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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.


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    Protesters march in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Three people were arrested in Downtown St. Louis Wednesday as protesters attempted to enter City Hall.  A large group attempted to enter the building, which police say was closed.  They confirm pepper spray was used on some demonstrators. The downtown protest began a little before noon.  The group blocked traffic at Market and Tucker for a short time.  That went off without any incidents with police. It was the march to city hall that led […]

  • Residents come out to help businesses damaged by fire and looting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For many St. Louisans Tuesday morning was a shock to see the damage on the news in Ferguson. Over 20 businesses were set ablaze and destroyed. Buildings burned to the ground, cars melted, and windows smashed. It was a night of horror for businesses owners and residents that lived along West Florissant.

  • Shots fired near protesters at Ferguson PD

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the crowd estimate at 1,000 reacted to the announcement from St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch that Office Darren Wilson was not indicted, an eery calm fell over the gathering. But just after 9 pm, four shots rang out near the protesters gather at the Ferguson Police Department. The crowd quickly dispersed as people sought shelter, as captured by Bommarito SkyFox.

  • Crowd starting to gather at the Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Night has fallen on Ferguson and everyone is sitting on pins and needles. The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says the ruling from the grand jury will be released at 8 pm central. In the mean time activity outside the Ferguson Police Department has been quite, but a crowd has started to gather.

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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 […]