams, wiping out Ashley - Reuters
A person familiar with the situation has told Reuters that there has been a total breakdown of trust with Ashley, and that Debenhams feared that if he became ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Exclusive: Standard Chartered expected to pay just over $1 billion to ...
Investigators found BNP had done business with a Dubai-registered corporation that acted as a front for an Iranian entity, a person familiar with the matter told ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


QuadReal Property Is in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in T5 - Bloomberg
Proceeds from the Vancouver-based investor will be used to buy and build new data centers, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because ...

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes reportedly deciding ...
Bolch cited a source close to Barnes in claiming that the coach “would accept the job if offered” by UCLA. On Sunday, Barnes was named the 2019 Naismith ...

Washington Post    April 9, 2019


Saudi Aramco Bond Offering: Five Reasons Investors Can't Resist ...
Dimon, JPMorgan's chief executive officer, spoke at a lunch in New York last week to market the deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter ...

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Progressives threaten to tank Dem budget bill - POLITICO
The moderate Blue Dog Coalition would “have the votes to take down the amendment,” a senior Democratic aide said Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, there ...

Politico    April 9, 2019


Brexit Latest: Theresa May to Meet Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel
Compromise on a customs union is where the talks are heading, but the government just can't call it that, according to the official, who asked not to be named ...

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


ECB Officials Are Said to Agree Growth Slowdown Hasn't Worsened
... consensus that the slowdown hasn't been worse than anticipated, said the people, who asked not to be identified because such discussions are confidential .

Bloomberg    April 9, 2019


Trump widening leadership purge at Homeland Security over ...
A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said political appointees at the agency have failed to draft regulations and make other ...

Reuters    April 9, 2019


Donald Trump Made 270 Arguments About the Mueller Probe | Time
“Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked 'have you ever been an anonymous source an anonymous source ...

Time    April 9, 2019


Fusion Connect Scrambles After Board Member's Investment Fizzles ...
... of as much as $50 million from Holcombe Green Jr., a private-equity investor is vice chairman of Fusion's board, a person familiar with the matter said.

Wall Street Journal    April 9, 2019


Assange arrested in London on US extradition request | AFP.com
A Ruptly reporter who shot the scene and requested anonymity told AFP that Assange shouted "UK must resist" as he was hauled away by at least seven men  ...

Agence France-Presse    April 9, 2019


Lori Loughlin fears guilty plea's impact on daughters: report | Fox ...
“She is very concerned about what a guilty plea would do to her daughters, who may not have grasped everything that was going on,” a source close to the star ...

Fox News    April 9, 2019


F1 Owners Near Deal for British Grand Prix to Be Kept at Silverstone ...
... an agreement to keep the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone racing circuit, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some ...
... privately blaming President Donald Trump for failing to issue a tough ultimatum over the proposed sale, sources with knowledge of the matter tell ABC News.

ABC News    April 8, 2019


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns ...
... Friday, Nielsen called Trump asking to meet over the weekend about a path forward with regard to the border, a source close to Nielsen told ABC News.

ABC News    April 8, 2019


Mark Ein's blank-check acquisition company nears deal for NESCO ...
... discussed, Capitol will acquire a 72 percent stake in NESCO, said the sources, who requested anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

Reuters    April 8, 2019


Shell enters China's shale oil scene with joint study with Sinopec ...
The official declined to be named because he's not authorized to speak with the press. Sinopec said on Monday it had agreed with Shell to study the Dongying ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


German stocks - Factors to watch on April 8 - Reuters
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank favour a straightforward merger over more complex ways to structure a deal, three people close to the matter said.

Reuters    April 8, 2019


Helping, listening, caring: Japanese prefecture leads dramatic ...
I thought I'd lose my mind,” said Sumiko, who declined to give her last name. “If she wasn't coming it'd be so depressing. I can't tell my family everything in my ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


SoftBank-Backed Grab Targets $2 Billion More in Funding This Year ...
People with direct knowledge of the matter said Grab has raised about $8 billion since its launch almost 7 years ago. (Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Pinterest Said to Price I.P.O. Below Last Private Valuation - The New ...
The digital pin board company is preparing to put out a filing on Monday with the price range for its I.P.O., said the person, who declined to be identified because ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


With one final vote, Nissan shareholders dump Ghosn, seek clarity ...
I wanted to know what sort of role a Japanese company can play in an international alliance like this,” said a shareholder who declined to be identified for ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


Lords Move to Prevent No-Deal as Talks Stumble: Brexit Update ...
The government could make a formal written offer to Labour on Monday that sets out the basis for a compromise, an official familiar with the situation said.

Bloomberg    April 8, 2019


What we're covering here
Nielsen did not resign willingly, a person close to her told CNN, but was under pressure to do so. The crisis at the border: There's been an influx of migrants, and  ...

CNN    April 8, 2019


Larry Fink Says BlackRock Focused on Onshore Presence in China ...
BlackRock has also been in talks with a handful of other Chinese groups, a person close to the asset manager told FT. (Reporting By Aparajita Saxena in ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


How US border hardliners nudged out Nielsen - CNNPolitics
Nielsen did not resign willingly, a person close to her told CNN, but was under pressure to do so. Nor did she fight or plead to keep her job, the source said.

CNN    April 8, 2019


'I would have preferred not to have been ejected like an Austin ...
... it looks like the president is the one doing the rejecting, not the other way around,” said a person close to the White House, adding, “It makes him look stronger.

Politico    April 8, 2019


Lou Dobbs and Fox News: Trump's immigration lunatic fringe - The ...
A “person close to Nielsen,” for instance, tells Politico that Miller is leading a shake-up within the administration to deliver on Trump's campaign promise to get  ...

Washington Post    April 8, 2019


AP source: Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena being renamed - The ...
... the person who spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not revealing the nature of the media gathering.

Washington Post    April 8, 2019


The Latest: Officials say Miller is behind DHS shake-up - The ...
That's according to three officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. They say President Donald Trump is ...

Washington Post    April 8, 2019


Trump, Egypt's Sisi to Discuss Security During White House Visit ...
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the visit, said the two leaders would also discuss the development of civil society in Egypt and, in a  ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Debenhams' Fate in the Balance After Ashley Rescue Plan Rejected ...
However, a source familiar with the situation said that there is a lack of trust between the two sides, with Debenhams fearing that Ashley could renege on his  ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Media tracked

Click on the name below to view anonymous sources published by that news site


Cautions

  • The tracker searches for commonly used phrases used to identify anonymous sources so misses anonymously sourced articles that do not use those phrases.
  • Some matches are false and the article is not anonymously sourced.
  • Some articles are duplicates because they appeared on multiple news sites. These are typically from wire services.
  • Some articles are duplicates because they have different urls but come from the same news site.
  • Some articles refer to anonymous sources but are not themselves anonymously sourced.
  • Articles that do not have a publication date in Google search results or the URL are not included.
  • The tracker does not distinguish between good use and misuse of anonymous sources.


More about this