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.
Sign played football at the University of Alabama in the 1990′s under Head Coach Gene Stallings.
He began his career as a reporter at 33/40 in the late ’90s and early 2000′s and returned as an anchor in 2017.
Chris Sign wrote a book about breaking the tarmac story called Secret on the Tarmac.
“The plan was perfect. No cameras, no microphones, no prying eyes and plenty of security. The setting for a clandestine meeting could not have been better. Former President Bill Clinton exited Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private plane 20-minutes after he boarded. Both thought they got away with it. Both were wrong. Amid a heated Presidential race, federal investigations involving emails and Benghazi and society looking for clarity on the future of the country, the secret tarmac meeting would only complicate things. The secret meeting would have never been revealed if it weren’t for a veteran journalist and a trusted source,” the Amazon description of his book reads.
The mainstream media reported that he returned to ABC 33/40 in 2017 after turning down an opportunity to work at a major news network so he could spend more time with his family, the outlet said.
“What most people don’t know is 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.
But what the mainstream media failed to report is the fact that he didn’t move to Alabama because of his family but because of the death threats he and his family received!
Christopher Sign went on Fox recently about the death threats he received after breaking the Clinton tarmac story.
Sign 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.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.