Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Analysis | The Plan to Avert Banking Chaos In a No-Deal Brexit
... ($846 billion) of balance-sheet assets to Frankfurt, according to people familiar with the matter. That ensures the new operations are sufficiently funded and in ...

Washington Post    February 17, 2019


Amazon's New York project foundered on labor organizing ...
Amazon executives were completely unprepared for the backlash, according to the people familiar with the matter. Polls showed a majority of New Yorkers ...

Fox News    February 17, 2019


Heather Nauert Withdraws as Trump's Nominee for UN Ambassador ...
Trump began discussing potential new candidates for the UN post Saturday evening with his advisers, according to one person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    February 17, 2019


Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN Ambassador ...
The nanny wasn't paying taxes while she worked, the sources said. This was not known when Nauert became the State Department spokeswoman, but she did ...

CNN    February 17, 2019


Brothers tell police 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett paid them to ...
Detectives have now shifted the investigation towards determining whether Smollett made up the entire story, sources said. Abimbola (left) and Olabinjo ...

ABC News    February 17, 2019


Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry - The New ...
A senior German official, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on such matters, shrugged his shoulders and said: “No one any ...

New York Times    February 17, 2019


Biden slams Trump's treatment of European allies as speculation ...
A source close to the Biden camp told Fox News last week that the former vice president is almost certain to enter the race soon. Report: Joe Biden believes he  ...

Fox News    February 17, 2019


After Amazon Deal's Demise, 'Raw' Feelings and Democratic Infighting
At least one Democrat asked Mr. Cuomo to reject Mr. Gianaris's appointment to the board, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.

New York Times    February 16, 2019


Trump Says Japan's Abe Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize ...
A Japanese Foreign Ministry official who declined to be named in line with ministry policy said it is aware of Trump's remarks, but declined further comment.

Bloomberg    February 16, 2019


Mexico: Makeshift migrant shelter near border to close soon - The ...
“I don't feel safe here,” said Donaldo, a Honduran migrant who declined to give his last name for fear of possible reprisals in Mexico or back home. He added ...

Washington Post    February 16, 2019


FBI goes back to the future in Bridgeport
Another former law enforcement official who did not wish to be identified, said, “ You don't really know until you get involved in these (cases) where they might ...

Associated Press    February 16, 2019


AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants - The ...
16, 2019, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't complete. The agreement would have an invitation to major league camp at spring ...

Washington Post    February 16, 2019


AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants
Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't complete.

USA Today    February 16, 2019


Oravel Stays Private Ltd: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Grab is expected to close the deal over the next few days, according to two people briefed on the matter. "As a matter of company policy, we do not comment on ...

Bloomberg    February 16, 2019


Jussie Smollett 'angered and devastated' at suggestions he was ...
The brothers agreed to cooperate with police after being threatened with charges , sources said.

ABC News    February 16, 2019


Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett ...
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an ...

CNN    February 16, 2019


Purchases With Plastic Get Costlier for Merchants—and Consumers ...
... merchandise purchased using Mastercard debit cards will in some cases become more expensive for stores, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    February 16, 2019


Jussie Smollett case: Brothers tell cops they were paid to stage attack
... investigators that they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized  ...

USA Today    February 16, 2019


With Trump's Tough Deterrents, Many Asylum Seekers on the Border
Among those who have been dissuaded, at least for now, is Natali, 32, who asked to be identified only by her first name because she feared for her safety.

New York Times    February 16, 2019


Bernie Sanders records video announcing 2020 campaign - POLITICO
... bid for the White House, has recorded a campaign video in which he says he is running for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with the spot.

Politico    February 16, 2019


AP source: OF Maybin nears minor league deal with Giants
Maybin must pass a physical, the person said Saturday, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't complete.

Associated Press    February 16, 2019


2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death
The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. The suspect's name wasn't immediately available Friday  ...

Associated Press    February 16, 2019


Heather Nauert, Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United ...
The withdrawal is related to the employment of a nanny who was in the country illegally, said three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss ...

Washington Post    February 16, 2019


Defense Department to start examining projects in hunt for border ...
A defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning, said the military's analysis included an assessment of where border ...

Washington Post    February 16, 2019


ONGC Videsh Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Both sources declined to be identified due to sensitivity of the issue. No immediate response was available from ONGC. Petronet LNG And Videsh In Talks To ...

Bloomberg    February 16, 2019


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