Television news anchor Christopher Sign, who in 2016 broke the news that former President Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, died on Saturday morning at the age of 45.
AI.com reported that the man’s death is being investigated as a suicide, according to Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba.
“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving family and close friends,” ABC 33/40 President and General Manager Eric Land said in a statement on behalf of the station where Sign had been working as an anchor. “We have lost a revered colleague who’s 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 blessing.”
Sign had worked as a reporter at the Birmingham station prior to spending more than a decade as a reporter and anchor in Phoenix, during which time he broke the tarmac meeting story. He returned to ABC 33/40 in 2017 to serve as a weeknight anchor.
He authored a book titled “Secret on the Tarmac.”