How did Christopher Sign die? TV anchor, 45, who wrote Bill Clinton expose found dead

Christopher Sign wrote a book about a secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016

                            How did Christopher Sign die? TV anchor, 45, who wrote Bill Clinton expose found dead
TV anchor Christopher Sign was found dead (Facebook)

Birmingham news anchor and former University of Alabama football player Christopher Sign died on Saturday, June 12. The 45-year-old journalist was an award-winning TV news anchor who wrote a 2016 expose on Bill Clinton. 

The police department has said that they are investigating the death as a suicide after the ABC 33/40 newsman was found deceased just after 8 am on June 12. Sign, a former University of Alabama football player, wrote a book about a secret tarmac meeting between Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016. It was published in 2019.


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ABC 33/40 released a statement mourning the loss of their beloved colleague saying: "To know Chris was to love Chris. His family was the single most important thing in his life which is why he ended up returning to ABC 33/40 four years ago." The veteran anchor worked as a reporter in Montgomery and Midland/Odessa, Texas, Birmingham, and Phoenix.

He returned to ABC 33/40 in 2017 after turning down a chance to work at a major news channel so he could spend more time with his family, the outlet said. "What most people don't know has Chris turned down an opportunity to work for one of the national networks to come to ABC 33/40, and he made that decision because of his family. That decision put him in a place where he could see his boys off to school in the mornings, watch them play baseball in the evenings, and take them fishing on the weekends."
The former college footballer played for the University of Alabama under Coach Gene Stallings in the 1990s, the outlet reported. He won several awards for his journalistic endeavors throughout the years. In 2014, he got an Emmy Award for breaking news for his coverage of the shootings of two Phoenix police officers. In 2016, he received an Edward Murrow Award for spot news for his coverage of the hunt for the "Baseline Killer" and "Serial Shooter" in Phoenix. Sign and his wife, Laura, met while attending the University of Alabama and went on to marry and have three sons.

Journalist Jamie Hale tweeted, "I can’t believe we have an article with this title. It doesn’t feel real. We were in the office together last night cutting up like we always do. I don’t understand why. I can’t talk about you in the past tense. The grief today is unbearable." James Spann said, "We are still in shock over this news. Chris was a very good friend and an incredible journalist. The grief today has been overwhelming."




Sharing a video of Sign from FOX News, one person said, "Christopher Sign went on Fox recently about the death threats he received after breaking the Clinton tarmac story." And another one said, "In an interview, Sign said he and his family had been threatened. Relocated to be around people he could trust. #ChristopherSign."




Calling Sign's demise weird, another one said, "No way this guy Christopher Sign, who was a successful author, who wrote about the Clinton tarmac meeting just up and committed suicide. I’m not a conspiracy person but this is weird. Too weird." While making big allegations, one person said, "I don't think so. This is murder and it has Clintons all over it. Christopher Sign, Birmingham TV anchor and former Alabama football player, dead in an apparent suicide."



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