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George Sells joined FOX 2 News in July of 2008 as a general assignment reporter and web producer.

George worked briefly the world of the internet at ToastedRav.com here in St. Louis. Prior to that, his reporting career spanned an additional 15 years at News 12 Long Island in suburban New York City, WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, and WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge Louisiana. George has had the privilege of getting several "up-close" looks at history. He covered the attacks of 9-11 in New York City. He's been in the eye of hurricanes Andrew, Erin, and Ivan. He's also gotten to interview three former U.S. presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush) and cover two others. (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush)

More unsettling moments in the news business included being aboard a helicopter that crashed into Lake Malone, Kentucky, and having a shotgun pulled on him by an angry Ku Klux Klansman.

George is a graduate of Boston University.


Recent Articles
  • Operation Exodus: Thousands of troops head home through Lambert Airport

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Military members serving our country will get a break for the holidays.  More than 5,000 military men and women from Fort Leonard Wood began heading home for the holidays early Saturday morning. It’s the annual U.S. Army block leave program, “Operation Exodus.” The USO at Lambert Airport planned a big party for all the troops. It featured plenty of free food and entertainment as everyone headed home. We're waiting with baited breath for the soldiers […]

  • Thieves breaking into cars at Roxana refinery

    ROXANA, IL (KTVI) – Roxana, Illinois police are looking for thieves responsible for a string of car break-ins at the Phillips 66 refinery. Refineries in general are noted for their security, but apparently some thieves are on to a soft spot.

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    Teen girl killed, boy critical after south St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are still looking for the man who shot two teenagers, killing one, Monday in south St. Louis. Meanwhile students at a Soulard charter school are trying to come to grip over the loss of a classmate. Chelsea Harris was 16 years old when she died, Monday.  She and an 18-year-old who neighbors describe as her boyfriend were stepping out of a car near the young man’s home on Dewey Avenue when the suspect came up […]

  • Glen Carbon home invasion in house with a history

    GLEN CARBON, IL (KTVI) – Police in Glen Carbon, Illinois are looking for suspects in a home invasion early Monday morning.  It’s an attack that happened in a place familiar to officers.  The house was the center of a pair of high profile investigations in January after an elderly woman was found dead, buried in snow and ice in the driveway. The attack Monday happened just after midnight.  Police say the victim relayed a story of suspects who he knew […]

  • Man killed in ATV accident with police vehicle identified

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police identify the man killed while racing ATV’s on a north St. Louis street. 46-year-old Leo Blackmon, Junior died last night at a hospital, following the crash of his ATV into a St. Louis city police vehicle. The accident occurred Saturday night at Highland and Kingshighway just after 7:30 pm. Witnesses told police that Blackmon was traveling at high rate of speed when he struck a police vehicle carrying two officers responding to a […]

  • Toy buy-out at Chesterfield Target

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A Target store in Chesterfield is about to  sell out of toys, almost.  A toy “buy-out” is about to start.  FOX 2’s George Sells tells us why this is all part of the plan.

  • Could I-70 become a toll road? Gov. Nixon asks MoDOT to draw up a plan

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A trip across Missouri along Interstate 70 could soon cost you more than just gas money.   Governor Jay Nixon has reignited the conversation over tolls to cover the repair costs of one of the nation’s oldest interstate highways. Interstate 70 was built to last 25 years without repairs.  Most of it’s lanes now are  between 50 and 60 years old, and many experts say repairs need to come very soon. Governor Jay Nixon sent a […]

  • Daughter counts the time till Missouri executes the man who killed her mother

    (KTVI) – Missouri is set to conduct a record tenth execution of the year just after midnight on December 10th.  Paul Goodwin raped and murdered Joan Crotts, 63, in her north St. Louis county home back in 1998.  Crotts’ daughter has been counting the days to his execution since. “Sixteen years, nine months, and ten days.  Tonight will make it ten days,” Debbie Decker said without hesitation when asked how long it had been since her mother was killed.  She […]

  • Gas prices continue to fall in St. Louis area

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Gas prices in the St. Louis area continue to plummet, and one stretch of St. Louis County around Maryland Heights and Overland appears to be home to some of the cheapest gasoline in America. To find the cost of gas where you live, click on the links below: Reasons Why Gas Prices Are Falling St. Louis Area Gas Prices Gas Prices Nationally  

  • Area gas prices among the lowest in the nation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Something St. Louis hasn’t seen for years has drivers doing double-takes.  Gas prices have hit a bit of a magic number.  A gas station in Overland may have prices that are among the lowest in the nation. That sight is a gas price sign reading below $2.  Now, there’s a caveat, this number comes with a car wash discount.  But, even without it, gas at many of these locations along page has dropped to just […]

  • Artists paint boarded up Ferguson businesses to promote peace

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-It’s been nearly two weeks now, since rioting led to damage and destruction throughout Ferguson and beyond. Shops and restaurants are still boarded up, but one group is working to make the best of it. More than 200 artists have already taken part in this Paint for Peace project, painting over the boards to brighten the community as it picks up the pieces. On Saturday, another 500 artists are expected in Ferguson to make boarded up store fronts […]

  • 8 shot during attempted robbery at south city bar

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The woman shot in an attempted robbery at a south St. Louis bar has died, and two of the suspects accused in her shooting are now facing charges.  The victim, a 63-year-old, has not yet been identified. The two men charged in the case are Derreaun Davis, of Goodfellow Boulevard in St. Louis and Corey Wade, 29, of Davison St. in St. Louis. Both face several charges relating to the robbery and assault of the victims.  […]