A tragic story in Alabama has left employees of a television station reeling, along with the family oand friends of a popular, respected and loved anchor in Birmingham.
45-year old Christopher Sign was found dead Saturday morning in his suburban Birmingham home, and his death is being investigated as a suicide.
Co-workers who were with him the previous night are shocked, and find it incomprehensible the family man with three young boys would kill himself.
Many other people have expressed their doubts on social media as well.
Before Sign worked in Alabama, he was the morning news anchor at ABC 15 in Phoenix, and it was when he worked there he broke a huge national story shortly before the 2016 Presidential election. The story revolved around the June 2016 meeting at Sky Harbor Airport between then AttorneyGeneral Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.
At the time, the AG was investigating former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s use of a private server for all her email correspondence. That meeting with Bill Clinton forced Lynch to recluse herself from overseeing the investigation.
Clinton’s private plane was on the tarmac along with the Lynch’s, and he entered her plane and talked with her for roughly 20 minutes.
Sign then wrote a book about the meeting, and in the process received what he said were multiple credible death threats.
This is what he told Fox during the promotion of his book. “My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story. Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”