A TV reporter in Alabama who broke the 2016 meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch was discovered (*45*) from an apparent suicide Saturday morning.
He was 45.
Christopher Sign performed school soccer at the University of Alabama within the 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 non-public electronic mail server throughout her time as secretary of state. Barely per week after the meeting, Lynch introduced that the probe could be closed.
He additionally received 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 endlessly as a trademark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity,” community vp and common supervisor Eric Land stated in an announcement.
“We can solely hope to hold on his legacy. May his reminiscence be for blessing.”
In 2019, Sign revealed a e book 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.
If you or somebody you recognize is contemplating suicide, you possibly can name the National Suicide Prevention lifeline 24 hours a day, seven days per week at 800-273-8255.