Long time TV newsman and former University of Alabama football player Christopher Sign died Saturday morning in an apparent suicide. Sign attended the University of Alabama in the 1990s. He spent four years as an offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide. He played under former coach Gene Stallings.
Sign has won multiple awards including a 2014 Emmy Award for breaking news for his coverage of the shooting of two Phoenix police officers. He won a Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news, for his coverage of the search for the “Baseline Killer” and “Serial Shooter” who terrorized Phoenix in the summer of 2016.
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.”
While at Alabama he met his wife, Laura, an All-SEC volleyball player. The couple has three sons.