Christopher Signal useless, reporter on Clinton-Lynch tarmac assembly
The Alabama TV reporter whose largest scoop was the extensively questioned 2016 airport-tarmac assembly between former President Invoice Clinton and then-Lawyer Basic Loretta Lynch was discovered useless on the weekend.
The Saturday morning demise of Christopher Signal, 45, is being investigated as a suicide, Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba informed Alabama information retailers.
Birmingham TV station WBMA, the place Mr. Signal had labored as a information anchor since 2017, confirmed the demise with out specifying the trigger.
“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving household and shut pals. Now we have misplaced a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve eternally as a trademark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We are able to solely hope to hold on his legacy. Might his reminiscence be for [a] blessing,” station Basic Supervisor Eric Land stated in a press release.
His earlier job had been as a reporter and anchorman for Phoenix TV station KNXV, the place he broke the information of the Clinton-Lynch assembly in June 2016 at that metropolis’s Sky Harbor Airport.
Barely per week after the assembly, Ms. Lynch introduced that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s utilizing a personal electronic mail server whereas secretary of state would finish with no fees.
Mrs. Clinton was the Democratic presidential nominee then and the assembly raised suspicions that Mr. Clinton was lobbying Ms. Lynch on his spouse’s behalf or getting inside data.
Each events denied wrongdoing, saying they only made small speak.
Mr. Signal wrote a ebook in regards to the encounter, “Secret on the Tarmac,” which he had stated made targets out of his household.
The Dallas native is survived by his spouse, Laura, whom he met whereas an offensive lineman on the College of Alabama within the late Nineties, and their three sons.
No funeral plans have been introduced.