Anonymous Source Tracker

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


ANALYSIS-Battle for Hong Kong Airlines pulls complex HNA ...
They declined to be identified because they were not authorised to speak to the media. In a further sign that the relationship between Zhong and HNA had ...

CNBC    April 28, 2019


William Barr: Attorney General's appearance at House hearing now ...
... anticipated hearing if they stick to the format the chairman has proposed for the questioning, according to a committee source with knowledge of the matter.

CNN    April 28, 2019


Uber Technologies, Inc.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Uber is seeking to raise about $10 billion, a source said. The offering is expected to be the largest United States IPO in 2019 and among the 10 largest of all time ...

Bloomberg    April 28, 2019


The Hamleys Group Ltd: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
A source said the acquisition, if successful, will help expand Reliance Retail's portfolio. “Reliance (Retail) can scale up Hamley's business with its capabilities in ...

Bloomberg    April 28, 2019


Bitcoin Venture Backed by NYSE Owner Faces Fresh Delay - WSJ
... by twin-brother entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, took 18 months to get its New York state trust license, a person familiar with the situation said.

Wall Street Journal    April 28, 2019


RPT-India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers - Reuters
He declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak with media. Indian flour millers imported 1.65 million tonnes of wheat in the 2017/18 fiscal year, ...

Reuters    April 28, 2019


Audience Response to BYU Valedictorian Coming Out as Gay ...
For one BYU junior, who identifies as lesbian and asked to remain anonymous for this story, Easton's speech was a moving moment not only because of his ...

Newsweek    April 28, 2019


'Spaceship' sheep barn set to disappear from Herefordshire valley ...
Another resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I think the council have had the fortitude to take the absolutely correct action. If they let this one by – in ...

The Guardian    April 28, 2019


Maryland House speaker battle: 'It's “Game of Thrones,” Annapolis ...
... into voting for a black candidate,” said one African American lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid about the intraparty tensions.

Washington Post    April 28, 2019


Trump seeks billions in emergency border funds — but not for his wall
... be for construction of President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall, according to a senior administration official who requested anonymity to be able to ...

NBC News    April 28, 2019


Betsy DeVos emerges a Trump Cabinet survivor - The Washington ...
This account of DeVos's endurance in the Education Department's top job is based on interviews with eight people with direct knowledge of the secretary's ...

Washington Post    April 28, 2019


Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV: Private Company Information ...
... Merrill Lynch (BAML) to the team of banks working on the sale of its Asia- Pacific business, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Bloomberg    April 28, 2019


'Controlling' Meghan Markle, Prince Harry conducting royal birth 'in ...
Markle also will not pose for photos immediately after giving birth, with sources close to the duchess claiming that she "feels sorry for" sister-in-law Kate ...

Fox News    April 28, 2019


Barr threatens to skip House Judiciary Committee hearing over ...
Attorney General William Barr threatened to skip a House Judiciary hearing this week because of issues with its format, a senior Democratic aide told NBC News.

NBC News    April 28, 2019


Renault to Propose Joint Holding Company With Nissan: Source ...
The proposal would aim for further integration between the two automakers, the source said. The proposal was first reported on Friday by the Nikkei business ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


NRA controversy: Wayne LaPierre claims Oliver North is extorting him
Sources familiar with the matter told the Journal that LaPierre's Thursday letter was an “angry reaction” to North. The back-and-forth is apparently fueled by a ...

Washington Post    April 27, 2019


How Sainsbury's Project Solar Crashed Down to Earth - Bloomberg
A person close to Sainsbury, who declined to be identified because the matter was confidential, said there were numerous advisers and varying opinions on the  ...

Bloomberg    April 27, 2019


India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers
He declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak with media. Indian flour millers imported 1.65 million tonnes of wheat in the 2017/18 fiscal year, ...

CNBC    April 27, 2019


India hikes wheat import duty to support local farmers - Reuters
He declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak with media. Indian flour millers imported 1.65 million tonnes of wheat in the 2017/18 fiscal year, ...

Reuters    April 27, 2019


Two Super-Rich Families Ended Up on Opposite Sides of Easter ...
“Ilham never showed his face to people,” said a relative who did not want to be named, saying it would bring him problems to be publicly connected to the ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


Sri Lanka Police Chief Refusing to Quit Despite President's Request ...
Both sources declined to be identified as they were not authorized to speak with media. Jayasundara did not answer his phone or email seeking comments.

New York Times    April 27, 2019


Deutsche and Commerzbank Merger Talks Have Broken Down ...
The talks are not exclusive or guaranteed to result in a deal, and timing of any potential agreement is uncertain, according to a person close to the matter.

Wall Street Journal    April 27, 2019


Official: Israel to free 2 prisoners for soldier's remains - The ...
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said the release of the prisoners was not a condition for this ...

Washington Post    April 27, 2019


Sudan's military and opposition agree in principle to joint council ...
After a second, evening session, the sources said there was agreement over the formation of a joint council, but not over how many seats either side should ...

