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Christopher Sign death updates live – ABC 33/40 news anchor who wrote book on Clinton meeting found dead ‘from suicide’

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Christopher Sign death updates live – ABC 33/40 news anchor who wrote book on Clinton meeting found dead ‘from suicide’

TV anchor Christopher Sign was tragically found dead on June 13, 2021.

Sign won several awards, including an Emmy, for his journalistic endeavors throughout the years.

Christopher Sign was a television anchor from Birmingham, Alabama.

He worked for ABC 33/40 as the evening anchor, replacing Dave Baird after he retired in 2017.

He previously worked as a reporter for the network from 2000 to 2005, where he covered the Brookwood mine disaster and hurricanes Charlie, Frances and Ivan.

Between 2005-2017, Sign was an ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix.

He attended the University of Alabama and was a football player at the school under Coach Gene Stallings in the 1990s.

Local police chief Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide after the reporter was found unresponsive in his home.

Sign broke the secret 2016 meeting between President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

‘Secret on the Tarmac’ was published in 2019.

The book “details revealed for the first time, the process, the questions of sabotage, the attempt at a coverup and the source who saw it all.”

Read our Christopher Sign Death live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES SIGN HAVE?

    Sign and his wife have three sons together.

    Sign’s network released a statement describing how family was “the most important thing” in his life.

    “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,” it read.

  • SIGN’S DEATH IS SUSPECTED TO BE FROM SUICIDE

    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.

  • SIGN RETURNED TO ABC 33/40 IN 2017

    Sign 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, ABC 33/40 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,” the news outlet said in a statement.

    “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.”

  • MOURNING A BELOVED COLLEAGUE

    ABC 33/40 released a statement mourning the loss of their beloved colleague on Saturday.

    “To know Chris was to love Chris,” the report said.

    “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.”

  • SIGN SHARED SELFIES FROM INSIDE THE NEWSROOM

  • ‘PASSIONATE ABOUT JOURNALISM’

    ABC 33/40 remembers Sign being “a tremendous leader in our newsroom.”

    The news outlet added: “He worked with our reporting staff on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers on coverage of major events.

    “You were very likely to get an email from him with a story idea in the middle of the night.

    “He was passionate about journalism and showed it each and every day as he pushed himself and his colleagues to be the best.”

  • SIGN MET HIS WIFE IN COLLEGE

    The late news anchor and his wife, Laura, met while attending the University of Alabama.

    They went on to marry and have three sons.

  • CHRISTOPHER SIGN DIED AT THE AGE OF 45

    Christopher Sign has passed away from an apparent suicide
    Christopher Sign has passed away from an apparent suicideCredit: Facebook
  • SIGN’S DEATH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION

    Local police chief Keith Czeskleba said on Saturday that Christopher Sign’s death is being investigated as a suicide.

    The ABC 33/40 newsman was found at his home around 8am.

    Sign is an award-winning TV news anchor who wrote a 2016 exposé on Bill Clinton.

  • SIGN GOT AN EMMY AWARD IN 2014

    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.

    In 2016, he earned an Edward Murrow Award for spot news for his coverage of the search for the “Baseline Killer” and “Serial Shooter” in Phoenix.

  • SIGN POSTED A PHOTO OF HIS SONS ON MEMORIAL DAY

  • SIGN WORKED FOR ABC 33/40 AS THE EVENING ANCHOR

    He worked for ABC 33/40 as the evening anchor, replacing Dave Baird after he retired in 2017.

    He previously worked as a reporter for the network from 2000 to 2005, where he covered the Brookwood mine disaster and hurricanes Charlie, Frances and Ivan.

    Between 2005-2017, Sign was an ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix.

  • WHERE WAS SIGN BORN?

    Sign was born and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, according to ABC 33/40.

    “Christopher first moved to Alabama after being recruited by Coach Gene Stallings,” the news outlet explains. “He played four years under Stallings and Coach Mike Dubose on full scholarship for the Crimson Tide.”

    Stallings and DuBose helped the University of Alabama graduate obtain his first reporter job in Montgomery.

  • SIGN PENNED A BOOK ON A SECRET CLINTON MEETING

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

    ‘Secret on the Tarmac’ was published in 2019.

    Credit: Twitter
  • ABC 33/40 REMEMBERS SIGN AS A FAMILY MAN

    Credit: Facebook
  • SIGN MET HIS WIFE IN COLLEGE

    The late news anchor and his wife, Laura, met while attending the University of Alabama.

    They went on to marry and have three sons.

  • ‘TO KNOW CHRIS WAS TO LOVE CHRIS’

    ABC 33/40 released a statement mourning the loss of their beloved colleague on Saturday.

    “To know Chris was to love Chris,” the report said.

    “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.”

  • SIGN OFTEN SHARED PHOTOS OF HIS THREE CHILDREN TO INSTAGRAM

    He once posted a selfie inside his car with his sons.

    “The #Family #Summer #Workouts are underway. Gotta earn that #xbox 🙂 @sign.laura #alittlebettereachday 💪,” he captioned the Instagram post.

  • SIGN WENT FISHING WITH HIS FAMILY EARLIER THIS YEAR

    Sign took to Instagram earlier this year to share a heartwarming family photo from a fishing outing.

    Alongside the photo of Sign, his wife, and their three sons, the late news anchor wrote: “Another #fishing outing – this time w/ #momma @sign.laura who kept all #boys in line & explained the proper #bait – #CajunGirl #knowsbest 🎣♥️.”

  • SIGN APPEARED HAPPY ON SOCIAL MEDIA JUST ONE WEEK BEFORE HIS DEATH

  • WHERE DID SIGN PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL?

    Sign played football for the University of Alabama.

    He also penned a book about a secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016.

    The veteran anchor worked as a reporter in Montgomery and Midland/Odessa, Texas, Birmingham, and Phoenix.

  • WHERE WAS SIGN BORN AND RAISED?

    Sign was born and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, according to ABC 33/40.

    “Christopher first moved to Alabama after being recruited by Coach Gene Stallings,” the news outlet explains. “He played four years under Stallings and Coach Mike Dubose on full scholarship for the Crimson Tide.”

    Stallings and DuBose helped the University of Alabama graduate obtain his first reporter job in Montgomery.

    Before returning to Birmingham, Sign worked in Midland/Odessa Texas covering the oil and gas industry. He also worked in Phoenix for nearly 13 years.

  • AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY

    Local police chief Keith Czeskleba said on Saturday that Christopher Sign’s death is being investigated as a suicide.

    The ABC 33/40 newsman was found at his home around 8am.

    Sign is an award-winning TV news anchor who wrote a 2016 exposé on Bill Clinton.

  • SIGN’S DEATH IS SUSPECTED TO BE FROM SUICIDE

    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.

  • A ‘TREMENDOUS LEADER’ IN THE NEWSROOM

    ABC 33/40 remembers Sign being “a tremendous leader in our newsroom.”

    The news outlet added: “He worked with our reporting staff on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers on coverage of major events.

    “You were very likely to get an email from him with a story idea in the middle of the night.

    “He was passionate about journalism and showed it each and every day as he pushed himself and his colleagues to be the best.”

Source: thesun

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