Anonymous Source Tracker

Frequently updated examples of the media's use of anonymous sources.


Fed up with high D.C. housing costs? $1M will buy you an entire W ...
... were more than happy to talk about their vision for the property, others, like the gentleman from Vienna, Va., who politely declined to give his name, were more ...

Washington Post — May 21, 2016


Top Stories from Healthgrades
As usual, the officials weren't authorized to comment by name and briefed reporters on a conference call on condition of anonymity. EDITOR'S NOTE - An ...

Associated Press — May 21, 2016


U.S. and East Asia Allies Join Forces to Track North Korean Missiles ...
... in waters off Hawaii — and will involve destroyers equipped with the Aegis radar system, said the official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity.

New York Times — May 21, 2016


Unicredit CEO might resign ahead of May 24 board meeting -sources
Unicredit chief executive FedericoGhizzoni might resign ahead of a board meeting set for May 24,three sources close to some of the Italian bank's ...

Reuters — May 21, 2016


Boston Properties Said to Enter L.A. Market With Office Deal ...
The landlord is acquiring an interest in the Colorado Center in Santa Monica, said the person, who asked not to be named because the transaction is private.

Bloomberg — May 21, 2016


Pamela Barbaglia
... a sale following a $9.3 billion acquisition offer from France's Sanofi SA and interest from other companies, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Reuters — May 21, 2016


Inside the fight between Daniel Snyder and Native American ...
“It was a game-changer,” a person close to Snyder said. “Obama made it into an issue of race and ethnicity.” And as the country's first African American ...

Washington Post — May 21, 2016


Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing ...
Obama administration officials said they tried to work with New Balance, providing longer tariff phaseouts than are required in other parts of the deal, and they ...

Washington Post — May 21, 2016


U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan | Reuters
A State Department official said both Pakistan and Afghanistan were notified of the strike, but did not disclose whether that notification was prior to it being ...

Reuters — May 21, 2016


Taliban Leader Mansour Likely Killed in U.S. Airstrike, Officials Say ...
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was likely killed by a drone strike in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border, Defense Department officials said ...

Wall Street Journal — May 21, 2016


Matthew Miller
BEIJING China's government has approved a plan to clean up the country's online financial sector, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, ...

Reuters — May 21, 2016


HBO Programming Head Said to Leave Amid Hunt for Next 'Thrones ...
HBO Programming President Mike Lombardo is stepping down after 33 years at the premium TV network, according to a person familiar with the matter, making ...

Bloomberg — May 21, 2016


Petrobras Corruption Investigation Said to Ramp Up in U.S. ...
... in October 2014 with a focus on Petrobras, much of the work early on was done by Brazilian investigators, a person familiar with the situation said at the time.

Bloomberg — May 21, 2016


Three French investigators arrive in Cairo -airport sources | Reuters
... at CairoInternational Airport early Friday morning to help investigatethe fate of a missing EgyptAir plane that disappeared onThursday, airport sources said.

Reuters — May 21, 2016


WRAPUP 2-Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan likely killed in US ...
A State Department official said both Pakistan and Afghanistan were notified of the strike but did not disclose whether that notification was prior to it being carried  ...

Reuters — May 21, 2016


Harper Says His Jersey Being Auctioned Is Not as Advertised - The ...
But a person familiar with the situation said Harper often wears two jerseys over the course of a game, including his lucky one. The person discussed the matter ...

New York Times — May 21, 2016


UPDATE 1-Libya to resume oil shipments from Hariga after talks ...
... Sarir crude at Hariga to take to the 120,000 barrel-per-day Zawia refinery in western Libya, an official from Tripoli who did not wish to be identified told Reuters ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


UPDATED: Cashion's Eat Place to close, Johnny's Half Shell to take ...
Sources, who did not wish to be identified, say Cashion's Eat Place had seen a decline in business, even as Adams Morgan has become a dining destination ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Ardian to launch sale of Riemser after dividend recapitalisation ...
No bank has yet been mandated to arrange the sale, according to the sources, who did not wish to be identified because the talks are private. Ardian declined to  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Aegis Limited: Private Company Information - Businessweek
A senior Essar group employee, who did not wish to be identified, told FE that the group is looking at options to sell part of Essar Ports stake to investors in Essar ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Study Finds Few Obstacles to Lifting Military's Transgender Ban ...
... to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to be identified disclosing a document that has not been released to the public.

