Anonymous Source Tracker

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


SoftBank-Backed Grab Seeks Another $2 Billion Funding in ...
People with direct knowledge of the matter said Grab has raised about $8 billion since its launch almost seven years ago. Last month Grab's president Ming Maa ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


AP source: Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena being renamed
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena is being renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

USA Today    April 8, 2019


Randolph Alles is out as Trump's Secret Service chief
A source, who asked to remain anonymous to discuss Alles' departure, told CNBC that the Secret Service chief had been asked to submit an exit plan 10 days ...

CNBC    April 8, 2019


'We're frightened': Tripoli braces as fighting reaches suburbs | World ...
“We are sandwiched between the forces, people are wondering what to do, we are frightened,” said one woman, who asked to remain anonymous, living with ...

The Guardian    April 8, 2019


Brazil court rules in favor of lessors to repossess Avianca Brasil planes
... decisions were unanimous and issued orally by a panel of three appeal court judges. They were confirmed by two sources with knowledge of the information.

CNBC    April 8, 2019


Brazil court rules in favor of lessors to repossess Avianca Brasil planes
They were confirmed by two sources with knowledge of the information. ( Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien). Our Standards: The ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


ECB Is Said to Respond Only Slowly on Negative Rate Review ...
... is often the basis for formal policy proposals, didn't discuss the matter in the week or so since his speech, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Bloomberg    April 8, 2019


Standard Chartered expected to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes
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 ...

CNBC    April 8, 2019


Zhang hearing exposes Secret Service weaknesses at Mar-a-Lago ...
In a statement, a law enforcement official speaking on background said that anytime the agency does a forensic analysis on an electronic device, it is done in a ...

CNN    April 8, 2019


Sources: FBI looking at Bridgeport police chief search
“They've (federal authorities) at least pulled in the finalists,” the source said. Perez could not immediately be reached for comment Monday. Rowena White ...

Associated Press    April 8, 2019


Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials ...
Government officials, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel changes before they were announced, said at least two to four more high-ranking  ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers rips report of Mike McCarthy feud
Bleacher Report, quoting an anonymous source, reported Packers president/ CEO Mark Murphy told Rodgers “don't be the problem” on a phone call informing  ...

USA Today    April 8, 2019


Trump removes Secret Service director as purge of DHS leadership ...
“He just wants drastic, drastic action,” said another White House official who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, adding that it is others who say, “We can't ...

Washington Post    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  ...

Reuters    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 ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


Head of Homeland Security leaves the White House
Nielsen did not resign willingly, a person close to her told CNN, but was under pressure to do so. Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the situation at ...

CNN    April 8, 2019


Ashley piles pressure on Debenhams ahead of lender deadline ...
A person familiar with the situation said however that there was a lack of trust between the two sides, with Debenhams fearing that Ashley could renege on his  ...

Reuters    April 8, 2019


She was next in line to be the head of DHS. Then, Trump picked ...
A source close to the situation said that Grady is, at this point, not expected to resign on her own. If she was going to step down, another person close to her ...

CNN    April 8, 2019


South Korean president Moon Jae-in appeals to Trump to revive ...
"This has to be a really speedy process," said one senior South Korean government official who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive topics. If Moon is ...

CBS News    April 8, 2019


Deutsche Bank's DWS Unit May Need Its Own Deal to Succeed ...
... in further cost reductions, possible cutbacks to the company's product offerings, and changes to its U.S. operations, according to people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    April 8, 2019


Demand for Aramco's Debut Bonds at Over $50 Billion: Sources ...
... over $50 billion in bids for its debut international bond sale, which had been expected to be in the $10 billion region, sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Trump Is Pushing to Restart Family Separations at Border - The New ...
All three officials spoke about the internal discussions on the condition of anonymity. More than 2,700 children were separated from their parents at the border ...

New York Times    April 8, 2019


Secret Service head Alles leaving, career official tapped - The ...
Alles' departure stems from a personality conflict within the agency, three officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the personnel matter.

Washington Post    April 8, 2019


Green Bay Packers: Cole Madison returns after sitting out rookie year
A source said Madison was among the 80-plus players who reported for the team's first day of the off-season conditioning program and has been reinstated from ...

USA Today    April 8, 2019


Cole Madison returns to Packers after sitting out rookie season
GREEN BAY - After 10 months away from football, Green Bay Packers 2018 fifth- round pick Cole Madison has decided to return to the game. A source said ...

USA Today    April 8, 2019


Selecta UK Ltd.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
... on the stock exchange as soon as the fourth quarter 2018 and is sounding out banks for another blockbuster Swiss listing, people close to the matter said.

