Death of journalist who broke the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting is being investigated as suicide

He authored a book titled "Secret on the Tarmac."

Updated: June 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

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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."

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