Stars and Stripes – Alabama news anchor who broke news of Clinton tarmac meeting dead from apparent suicide at 45

Journalist Christopher Sign speaks about his ebook ‘Secret on the Tarmac,’ throughout an interview on “Fox & Friends,” in February 2020 (YouTube)

(Tribune News Service) — A TV reporter in Alabama who broke the 2016 meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch was discovered dead from an apparent suicide Saturday morning.

He was 45.

Christopher Sign performed faculty soccer at the University of Alabama within the Nineteen Nineties, then joined ABC 33/40, the place he labored for 13 years earlier than leaving for a station in Phoenix.

In Arizona, he broke the news of Clinton and Lynch’s meeting, which got here amid the investigation into then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server throughout her time as secretary of state. Barely every week after the meeting, Lynch introduced that the probe could be closed.

He additionally gained a number of awards in Phoenix for his protection of shootings and a lethal twister.

Sign returned to ABC 33/40 in 2017 as a weeknight anchor after turning down a gig at a nationwide station.

“We have misplaced a revered colleague who’s indelible imprint will serve perpetually as an indicator of decency, honesty and journalist integrity,” community vice chairman and common supervisor Eric Land stated in a press release.

“We can solely hope to hold on his legacy. May his reminiscence be for blessing.”

In 2019, Sign printed a ebook about his scoop, “Secret on the Tarmac,” which he stated made targets out of his household.

Sign is survived by his spouse, Laura, whom he met at Alabama, and their three sons.


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