Christopher Sign Biography and Wiki
Christopher Sign was a Journalist and news anchor for ABC 33/40 News, Author of Secret on the Tarmac, and a former Alabama football player. He was best known as the reporter who broke the story of the June 2016 secret tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Christopher Sign first worked as a reporter for ABC 33/40 in the late ’90s and early 2000s. He left for Phoenix where he spent the next 13 years as a reporter and anchor. During his time in Phoenix, Christopher covered some of the biggest stories in the Valley of the Sun. In 2016 Christopher broke the story of the tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Christopher received several journalism awards for his coverage of breaking news while in Phoenix. These include the 2014 Emmy Award for Breaking News for the shooting of two Phoenix police officers and the 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news and Emmy Award for Breaking News for his coverage of the search for the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooter.
He rejoined ABC 33/40 as a weeknight anchor in 2017, replacing Dave Baird after he retired. He co-anchored broadcasts with Brenda Ladun and Pam Huff. Prior to rejoining ABC 33/40, he was a morning anchor at KNXV-TV in Phoenix.
Christopher Sign Clinton
Sign, who grew up near Dallas, Texas, was a reporter and morning anchor at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona KNXV-TV when in June 2016 he broke the news of a secret tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Sky Harbor Airport. News of the meeting created suspicions that Clinton was lobbying Lynch on behalf of his wife.
At that time, Hillary Clinton, who was a candidate for president of the United States, was also under investigation for allegedly using a private email server for official public communications. The practice carried the potential of revealing state secrets to foreign entities. The Department of Justice along with the State Department later decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton after investigating the matter.
Christopher Sign ABC 33/40
Christopher Sign was a reporter and anchor for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined ABC 33/40 News as evening co-anchor beginning October 23, 2017. He previously worked as a reporter for ABC 33/40 from 2000-2005. During his time here he covered the Brookwood mine disaster, several severe weather outbreaks, and hurricanes Charlie, Frances, and Ivan. Christopher and his photographer became trapped by the storm surge of Hurricane Ivan and eventually had to be rescued.
Christopher Sign Age
Christopher Sign died on June 12, 2021. He was 45 years old.
Christopher Sign Wife
Christopher Sign was married to his wife, Laura Sign, an All-SEC volleyball player. The couple met at the University of Alabama in the 1990s.
Christopher Sign Family
Christopher Sign had three children with his wife, Laura Sign. According to ABC 33/40, Christopher Sign’s family was the single most important thing in his life which is why he ended up returning to Alabama after 13 years as a journalist in Arizona writing, “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.”
Christopher Sign Suicide
ABC 33/40 anchor Christopher Sign died on June 12, 2021, at age 45, in an apparent suicide, according to police. At around 8:13 a.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call of a person down at a residence on Scout Trace. Hoover police and fire personnel arrived to find the 45-year-old Sign dead. Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.
ABC 33/40 Vice President & General Manager Eric Land released the following statement on behalf of the station: “Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving family and close friends. We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty, and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on his legacy. May his memory be for a blessing.”
Christopher Sign Cause of Death
Christopher Sign’s cause of death was an apparent suicide.
Christopher Sign Book
While a reporter and morning anchor at ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Sign broke the story of the June 2016 secret tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He wrote a book about the Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch meeting called “Secret on the Tarmac”.
“We knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual,” Sign told “Fox & Friends” in February 2020, ahead of the book’s release. “It was a planned meeting. It was not a coincidence.”
sign went on to tell Fox that the investigation made his life a living hell, with his family receiving death threats. “My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”
Christopher Sign Alabama Football
Christopher Sign played football for the University of Alabama from 1994-1997. He was an offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide playing for coach Gene Stallings and Mike DuBose.