Bloomberg    April 8, 2019


COFCO Corporation: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
The company is considering selling a part Nidera business, people close to the matter stated. The company has engaged Morgan Stanley for the potential sale ...

Bloomberg    April 8, 2019


Shake-up at Homeland Security goes beyond Nielsen's exit - The ...
... according to three people familiar with the matter. Beyond changing names and faces, Trump is considering separating migrant families at the border again,  ...

Washington Post    April 8, 2019


In Russia's Dagestan region, a path back from the ruins of the ...
The bombing would never stop, and it was freezing,” said the man, who asked that his name not be used to prevent repercussions against him and his family.

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out, says President Donald Trump ...
Nielsen did not resign willingly, a person close to her told CNN, but was under pressure to do so. Nielsen did not fight nor grovel to keep her job, the source said .

CNN    April 7, 2019


Stephen Miller pressuring Trump officials amid immigration shakeups
“There's definitely a larger shakeup abreast being led by Stephen Miller and the staunch right wing within the administration,” said a person close to Nielsen, ...

Politico    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two ...
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two people familiar with the matter tell AP. By Associated Press. April 7 at 6:06 PM. WASHINGTON ...

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two people familiar with the matter tell AP.

Associated Press    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two ...
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Apr 7, 2019 10:04 PM. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, two people familiar with the matter ...

ABC News    April 7, 2019


Fairfax school system apologizes for student art depicting anti ...
The community member, who did not want to be identified, wrote in an email to the student's teacher at South County High that the artwork was an “example of ...

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


'Just Fall, That's All': Sudan Protests Seeking Al-Bashir Ouster Gain ...
“The janjaweed is entering the city,” said one doctor in his mid-20s who attended the protests Saturday and Sunday and did not want to be identified in greater ...

New York Times    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Trump ...
Two senior administration officials said that Nielsen had no intention of quitting when she went to the meeting Sunday with the president and that she was forced  ...

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


FEATURE-Helping, listening, caring: Japanese prefecture leads ...
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 ...

CNBC    April 7, 2019


American Woman Who Was Kidnapped on Uganda Safari Is Freed ...
One official with the safari company, Wild Frontiers, who asked not to be named, said the two were currently “enjoying a square meal and hot shower” at a ...

New York Times    April 7, 2019


Italy to Hike 2020 Deficit Goal to Around 2.1 Percent-Sources - The ...
They asked not to be named because they are not authorised to talk about the DEF. The numbers in the DEF will not be finalised before the end of ongoing talks  ...

New York Times    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigned - The Washington Post
The people were not authorized to speak publicly about internal matters and spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


Homeland Security chief Nielsen is out - POLITICO
However, a person familiar with the situation argued that Nielsen was blindsided by the decision to drop Vitiello. “At the end of the day, there were mounting ...

Politico    April 7, 2019


Trump shakeup: Nielsen goes, then Secret Service chief - The ...
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. She went to the White House on Sunday to meet with Trump not ...

Washington Post    April 7, 2019


Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, other top DHS officials ...
More top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are leaving the Trump administration, two senior administration officials said Monday, increasing the ...

CBS News    April 7, 2019


Duke's Tre Jones hints at year 2 in Instagram post
Jones has not yet declared for the NBA draft, and according to a source close to the team, he is not the type of person to post a photo like that on social media ...

Associated Press    April 7, 2019


Explosion in Yemen Warehouse Kills at Least 13, Including 7 Children
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the news media. Advertisement. The Saudi-led coalition has been ...

New York Times    April 7, 2019


Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in Paid U.S. Subscribers - WSJ
Apple Music has surpassed Spotify Technology SA SPOT -0.66% in paid U.S. subscriptions, according to people familiar with the matter, in a shift that escalates  ...

Wall Street Journal    April 7, 2019


New US Sanctions Seek to Block Venezuelan Oil Shipments to Cuba
The sanctions, senior administration officials said, could force a “recalibration” of Venezuela's relationship with Cuba, which has been defending the government ...

New York Times    April 6, 2019


Mondelez at stalemate with Campbell over Arnott's sale
Mondelez and Campbell's Soup are locked in a stalemate over the sale of the soup company's Arnott's cookie brands, people familiar with the matter tell CNBC.

CNBC    April 6, 2019


Lyft threatens litigation against Morgan Stanley over short-selling
... reporting in the New York Post, which said Morgan Stanley had been selling a short product to pre-IPO investors and cited three sources close to the situation.

CNBC    April 6, 2019


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