New York Times — May 20, 2016


New police force finds old habits die hard in Ukraine | Reuters
A Western diplomat, who did not want to be identified by name, said the fight back by prosecutors showed reforms were starting to have a real impact.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Fueled by drugs, sex trafficking reaches 'crisis' on Native American ...
... and authorities won't believe them and will instead defend the trafficker, said an Indian Health Service social worker who did not want to be identified. "Nobody  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: Chipotle hires former critic to help improve food safety ...
The goal was to make it easier for Chipotle to trace the origins of the products, according to the source, who did not want to be identified. River Point declined to  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


China's HNA in talks to acquire Singapore's CWT for $1 billion ...
The sources did not want to be identified as the information was not public. CWT did not immediately respond to a Reuters query while a spokeswoman at HNA ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Sexual Abuse Questions Swirl Around Yeshiva Leader in Kiryas Joel
The parents did not want to be identified because they were wary of being drawn into the investigation. The video was filmed from overhead in the office of the ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Trump dips toe into delicate U.S. debt discussion | Reuters
... default on U.S. debt, despite being asked multiple times," said the adviser, who did not want to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Britain's Cameron needs to win big on Europe | Reuters
"And even then putting the party back together will not be easy," said the source, who like several others interviewed for this article declined to be identified ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Australia pushes back grid sale deadline due to elections | Reuters
... Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd last night informing them of the delay, said one of the people, who declined to be identified as the information was not public .

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Noble Group set to clinch $3 bln credit facilities - sources | Reuters
... and inventories, with an announcement expected as early as this week, said the sources, who declined to be identified as lending discussions are not public.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Singtel mulling $2 billion IPO next year for broadband unit: sources ...
The sources, who declined to be identified because the listing discussions are being kept private, said Singtel has been mulling a NetLink Trust IPO for years.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


RPT-UPDATE 1-Noble Group set to clinch $3 bln in credit facilities ...
... by trade flows and inventories, with an announcement expected this week, said the sources, who declined to be identified as the discussions are private.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


UPDATE 1-Fosun among bidders for Singapore-based reinsurer ...
Fosun declined to comment. Sources declined to be identified as the discussions were confidential. ACR's owners include London-based private equity firm 3i, ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


China's Fosun among bidders for Singapore-based reinsurer ACR ...
Sources declined to be identified as the discussions were confidential. ACR was set up in 2006 with capital of around $620 million and is ranked among the ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Why China's private sector needs a 'high degree of attention' | Reuters
He declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak publicly to the media. "We still need to unleash vitality of enterprises and manufacturers to help  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


MOVES-China ICBC's chairman to retire, will help establish Europe ...
The sources, who were not authorised to speak to the media, declined to be identified. A Beijing-based spokesman for ICBC declined to comment.

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Carlsberg's Euro Soccer Campaign Said to Be Worth $90 Million ...
... 80 million euros ($90 million) on marketing for the championship, said a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Removal of Top Editors Signals Trouble for Independent Russian ...
One reporter who asked not to be identified amid the turmoil at the newspaper said many in the newsroom were veterans of similar recent government attacks on ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Siris Capital Said to Be Mystery Bidder for Polycom - Bloomberg
The sale was highly competitive, said two people involved, who asked not to be identified because the matter was private. The winning offer exceeded the ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Exclusive: USDA to join U.S. panel reviewing ChemChina's ...
The sources asked not to be identified because the USDA's role in CFIUS has not been publicly disclosed. Treasury declined to comment, with a spokesperson ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


Dell Said to Consider Boosting $16 Billion Bond Offering for EMC ...
The computer maker would reduce other parts of the debt financing needed to fund its buyout of EMC Corp., said the person, who asked not to be identified ...

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Yield Hunters Squeeze Spread in Czech Railways Record Bond Sale
... an initial guidance of 200-210 basis points while investors ordered more than 1 billion euros of the securities, said the person, who asked not to be identified.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Before a key vote on renaming George Mason's law school after ...
One faculty member, who asked not to be identified because of workplace concerns, questioned Cabrera's statement that the law school would use the ...

Washington Post — May 20, 2016


Bloomberg
... sensitive information slip out, according to several who asked not to be identified because they don't want to be seen as taking sides in the political campaign.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Providence Said to Weigh Options for Video-Game Maker ZeniMax ...
... of video games, including a possible initial public offering or a sale, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Low Ranking No Deterrent to Firm Seen Seeking Billion-Euro Sale ...
... million euros of five-year bonds, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because they're not authorized to speak publicly.

Bloomberg — May 20, 2016


Trump Headstone in Central Park: Mystery Solved - The New York ...
But in a phone interview on March 30 arranged by a publicist, the artist, who declined to give his name, told Melena Ryzik of The New York Times that he was  ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


Italy clamps down on destitute refugee squatters with eviction notices
The 37-year-old, who declined to give his name, reached the Italian island of Lampedusa five years ago and says he was given no support after being granted  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


German 'godfathers' reunite Syrian families | Reuters
He declined to give his name to protect relatives still living in the fiercely contested city. Tight border controls across Europe, stricter asylum rules, and an  ...

Reuters — May 20, 2016


2 Journalists in India Are Fatally Shot - The New York Times
The officer declined to give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. The police detained two people in Siwan on Saturday in their ...

New York Times — May 20, 2016


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