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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
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    Doorman shot and killed during North County restaurant’s grand opening

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis county police are investigating an overnight homicide at Knockouts Bar and Grill during its grand opening weekend. The restaurant is located in the Clock Tower Plaza shopping center at I-270 and West Florissant in an unincorporated north St. Louis County. Doorman killed at grand opening of north county bar. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/UopftOa4n2 — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) November 23, 2014 On Saturday night, a patron went outside to smoke a cigarette. When he attempted to […]

  • Command post set up ahead of grand jury decision, Protests lead to crash, arrests

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)-Decision day is nearing for grand jurors in the Michael Brown shooting case and now a command post is being set up to handle what happens next. The location is just blocks away from where much of the unrest took place in August following the teenager’s death after being shot by a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. The location is a shopping center parking lot in Jennings. The same lot was home to police and National Guard troops […]

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    Man shot in stomach walks into nearby market for help

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A man who had been shot in the stomach Saturday morning staggered into a north St. Louis market asking them to call 9-1-1. The incident happened near the intersection of Cottage Avenue and N. Grand Boulevard. Police say the victim was sitting in or standing near a maroon SUV when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses say victim was in maroon SUV on corner. Was shot, walked into store […]

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    Clayton, St. Louis County government begin to secure buildings

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-On Saturday, the city of Clayton began to take measures to secure buildings downtown. Following the County’s actions, the city will be temporarily restricting traffic in the area around the St. Louis County Justice Center. Barricades going up around St. Louis County Police HQ. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/947aAgtXCE — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) November 22, 2014 The actions are in advance of the grand jury’s decision in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. In […]

  • Was it a racist gesture or unintended mistake?

    SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI) – Is it a gesture of racism, or simply an unintended mistake by a group of kids? That’s the question being asked about an event at Sullivan high school. At issue is a powder puff football game, a fundraising game played by female students that happened two weeks ago. A group of the girls had their faces painted black, and now a lot of people are trying to determine what, if anything, they meant by it.

  • Governor Nixon names Ferguson Commission members

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Governor Nixon announced the appointment of a new “Ferguson Commission,” Tuesday, charged with addressing a wide range of race relations issues that most feel are at the core of the unrest that followed the shooting of Michael Brown in August. The sixteen member commission includes a former Hazelwood mayor, the former chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police, a young Ferguson protester, and members of the clergy and business community. Nixon says their task presents […]

  • Navy veteran fired for posting Homeland Security vehicles on Facebook

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A Facebooking employee of Chesterfield’s Drury Plaza Hotel is out of a job after curiosity over dozens of Homeland Security vehicles in the hotel garage got the best of him. His photos on social media got him fired. Mark Paffrath saw the collection of vehicles last Thursday, and it certainly got his attention. “It was very odd that there was a bunch of Homeland Security cars there and I was shocked and took a picture and […]

  • Man in custody after two shot and killed at Pacific apartment complex

    PACIFIC, MO (KTVI)-  Two people are dead after a shooting early Sunday at an apartment complex in Pacific. Investigators say a 63-year-old man is in custody for the murders. The incident happened around 5:00am in an apartment complex in the 600 block of West Union. Police confirm that a woman, 42, who lives in apartment and a man are dead. Neighbors report hearing tires spinning and a vehicle speeding off early Sunday morning.  They also say the woman has lived […]

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    Ferguson Mayor: Future of Officer Darren Wilson uncertain

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The mayor of Ferguson says the future of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, is uncertain, no matter what the grand jury decides in the case. The assertion takes a step back from reports indicating Wilson might be immediately reinstated should the grand jury acquit him. Mayor James Knowles says it’s not that simple. “I don’t want people to think the day of the grand jury announcement he’s gonna be back, […]

  • St. Louis embraces the cold, awaits weekend snow

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The official start of winter is still more than a month away, but the winter weather is already here. The frigid temperatures continue and our first snow is just hours away. The cold was the concern for runners Saturday morning for the Girls on the Run 5K race. Temperatures at the start of the downtown St. Louis event were in the low 20°s. The concern this afternoon will be the snow. Light accumulations are expected Saturday afternoon […]

  • Berkeley sends warning letters to residents about Brown grand jury ruling

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – At least two north county cities have now sent out warning letters to residents about the coming Michael Brown grand jury decision. The letters gave instructions on preparing residents to have plans in place in case of, “a period of disruption.” Many of the pieces of advice in the letter sound more like something you’d see in preparation for a storm, which the letter states the advice should be treated as. The Berkeley letter says residents […]

  • Stores see run on guns as Ferguson waits for grand jury ruling

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Some St. Louis area gun retailers report a spike in sales in anticipation of the grand jury decision in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  One Bridgeton store, Metro Shooting Supplies, says they’ve seen a 300% jump in business compared to the same period last year. Inside Metro Shooting Supplies, you find the most unlikely of customers.  Jill Wilson is from Florissant.  Marla Orr is from St. Louis’ central west end.  Both are grandmothers, […]