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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 Northwest Plaza rising in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – The recently demolished Northwest Plaza shopping Mall will soon have a new face, and new tenants, as an effort is made to turn the area around the old mall into a new home improvement corridor.  Two major retailers have already signed on. Rothman Furniture signed a deal Wednesday morning to take over and renovate one of the buildings still standing on the property, a 46 thousand square foot facility that once housed Service Merchandise.  Rothman […]

  • Video: Man caught breaking into lingerie store

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are searching for a man in connection with a “smash and grab” robbery of a south St. Louis adult store, Tuesday morning.  It happened at Patricia’s, on the corner of Gravois and Grand.  Surveillance video shows the suspect, a black male roughly in his thirties, throwing a brick through the glass front door, then crawling through himself. “I thought he wasn’t the brightest tool in the shed,” area manager Susan Woodward said of the video. […]

  • Illinois man drowns after wheelchair tips over into pond

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) A well known Belleville photographer has died after his wheelchair tipped over into a pond. It happened in Swansea, Illinois’ Centennial Park on Sunday. Gerry Frierdich, known as “Chief” to many in the area, was no stranger to bad luck. Seven years ago he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Green Mount Rd. He was paralyzed below the chest. But that accident didn’t stop his love of photography. Friends recently helped him raise […]

  • Baseball’s past remembered in Waterloo

    WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) – Two former Cardinals managers, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, will be inducted into baseball’s hall of fame Sunday. But on Saturday, baseball fans and players in Waterloo, IL paid homage to baseball’s beginning. Vintage Baseball Team of Belleville highlights the uniforms, equipment and rules of the by-gone baseball era and exposes the fans to a game they have never seen before as played that day. Spectators compare and contrast the game they know with the […]

  • Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals Care to name field after Tony La Russa

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –On Saturday, St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. announced that Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies program will name its next baseball field after former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. The field will serve the kids at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex The current field at the 12th & Park Recreation Center, just blocks south of Busch Stadium,  will be completely rebuilt. The field will be graded and irrigated. Two paved and covered dugouts will be built. […]

  • St. Jude Dream Home now ready for Open House tours

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)-It’s a chance to help find a cure for cancer, and possibly end up in the home of your dreams. For the fifth straight year, FOX 2 has teamed up with St. Jude’s Children’s’ Research Hospital to give away a dream home. The home truly fits the name dream home. And if you buy a ticket in this raffle, you’ll be one of only 9,000 people with a shot, odds that certainly beat the lottery. The home […]

  • California fruit recall expanding

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Local stores are now receiving new supplies of peaches, nectarines, plums, and other similar fruits after a California distributor issued a recall on the products over the weekend.  Wawona Packing Co. distributes the Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat, and Harvest Sweet brands, along with some store branded varieties.  Trader Joe’s, Sam’s, Walmart, Costco, and Dierbergs are the St. Louis stores impacted. Dierbergs officials say they got an early tip about the recall and were able to get […]

  • St. Louisans caught up in U.S. bans on flights to Israel

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The move by the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily ban flights by U.S. carriers to and from Israel is having an impact in St. Louis, where students, professors, and even circus performers are currently visiting the Jewish state, and now trying to get back. Jennie Dodson, son Nick is a performer in Circus Harmony.  They have a group in Israel performing with a unity group made up of Israelis and Arabs.  She sees the irony in […]

  • High speed internet to be laid under Delmar Loop Trolley tracks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Google has been making national headlines with the introduction of revolutionary new internet speeds in Kansas City, but a St. Louis group is doing the same thing here, and you might see the fruits of their labor in the Delmar Loop within weeks. The Loop Data Rail, as it’s being called, is a gigabit speed internet project.  The infrastructure will be laid in underneath the tracks being installed for the new Delmar Look Trolley.  Proponents say […]

  • 1 killed, 3 wounded outside Washington Park night club

    WASHINGTON PARK, IL (KTVI)- One person is dead and three others are wounded after shots were fired outside of an adult night club in Washington Park. The incident happened between 3:30-4:00am Sunday outside the Main Street Club on Bunkum Road. Four men were leaving the club and getting into a gray car when the shooting happened. Evidence markers on the scene indicate more than 30  shots were fired. Police identified the man killed as Dalarren Patterson, 18, of Washington Park. […]

  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department opens new headquarters building

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is finally moving into a new headquarters building located at 1915 Olive Boulevard. The facility is top of the line, but the funding for it didn’t come from taxpayers. It essentially came from the bad guys. This new facility, which was purchased for 2.7 million dollars from Wells Fargo, then renovated to the tune of $10 million, was paid for, in large part, by seized funds, money taken from criminals they’ve […]

  • Beware of Craigslist work from home ads

    COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – Job hunters beware. A new scam on Craigslist takes job applications, and tries to dupe the applicant out of money. It almost happened to a Columbia, Illinois woman who caught on and is blowing the whistle. Rabecca Townsend was surfing the ads on Craigslist St. Louis when she came upon the part time work she was looking for. There was an ad for an administrative assistant that would allow her to work from home. She emailed […]