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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
  • Granite City Hit and Run 041915

    Granite City police investigating possible hit and run death

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Granite City Police Department are investigating an apparent hit and run death. Police received a 911 call for a body on the side of Route 203, just east of 21st Street, around 7:45 a.m. Sunday. The scene is near the SunCoke Energy Plant. Officers discovered the body of a deceased black male. The victim has been identified as Mark Scott Harris, 25, of St. Louis. At this point there’s no word on how long he […]

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    Festus toddler beaten to death, mother in custody

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – A mother is in jail, and police are searching for her boyfriend after the beating death of a seventeen month old toddler in Festus. A three-year-old was also injured in the attack. Police say they aren’t certain what happened yet, but they know one thing: the beating taken by seventeen month old Layla Fast is the worst case of child abuse officers here have ever seen. “It’s anger. It’s sadness. It’s empathy,” Festus Police Chief Tim […]

  • Man charging police with knife shot and killed overnight

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis County police are investigating after a deadly officer involved shooting in Jennings. One man was killed after an armed standoff. The incident began about 9:20pm Friday, on Riverwood Drive in a residential neighborhood off Jennings Station Road. Police say Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, had barricaded himself in the house with access to knives and a samurai sword. The man’s mother was locked out and called 9-1-1, wanting her son removed from the home. She called his behavior […]

  • More cameras being installed in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – By the end of this month there will be more eyes on you in downtown St. Louis, and they’ll be looking in a way they never have before.  FOX 2’s George Sells explains how businesses love the idea of more cameras and the ACLU being weary over the ability of the cameras to read license plates and store digital information.

  • Record attendance at Busch Stadium for Opening Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Game one is now in the books, and it ended with an unceremonious thud on the field.  But, history was made in the stands.   The largest crowd in the history of this latest variation of Busch Stadium was in the stands.  47,875 people were in attendance.

  • GO! St. Louis Marathon events close roads across St. Louis city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is here. That means weekend road closures in some popular areas. On Saturday, April 11, the 5k run/walk (3.1 miles), GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, children’s fun runs, and mature mile were held in Forest Park. Several park entrances and roads were scheduled to be closed through Noon. Among those turning for the 5k, three time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. More Jackie Joyner-Kersee after […]

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    Ballwin area hard hit by bad weather for second straight day

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – With more storms moving into the St. Louis area on Wednesday, crews were scrambling to clear debris, some caused by, some the cause of Tuesday morning flooding. The Ballwin area was among the hardest hit. MoDOT crews were spotted late Wednesday morning in the Fish Pot Creek, pulling an entire uprooted tree out of the culvert that runs under Manchester Road. It was just one very large piece of the branches and trash that blocked water […]

  • Trailer park residents blame owners for flooding

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Firefighters in Franklin County had to rescue more than a dozen people from a flash flood that inundated a mobile home park near Villa Ridge. But residents say the problems that led to the flooding weren’t just tied to a deluge of rain. The issue, they say, was man-made. The Sleepy Hollow mobile home park rests along the Pin Oak Creek, just off Highway AT. Tuesday morning, as a storm ripped through the area, the […]

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    High Ridge subdivision faces massive repair bill for collapsed sewer line

    HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – A High Ridge subdivision faces a massive repair that residents aren’t sure how to pay as the ground beneath them, in spots, is collapsing. They say it’s all the result of storm sewers under the street that are collapsing. But, like in many parts of unincorporated Jefferson County, there is no MSD or department of streets to call. The residents are responsible for their own maintenance. The hole, just outside Dan Streib’s house, is about […]

  • Stretch of Southwest Avenue to close Monday for sewer repairs

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Residents of west St. Louis have a traffic headache coming as a major road closure will last into the summer. Southwest Avenue, just south of I-44, is a busy road and it’s going to be shut down from McCausland to Lowry Avenue beginning at 9am on Monday, April 6th for sewer repairs. The closure is going to last for two months. Local traffic will be able to access Southwest Avenue from Bellevue Avenue They’re closing things up […]

  • Gov. Nixon says there’s a clear path to building a new stadium

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon is expressing confidence in the chances of successfully financing a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, despite the revelation, Tuesday, that St. Louis County was essentially being removed from the complex financing deal. Word surfaced Tuesday that the county’s participation in the nearly $1 billion project, “was no longer necessary.  Taking question for the first time on the subject, Nixon told reporters in Earth City that things are still moving in the right […]

  • Police reveal contents of suicide note found with Tom Schweich’s former spokesman

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – More information into the death of Spence Jackson has been released at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.   Jefferson City police released the content of a note found with the former media spokesman’s body.  Police say the note simply said,  “I’m so sorry. I just can’t take being unemployed again.” Jefferson City police did not provide the actual note or a copy of the original document.  A spokesman for the police department simply read the contents […]