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 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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    Good Samaritan opens home for a special delivery

    TROY, MO (KTVI) – A newborn baby boy is now resting comfortably in an area hospital. He’s probably lucky to be alive because his mother started to go into labor in the freezing cold. A Good Samaritan and some quick working paramedics came to the aid of a mom who had nowhere else to turn. Desiree Cagle doesn’t have a car, so she decided to walk to the store Wednesday. She says that she suddenly felt labor pains and turned back.   […]

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    Hazelwood School District looking at massive budget cuts

    ST .LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Hazelwood School District is bracing for massive budget cuts that will affect nearly everyone in the district, particularly grade school students. The $6 million slashing of funds comes on the heels of a 22% decline in property values in the district over the past eight years.   The sharp fall in values has been mirrored by a drop in property tax revenue, leaving the school district facing hard choices. For the Arconati family, it […]

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    Lake St. Louis police looking for suspect in attempted abduction

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police in Lake St. Louis are looking for a man who allegedly approached a teenage girl, trying to get her to get in his pickup truck.  They say it happened twice in a period of about a week. Officers say the first incident occurred a couple of weeks ago.  They say the man was driving a grey pickup truck on Landing Place Drive, just off Highway N, when he pulled up and told the girl […]

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    Frozen Cup participants excited about potential NHL”Winter Classic” in St. Louis

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Outdoor hockey for a great cause. Shaw Park in Clayton was home to the Frozen Cup, a marathon of hockey Sunday. The ll-day  charity hockey tournament raises money for Autism research and for families affected by the Autism spectrum of disorders. Many on the ice were excited about the news that St. Louis is being considered for another big out door hockey game, the NHL’s “Winter Classic.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday that the NHL is finalizing discussions to […]

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    Massive crowds flock to Soulard for Mardi Gras weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Nice weather arrives just in time for possible record crowds celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend in Soulard.  The event that brings in thousands is sure to be a hit once again this year with the Bud Light Grand Parade downtown kicking off Saturday’s festivities.  Millions of Mardi Gras beads are on tap for attendees to dress for the occasion as well!

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    GM workers to get largest profit sharing checks in company history

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – General Motors hourly workers will get $11,000 profit sharing checks.  The checks come thanks to strong earnings in North America and China.  Shares were up more than $5 per share. The company says profits were fueled by strong SUV and truck sales. Checks should arrive by February 26th.

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    World War II veteran fighting government for VA benefits

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis World War II veteran is trying to figure out just what it will take to prove to the VA that he served in the military.  Apparently his purple heart medal isn’t enough. Emil Limpert was wounded in combat while fighting in the Philippines in 1944.  He was taking cover from a Japanese attack in a foxhole. “There were four guys in there, and two guys got killed,” he said.  “And then the other guy, […]

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    Richmond Heights city council votes to move forward with proposed apartment complex

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – A $35 million, high end, apartment complex is a step closer to reality in Richmond Heights.  The Residences at Boland Place received approval from the city council, Monday night, despite the majority of the capacity crowd on hand to oppose the project. The development is set to go up on a site at the corner of Dale and Boland, just a few blocks from busy Hanley Road.  It’s currently home to a vacant school and […]

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    Vandals destroy Grace’s bus stop in Glendale

    GLENDALE, MO (KTVI) – Glendale police are looking to ID some particularly vicious vandals.  The destruction they caused is not high priced or even high profile.  But the damage done is hitting the community hard. It doesn’t look like much right now, because its decorations are gone, and it’s a little bit beaten up.  But most around here know that this is Grace Mehan’s bus stop, a place usually almost as bright and cheerful as she is. Riding the bus […]

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    Business journal ranks St. Louis #1 for start-ups

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Move over Silicon Valley. That’s what many locally are saying Monday after a national publication proclaimed St. Louis as tops in the nation for business start-up growth. The city has achieved plenty of buzz in recent years, but this time it’s hard numbers that are being used to paint a very positive picture for our town.  And in Midtown, which has undergone a rebirth in the last couple of years, Cortex is one example of the […]

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    Florissant and tax service square off over advertisement tactics

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – There is a flap over flags in Florissant, and the dispute appears likely to land in front of a judge.  At issue is a display of several American flags lined up in front of the Liberty Tax Service location on North Lindbergh.  City officials say they have to go, but not because they’re flags. The flags are one of a number of patriotic, “Look at Me,” advertising strategies used by Liberty Tax.  They’re the ones who have […]

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    FEMA provides flood assistance locally

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Last month’s local flooding may be over, but the clean up is far from finished.  Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in Missouri this weekend, providing flood assistance to numerous local communities including Valley Park and Eureka.  FEMA plans to serve over 30 Missouri counties during their visit.