Tributes for Teammates
The Lettermen of the USA (LotUSA) would like to honor and extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Christopher Sign. He was born to Susan and Robert Sign on April 19, 1976 in Arlington, Texas. Chris attended the University of Alabama in the 1990s and spent four years as an offensive lineman for the Crimson Tide under former coach Gene Stallings. A veteran TV newsman who was a familiar figure locally as he anchored the weekday evening newscasts in Birmingham, Alabama, Chris passed away on June 12, 2021.
It was during Chris’s time in Phoenix, AZ, that he broke one of the biggest stories of his career when he revealed the details of a secret meeting on the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This meeting took place during the 2016 Presidential Election when then-candidate Hillary Clinton was under scrutiny over the handling of certain emails during her time as U.S. Secretary of State.
Chris’s star was rising in the larger market of Phoenix, but in 2017, he chose to return to the Birmingham area. According to the ABC affiliate where he worked in Birmingham, Chris turned down an offer to work for one of the national networks. He made his decision because of his desire to be closer to his wife Laura, also a UA alumnus, and his three sons. He chose to work where he could be the husband and father he wanted to be, see his sons and wife on a regular basis, and be an active part of their day-to-day lives.
Tributes to Chris have been plentiful. LotUSA’s own Brian Cunningham played football with Chris at Alabama. Brian stated that Chris was a kind and decent man and expressed his deep sadness at the loss of such a great guy. This is a tragic and senseless loss, for not only his personal family, but also his colleagues, and the entire University of Alabama family. LotUSA continues to keep the Sign family in our thoughts and prayers.
Christopher Paul Sign
April 19, 1976 - June 12, 2021