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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
  • New Ferguson police chief lends helping hand in cleanup effort

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Less than two weeks before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death, hundreds of volunteers turned out on the streets of Ferguson for an organized community cleanup, including the man charged with bridging the gap between some residents and police. Ferguson Interim Police Chief Andre Anderson’s first big challenge will be helping his department and the city navigate the first anniversary of Brown’s death. “I’m concerned, but I know we have some great people here […]

  • 18-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy shot in south city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An 18-year-old woman and a three -year-old boy were shot overnight in south city. The shooting happened around 3a.m. on Wisconsin Avenue, about a block from Gravois. One witness, who didn`t want to appear on camera, says he heard shots, then someone screaming bloody murder. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the arm. Police on the scene say both were conscious as they were taken to the hospital about 3:45 am. Police say it happened outside […]

  • St. Louis records 109th homicide for 2015 amidst political rhetoric

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Meanwhile the murder rate in the city of St. Louis has jumped again, with another homicide overnight.  FOX2’s George Sells reports on concerns over the numbers, and a war of words mounting at city hall. On a rundown stretch of Newstead, near Greer, a 31-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday morning.  Riding past the latest crime scene on his bike, Ralph Childress tells us he had seen the victim, 31-year-old Curtis Williams, just hours […]

  • Lambert Airport Metrolink station to close for repairs Monday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- If you ride Metrolink to get to Lambert Airport, big changes are on the way. The company is rehabilitating the Metrolink station in Terminal 1 for the first time since it opened in 1994. The station  will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, July 27th. MetroLink riders: Headed to Terminal 1 in the next two weeks? Allow an extra 30mins. Station closure starting 7/27 http://t.co/GbgcWargQz — Lambert-STL Airport (@flystl) July 24, 2015 During the construction, […]

  • Day of Hope to give back to Ferguson community

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Organizers in Ferguson are gearing up for “A Day of Hope” aimed at giving back to the community that was hit so hard by violence and unrest last year.  The event will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, July 25, in Forestwood Park in Ferguson, rain or shine.  All are welcome to attend. Convoy of Hope, a Springfield, MO based organization, the city of Ferguson, and about 40 local churches are coordinating the free event. Organizing the grocery […]

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    Belleville police were worried over Larry Alverson’s release from prison

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – An Illinois man facing charges for repeatedly molesting a South St. Louis County girl is jailed in Clayton, but many are wondering why he was on the streets at all when the attack happened.  He had been given a prison sentence of two and a half years only four months earlier. Larry Alverson has a long criminal record in St. Clair County.  Nearly every offense, according to police, had some sort of sexual element to it. […]

  • Uber says 2,000 jobs will be created in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Uber continues to move full speed ahead in its attempt to become the first ride sharing service to operate legally in St. Louis.  It’s recruiting drivers despite the fact the Metropolitan Taxi Commission still hasn’t approved a compromise that would allow the Uber-X service to run here. They don’t have the approval, but you might not know from looking.  The company is running ads for drivers on Craigslist on an almost daily basis, and Tuesday morning […]

  • Three killed in seven overnight St. Louis shootings

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The bikes were clearing out from the self-proclaimed “BikersParadise” at Shady Jack’s just after ten Sunday morning. Police had arrived at the North Broadway location just north of downtown, responding to the sixth shooting in the city since just before midnight. In this case, two customers got into a fight. One of them pulled a gun, and they began wrestling over it. “One of the patrons was struck in the upper body area,” St. Louis Police Lt. […]

  • Beating the summer heat is hard for those who have to work in it

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While many can beat the heat by blasting air conditioning, for some there is no choice but to be out in the elements. FOX2’s George Sells found out how some are coping with the summer swelter. There is no rest for some road crews in our area, not on Saturday and not on a day when the heat index is pushing 105.  Work on Page Avenue was conducted mostly overnight, but even that didn’t provide a […]

  • Person struck and killed by Metrolink train

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI)-A man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the Wellston/University City/St. Louis city line early Saturday. Police tell FOX 2 the incident happened around 4:40am as the first train of the morning was heading westbound. Investigators are on the scene near the intersection of Skinker Parkway and Bartmer Avenue. Metrolink was using shuttle buses to transport passengers on the Red Line between the Delmar Loop and Wellston stations, producing 30 to 45 minute delays. By 9:00am, trains were running […]

  • Two men in critical condition after house explodes overnight

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Two people are hospitalized this morning  after the house they were in suddenly exploded overnight. Three alarms went out on the explosion shortly after 10p.m. Thursday at a home on Thrush near North Broadway. There was a furious search for victims. Firefighters spent more than an hour digging through the rubble after getting word there might be someone inside. One person was able to escape. St. Ann police, who were in the area on an unrelated […]

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    Accused child sexual predator from Swansea on the loose

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office handed down a 31-count warrant against a Swansea man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter. According to Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson, authorities were notified about a possible sexual assault of a minor at a home in town. The suspect’s friend, who lived in another state, contacted the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department after being told about the crimes. Police went to the residence to secure the […]