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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
  • School buses caught running red light in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A dangerous situation is reveled at a south St. Louis school. In a video provided to FOX 2 by a person connected to the New American Academy school, shows school bus drivers on several occasions running red lights near the school with buses loaded with children. FOX 2’s reporter George Sells talked to officials at St. Louis Public Schools and First Student Bus Company about the buses running red lights and got some interesting answers.

  • St. Louis University outreach program aids the homeless in getting ID’s

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis University outreach group is taking a swipe at an issue affecting the poor and homeless that you might have never thought of.  The work being done at St. Francis Xavier College Church focuses on the documentation so many people don’t have and desperately need. Keith Hall, Sr. arrived at the church Tuesday morning on his bicycle.  Many of his worldly possessions were in the two plastic bags he carried with him.  Hall entered […]

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    Marine helicopter pilot that crashed in Nepal was a Missouri S&T graduate

    ROLLA, MO (KTVI) – The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in Nepal on May 12th has been identified. Authorities say Marine Captain Chris Norgren was part of a humanitarian mission in Nepal after the April 25th earthquake. Norgren was a 2007 graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He and seven others were on board when the helicopter went down. Norgren is originally from Wichita Kansas. He graduated summa cum laude from Missouri S&T with bachelor degrees […]

  • Storms can’t stop runners from making tracks for the Zoo

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Morning storms didn’t stop the Saint Louis Zoo’s 30th Annual Make Track for the Zoo Run/Walk. The 5K Race/Walk in Forest Park started as scheduled at 7:30am, after the rain exited. That timed race was followed by the 1/2-mile and ¼ mile Kids’ Runs Family activities in Schnuck Family Plaza took place all morning long. Proceeds help support the conservation work of the Saint Louis Zoo.  

  • Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Bark in the Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Saturday was the 20th annual Bark in the Park event hosted by the Humane Society of Missouri. Runners and walkers faced rain for only the third time in the event’s history. Despite the wet weather, 3,000 people, most of them with their dogs, came out for the fun in Forest Park. The event raised over $67,000 for the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund.

  • Three wounded in west St. Louis shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A shooting in St. Louis at Kingshighway and Delmar has sent three men in their 20’s to the hospital with gunshot wounds. It happened just after 4:00am Saturday.  According to St. Louis police, the three victims were in a car heading west on Delmar when a white sedan, maybe a Pontiac Grand Prix, pulled up behind them and someone inside opened fire. The driver of the victims’ car realized he had been shot and turned around to […]

  • St. Louis Amtrak passengers react to Philadelphia accident

    ST.LOUIS (KTVI) – After the Amtrak derailment just outside of Philadelphia Tuesday night, passengers on Amtrak train in St. Louis are a little worried.  FOX2 reporter George Sells boarded an Amtrak train to speak to passengers. Many on the train expressed concerned about accident in Philadelphia. But they also voiced confidence about safety on Amtrak trains.

  • Kingshighway Bridge shut down and reconstruction to start on July 6th

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The clock is officially ticking on the Kingshighway bridge that connects Interstate 44 and “The Hill” in south St. Louis. The bridge’s life expectancy was between 40 and 50 years. It’s been open for more than 75. It will be torn down and replaced in a project expected to last two years. Don Brown Chevrolet is one of a number of businesses that will be inconvenienced by the shutdown of the bridge. The lot sits at […]

  • One dead, 20 rescued in 2-alarm apartment fire in Central West End

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- One person has died and 20 people were rescued after a two- alarm fire swept through a Central West End apartment building. The fire started shortly after 8a.m. at the building located in the 4900 block of McPherson Avenue. Fire crews initially received a call for a fire on the second floor with one person trapped. The first crew on the scene asked for a second alarm due to the size of the building, which holds […]

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    Weather postpones heavy equipment lift in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-It was to be quite a sight in the sky over downtown St. Louis Sunday morning as massive equipment was scheduled to be moved by helicopter as part of the rehabilitation of the historic Arcade Building at 801 Olive Street, which is becoming apartments. Some of the heavy mechanical equipment that a building like that requires gets placed on the roof and that’s nineteen stories up. That’s where the helicopter comes in. How do you put tons […]

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    Tulip bulbs given away on Mother’s Day

    DES PERES, MO (KTVI)- Once again this Mother’s Day, the Staenberg Group hosted their annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway. Crews have pulled all the bulbs from Staenberg’s properties to make room for summer flowers. The bulbs, tens of thousands of them, are collected and given to the community for free. Tulip-palooza now happening! Not certain there will be enough bulbs. Largest crowd ever! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/35m9cW0nmY — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) May 10, 2015 The giveaway is on a first come, first served basis.  […]

  • Crews close roads, remove DeBaliviere bridge piece by piece

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A big step toward completing the Delmar Loop trolley project is going to create big headaches for drivers this weekend. To make way for the new tracks, crews are tearing down the DeBaliviere bridge that crosses the Metrolink tracks at Forest Park Parkway, closing the road and the Metrolink station this weekend.  Crews have sliced the bridge into 48 sections and are removing each piece by crane. They will remove a total of 2.5 million pounds of […]