Christopher Sign Wiki – Christopher Sign Bio
Christopher Sign was a longtime television news anchor and former University of Alabama football player. He was found dead on June 12, 2021. Police were investigating Sign’s death as a suicide, according to AL.com.
Sign leaves behind a wife and three sons.
He was 45 years old.
Cause of Death
Christopher Sign, a former University of Alabama football player who became a familiar face on US television anchoring the weekday evening newscasts in Birmingham, Alabama, has died.
Police responded to a 911 call at a residence Saturday morning where they found the married father of three dead.
Sign’s death is being investigated as a suicide, Captain Keith Czeskleba of the Hoover Police Department told TODAY.
Sign gained national attention when he was working as a reporter for ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona. He was credited for being the first journalist to report on a meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016.
After graduation, Sign landed his first job in Montgomery, Alabama, spent time in Odessa/Midland, Texas, and then joined ABC News’ Birmingham affiliate in the late 1990s where he proved himself as a sharp reporter with a knack for telling local stories.
He moved onto a bigger market, Phoenix, in 2005 where he spent 13 years as a reporter and anchor.
During that time, Sign gained national attention for breaking the news of a secret meeting on the Phoenix Sky Harbor tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
It was at college where he met his wife, Laura, who was a University of Alabama volleyball player.
Sign’s wife, Laura, was also a University of Alabama alum. She played volleyball for the Crimson Tide and was named All-SEC during her tenure, according to AL.com.
The couple wanted to raise their three sons in Birmingham, according to Sign’s bio on ABC 33/40. The TV station said Sign turned down a national network job in order to preserve time with 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.”