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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
  • Video: Trooper struck on I-55 during traffic stop

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – For the first time, police “dash cam” video of a wreck that injured a Missouri Highway Patrol officer has been made public.  The video, obtained by FOX 2, shows Trooper Jeremy Potocki moving the man he pulled over away from the busy shoulder of Interstate 55 moments before a car came tearing into the back of the police vehicle.  The move may have saved the lives of both men. “Every time I see one […]

  • Carbon monoxide leak sickens dozens of children

    GIRARD, IL (KTVI) – Nearly 150 people, mostly children, were taken to Illinois hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak in a small town middle school. It happened in the town of Girard, about half an hour south of Springfield. School officials say is was a normal Monday at North Mac Middle school until a little before 9am. It was then that students suddenly started complaining of dizziness and nausea. “The lunch teachers I think started fainting randomly. And that’s when […]

  • Color Run St. Louis 2014

    Color Run participants paint St. Louis streets on chilly morning

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A chilly morning didn’t stop runners from pouring into downtown St. Louis Sunday’s for one of the nation’s most popular 5K races, a certainly, the most colorful. The Color Run draws massive crowds everywhere it goes. Color run in downtown StL! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/jMxmmON56r — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) September 14, 2014 The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. As runners dressed […]

  • Early taste of fall chill has St. Louis breaking out the jackets

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)-That unusual sound you heard in your house Saturday morning may have been the furnace kicking on. Temperatures plunged into the forties to start the day, making it a near record low for the date. The big Greentree Festival in Kirkwood is considered a kickoff to fall, but the fall weather beat them to the punch this week. Folks gathering for the big parade Saturday morning lined the streets in their jackets. Playgrounds all over town were noticeably […]

  • Force Main Sewer Break In Chesterfield

    Chesterfield sewer line break sending sewage into Missouri River

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-Metropolitan Sewer District crews are working to  repair an underground force main sewer break in Chesterfield, just west of where Cordovan Commons Parkway turns into Howard Bend Station Road. The break was reported to MSD around 5:00am Monday morning. The break is draining into a ditch that leads to the Missouri River. Exactly how much sewage has leaked is unknown. MSD crews plan to work around the clock until the break is fixed, which could take up to […]

  • Eric Fowler

    Eric Fowler wanted for shooting a police officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- The search continues for a man police say shot an officer.  Eric Fowler, 27, is charged with first degree assault on a police officer and armed criminal action. The shooting took place just off Lucas and Hunt, not far from the Norwood Country Club.  St. Louis County Police say Folwer tried to break into a home in the  5800 block of Eagle Valley Drive. When officers arrived, they saw Fowler get into a gray Dodge […]

  • Protesters warn of civil unrest with lifting of state of emergency in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wednesday Governor Jay Nixon lifted the state of emergency for the City of Ferguson. According to some, that could indirectly lead to more civil disobedience surrounding the Michael Brown case. Protesters are speaking out about the lifting of the state of emergency and the issue of prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. With the lifting of the state of emergency, Governor Nixon has revoked his special powers and ability to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob […]

  • Centene to build claim center in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Centene Corporation says it’s time for action, not words when it comes to rebuilding Ferguson, and they want to lead the way.  Officials announced plans Tuesday to build an insurance claim center in the troubled community which will employ about 200 people. Company C.E.O. Mike Neidorff says he was among those watching the unrest unfold and immediately thought of plans already being discussed for the new claim center. “I called my board and it took […]

  • Rams don’t sign Michael Sam to practice squad

    EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Rams made Michael Sam the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, but they apparently won’t be the first to put him on a roster.  After cutting Sam Saturday, the team announced their practice squad Monday, and Sam was not on the list. The fact Sam didn’t make the Rams practice squad is not a big surprise to those watching closely.  The Rams have one of the deepest defensive lines […]

  • Ferguson protesters plan to halt highway traffic on Labor Day

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-There’s a call from Ferguson protestors that could have an impact on-your- holiday weekend. During the massive, but peaceful “National March on Ferguson” Saturday, demonstrators revealed a new plan for civil disobedience: halt highway traffic across the St. Louis area on Labor Day. More than a thousand people took to the streets Saturday for the march. They shut down West Florissant Avenue, marching to the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed three weeks ago, then to […]

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    Hundreds of protesters march in Ferguson demanding justice for Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-After a week of relative quiet, the streets of Ferguson are full of demonstrators again Saturday for the “National March on Ferguson”, demanding justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. West Florissant Avenue has been shut down for the duration of the protest and rally. Organizers had been vague about what kind of numbers they expected; only using the word massive to describe the march. According to a full page ad in the St. Louis American newspaper, […]

  • Man dressed as woman robs Walgreens on Kirkwood Road

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Two of the three men arrested in the robbery of a Kirkwood Walgreens have now been charged, and police say they’ve been connected to at least one other robbery.  The Kirkwood case, which happened early Wednesday morning, involved one of the suspects entering the store in drag. Police say the man in the wig and dress is actually Jevon Clark, 18, of Spruce St. in St. Louis.  They say Clark entered the store in a dress, […]