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 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.

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    Good Samaritan recounts truck being stolen in police chase

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 Monday brought you exclusive live coverage of a wild police pursuit that ended in St. Louis County.  Today we have more information on what lead up to the chase. William Gregg Dees was the owner the white pick-up truck that was crashed into a house and car in the driveway when the pursuit ended.  Dees talked with reporter George Sells about his involvement in the chase. Dees had pulled up in this truck, […]

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    Mayor Slay and Alderman French to meet on violence in St. Louis city

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Opposing factions in St. Louis City Hall appear ready to meet, seeking common ground in an effort to curtail violence in the city.  The agreement comes in the wake of gunfire outside a high school football game, Friday, which sent fans and players scurrying for cover. The shooting happened just outside the football stadium at Sumner High School.  Terrified fans were rushing for safety and the game was briefly stopped until police secured the area.  Frustrated […]

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    Arrest made after man shoots at police during overnight standoff

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)- St. Charles Police have made an arrest after an overnight standoff where shots were fired at officers. It happened at a home on Pike Street, not far from First Capitol Drive. A 47-year-old man got into a fight with his girlfriend and assaulted her. She went to the hospital where police were called. Officers arrived at the home, and found the man barricaded inside. He fired at least one shot at officers as they approached the […]

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    I-70 reopen after fatal crash kills two near Wentzville

    ST CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A  wreck that killed two people on westbound Interstate 70 in St. Charles County shut down several lanes of the interstate later Friday and into Saturday. The highway reopened around 3:20am. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-70  at Wentzville Parkway under a railroad overpass at Highway Z and involved three passenger vehicles and one tractor-trailer.  The tractor trailer was heading west when a Chevy Silverado driven by Kevin Hase, […]

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    Convenience store shutdown after police raid yields drugs and guns

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – A Jennings convenience store has been shut down after police discovered employees selling marijuana from behind the counter and more.  The brazen activity was all going on within 100 yards of the police commander’s office window. The Quick Shop Market on Jennings Station Road has been a problem for some time.  Police say they’ve been called there more than eighty times just this year, meaning the little store is responsible for nearly ½ of one percent […]

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    Blues and NHL implement new security measures at Scottrade Center

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Blues and Scottrade Center have implemented new  security measures required by the National Hockey League for all teams in 2015. Fans will have to walk through metal detectors at all public entrances to the Scottrade Center to enter the arena. Guest will not be asked to remove shoes or belts, but will be asked to remove from their possession metallic items from their person, including mobile phones into bin before walking through metal […]

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    Police still looking for leads in high end purse robbery at outlet mall

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Police in Chesterfield continue searching for the three women who stormed through a designer store Saturday night, running over a young boy as they ran out with several thousand dollars’ worth of high-end purses. The “strong armed robbery,” as police are calling it, happened at the Kate Spade store inside the St. Louis Premium Outlets, Saturday night. Police say this might normally have been a simple theft or shoplifting case, but the three women escalated things […]

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    High end purses stolen in armed robbery, suspects lead police on high-speed chase

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) –Chesterfield police are investigating what they call a strong-armed robbery at a store at the St. Louis Premium Outlet mall Saturday night.  Three suspects, all black females, grabbed a large quantity of high end purses from the Kate Spade store and ran out. As they left, they knocked over an 11-year-old boy who was entering the store with his mother.  He suffered bumps and bruises but will be fine according to police. On Sunday morning, Chesterfield updated […]

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    Blues unveil Hall of Fame plaza, welcome fans back to Scottrade Center

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Blues welcomed back fans on Saturday, the second day of their training camp.  Kicking off Saturday’s event, the Blues officially unveiled the team’s new Hall of Fame Plaza in front of Scottrade Center, which is comprised of bricks bought by some of team’s biggest fan. One fan used his brick to ask a very important question. Brennen's brick was a little extra special. She said YES!!! — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 19, 2015

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    Cool down a plus for weekend events, but winds a concern for balloon race

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Gusty northwest winds were bringing a Fall feel back to St. Louis Saturday morning. Runners taking part in the Run for the Hills 5k in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood of south St. Louis enjoyed the cooler temperatures.  Many outdoor festivals are taking place this weekend and organizers hope the cool down and sunshine will swell the crowds that attend. But the gusty winds were a big problem for one of the weekend’s most popular events. Friday evening, south winds ahead […]

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    Video emerges of Bernard Scott in Pine Lawn jail cell

    PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI) – Tonight there is more outrage surrounding the case of a Pine Lawn jail inmate who was allegedly denied medical care and ended up in a coma. FOX2’s George Sells is in Pine Lawn where surveillance camera video has emerged that the attorney for Bernard Scott says backs his client’s story. The video was obtained by our partners at the Post-Dispatch through an open records request.  It shows Bernard Scott changing clothes to go to the […]

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    Farmer finds marijuana plants while harvesting his corn crop

    MONROE COUNTY, IL  (KTVI) – Deputies in Monroe County, Illinois are looking for suspects in three cases where small marijuana operations were hidden in rural corn fields. The most recent operation was discovered Saturday in a field near Mayestown Road and Long Lake Road, southwest of Waterloo. A farmer was harvesting his corn crop when he came across something he didn’t expect. “And about thirty rows into the corn, he found three plants he suspected to be cannabis plants,” Monroe […]