Anonymous Source Tracker

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


AP source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam. The 31-year-old Hellickson ...

Associated Press    February 6, 2019


Trump campaign paid legal fees to firm representing Jared Kushner ...
The expenditures were payments to Kushner's attorney Abbe Lowell for Kushner's legal fees, sources with knowledge of the payments told to ABC News. Lowell ...

ABC News    February 6, 2019


Ariana Grande won't be at the Grammys and here's why - CNN
... perform at Sunday's event -- or attend -- after a dispute with the show's producers. "The producers were dictating what songs she could sing," the source said.

CNN    February 6, 2019


With Northam Picture, Obscure Publication Plays Big Role in ...
... types,” said a Republican consultant who has worked extensively in Virginia politics, and asked to remain anonymous to protect professional relationships.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Vivendi May Sell Universal, Now a Music Streaming Behemoth ...
... and held informal talks with potential buyers, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified discussing private conversations.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Trump to Nominate David Malpass to Lead the World Bank - The ...
The officials, who insisted on anonymity to confirm the choice before the formal announcement, said the president will unveil his choice on Wednesday.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to ...
... pursued the possibility that the inaugural committee made false statements to the Federal Election Commission, according to people familiar with the matter.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


House Democrats begin oversight hearings after following 35-day ...
... them in dealing with the influx on congressional requests, whether it be testimony or requests for documents, according to sources familiar with the matter .

ABC News    February 5, 2019


AP source: Guyer agrees to minor league deal with White Sox - The ...
A person familiar with the situation says outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Matt Campbell of Iowa State got NFL inquires from six teams
According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, six NFL teams reached out to Campbell during this most recent NFL hiring cycle. Campbell declined ...

USA Today    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser retains law firm that ...
A source close to the legal team for Fairfax's accuser confirmed Tuesday that she has hired Katz, Marshall and Banks.

Politico    February 5, 2019


Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax's accuser goes public, hires Christine Blasey ...
A source close to Tyson's legal team provided NBC News with permission to identify her. Fairfax has said the encounter was consensual and that he was being ...

NBC News    February 5, 2019


DealBook Briefing: A World Bank Critic Could Become Its Leader ...
... will depend entirely on incoming economic information and what that means for the outlook.” And on the menu? Steak, an anonymous source told the WSJ.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


AP source: Guyer agrees to minor league deal with White Sox
A person familiar with the situation says outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

USA Today    February 5, 2019


Blackstone Pulls Back From Africa on Black Rhino Sale Plan ...
... Black Rhino Group back to management, according to a person familiar with the deal, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


We may finally see Trump's tax returns, and Republicans are ...
... the department — with the ultimate goal of keeping the president's past returns private, according to four people familiar with the administration's approach.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


After 2 years of rancor, Trump to call for unity in address
Trump was not expected to issue the emergency declaration in his speech, according to four people familiar with his plans who were not authorized to preview ...

Associated Press    February 5, 2019


Bernie Sanders 2020: Election News, Polls for President ...
The flurry of activity, detailed by four people familiar with the campaign's thinking, is the latest sign that the Vermont senator is closing in on a decision on a ...

Politico    February 5, 2019


Goldman Weighs Shrinking Fixed-Income Trading Group - Bloomberg
... the fixed-income group, a nod from the bank's new chief that the business may not be as lucrative as in its glory days, according to people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Goldman May Shrink Fixed-Income Trading Unit as Blankfein ...
... fixed-income group, a nod from the bank's new chief that the business may not be as lucrative as in its glory days, according to people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    February 5, 2019


Trump Asks for Unity, but Presses Hard Line on Immigration - The ...
... drafted his address in recent days, he has groused about the text, complaining that it was too gentle on Democrats, according to people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    February 5, 2019


Was tabloid exposé of Bezos affair just juicy gossip or a political hit ...
According to three people familiar with the tabloid's discussions, the Enquirer was ready to publish a story on Bezos and Lauren Sanchez in early autumn but ...

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm - The ...
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


Virginia lieutenant governor's accuser consults law firm - ABC News
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

ABC News    February 5, 2019


“This isn't me:” Gov. Northam's defiance caught advisers off guard ...
“There will be a case study in bad political crisis management in this,” said a close associate of Northam's who insisted on anonymity to speak candidly.

Washington Post    February 5, 2019


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