Reuters    April 27, 2019


Official: Israel to Free 2 Prisoners for Soldier's Remains - The New ...
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said the release of the prisoners was not a condition for this ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


Sudan's Military and Opposition Agree in Principle to Joint Council ...
After a second, evening session, the sources said there was agreement over the formation of a joint council, but not over how many seats either side should ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


I Squared Capital Advisors, LLC: Private Company Information ...
... Petronas to acquire a majority stake in Amplus, said the first person, requesting anonymity. Another person, who also did not want to be named, confirmed the ...

Bloomberg    April 27, 2019


Israel to Free Two Prisoners After Recovering Soldier's Remains ...
The source said authorities had pressured Moscow to secure the prisoners' release after the news of the Israeli soldier's remains were being handed over.

New York Times    April 27, 2019


Democrats Push for Expansive Infrastructure Package - WSJ
Mr. Schumer won't consider a proposal to raise the gas tax, unless Mr. Trump agrees to undo some of the 2017 tax cuts, a person close to the minority leader ...

Wall Street Journal    April 27, 2019


Cryptocurrency Investors Shrug Off Tether Woes - WSJ
The company is expected to respond to the order by May 3, according to a person close to the attorney general's investigation. Bitfinex said the attorney ...

Wall Street Journal    April 27, 2019


White House agrees to let House panel interview ex-staffer: media ...
Among recipients of the security clearances at issue, said congressional sources who asked not to be named, were Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her ...

Reuters    April 27, 2019


Police: 3 Children Shot as Oklahoma Police Fire at Suspect - The ...
Calls to Hugo police were not answered Friday evening. An employee at the city's dispatch center, who declined to give her name, said all questions should be ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


3 children shot when officer fired at robbery suspect in Oklahoma
Calls to Hugo police were not answered Friday evening. An employee at the city's dispatch center, who declined to give her name, said all questions should be ...

NBC News    April 27, 2019


3 Children Wounded as Oklahoma Police Tried to Shoot Suspect ...
Calls to Hugo police were not answered Friday evening. An employee at the city's dispatch center, who declined to give her name, said all questions should be ...

Time    April 27, 2019


Children Killed During Sri Lanka Gunbattle Between Troops and ...
"One of the persons in that house came for prayer to the mosque and he looked so suspicious," the resident said, who declined to be named because he feared ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


Safeway closing its oldest store on East Coast in D.C.'s Palisades area
“It brought tears to my eyes, because we're like a family,” said one worker, who asked not to be named because the company would not allow employees to ...

Washington Post    April 27, 2019


Raid on House Linked to Sri Lanka Easter Bombings Leaves 15 Dead
The relative asked not to be identified because of safety concerns. Brig. Sumith Atapattu, a spokesman for the Sri Lankan military, said it was too early in the ...

New York Times    April 27, 2019


China Entices Rich World's Cash Pile With Belt and Road Returns ...
... on top of similar agreements already signed by France, Spain, and Australia, according to an official familiar with the talks, who asked not to be named.

Bloomberg    April 26, 2019


China Said to Plan Faster IPO Approvals in Capital Markets Push ...
... it clear to issuers that it doesn't impose a fixed threshold for annual profit, said the people, who asked not to be named because the comments weren't public.

Bloomberg    April 26, 2019


Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli 'just wanted a good education ...
They didn't do anything wrong," a source close to the couple told CNN. Giannulli and Loughlin have both pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit ...

CNN    April 26, 2019


Pompeo Aims to Lift State Department Morale With 'Ethos' Statement ...
The two former officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the initiative was driven by Ulrich Brechbuhl, the State Department counselor who is a close ...

New York Times    April 26, 2019


Trump reportedly paid North Korea $2 million for care of Otto Warmbier
The bill remained unpaid throughout 2017, The Post reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter as saying. "We do not comment on hostage negotiations ...

CNBC    April 26, 2019


Activist investors detail its plan for change at Bed Bath amd Beyond
The activists aren't pushing for a sale of the entire company, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC in March. Instead, they'd like to see Bed Bath ...

CNBC    April 26, 2019


Police: 3 children shot as Oklahoma police fire at suspect - The ...
Calls to Hugo police were not answered Friday evening. An employee at the city's dispatch center, who declined to give her name, said all questions should be ...

Washington Post    April 26, 2019


Police: 2 children shot as Oklahoma police try to arrest man | Fox ...
An employee at the city's dispatch center, who declined to give her name, said all questions should be directed to state investigators. A post on the Huge police ...

Fox News    April 26, 2019


No Wind-Down for China on Stopping Its Iran Oil Buys-Trump Officials
... to China, Iran's top oil consumer, about not granting additional waivers to the sanctions it granted last November, one of the senior administration officials said.

New York Times    April 26, 2019


No wind-down for China on stopping its Iran oil buys -Trump officials ...
... to China, Iran's top oil consumer, about not granting additional waivers to the sanctions it granted last November, one of the senior administration officials said.

Reuters    April 26, 2019


Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox remains hospitalized - The ...
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because neither Cox nor the Braves have publicly disclosed details of his ...

Washington Post    April 26, 2019


Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox remains hospitalized
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because neither Cox nor the Braves have publicly disclosed details of his ...

USA Today    April 26, 2019


Sources: Feds probing claims in whistleblower lawsuit against ...
The two sources with knowledge of the matter said investigators have more recently been asking about the allegations contained in Ballantyne's lawsuit.

Politico    April 26, 2019


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