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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
  • Former quadriplegic conquers Metropolitan Square Fight for Air Climb

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – About a thousand people took to the steps of One Metropolitan Square Saturday morning, climbing to the top of St. Louis’ tallest building to benefit the American Lung Association. But the most inspiring story of Saturday’s climb was that of Mark Block. Mark was paralyzed from the neck down from a car accident in 1986. But despite being told he would never walk again, Mark work tirelessly on teaching himself to walk again. The American Lung […]

  • Racers climb to the top of the Met to benefit the American Lung Association

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Hundreds of people will be heading to the top of St. Louis’ tallest building this morning, and they won’t be taking the elevator. Individuals and teams will climb 40 floors of the Metropolitan Square building during the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air climb. Every step taken and every dollar raised supports ALA’s services in St. Louis. The American Lung Association works with those who suffer from lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, asthma, and also those who […]

  • Steel plant layoffs may affect school tax increase proposal

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – More than 2,000 Granite City Steel workers are bracing for layoffs, and school system officials in the Illinois city fear a ripple effect from the sudden economic bad news could be a blow to extracurricular activities for kids. The layoffs, announced Wednesday, will lead to pink slips for 2080 workers at the mill. 39-percent of those employees live in Granite City, and here’s where the school system’s financial issues come into play: they are two […]

  • Has releasing photos of looters in Ferguson help make arrest?

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police have released another set of photographs showing looters during the Ferguson area unrest. It’s the last set expected to be released, and officers say they’ve got mixed feelings about the results. Out of about 400 images there have been ten arrests, and about ten other identifications. They’d like to have more, but they see it as a start. “The way we look at it is if we didn’t release these videos we […]

  • Man kicked off Southwest flight over language on t-shirt

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – A New York college student found himself stranded in St. Louis, Monday after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight that wasn’t even supposed to land here.  The conflict raises a classic first amendment debate of free speech, versus vulgar language. Update:  Man kicked off St. Louis flight for shirt now selling offensive shirts Daniel Podolsky was on a flight from Dallas to Chicago, and  only set foot in Lambert Airport because of bad weather […]

  • “World’s Largest Garage Sale” promises great deals for shoppers

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-Big crowds are expected in Collinsville, IL Sunday morning for what’s billed as the “World’s Largest Garage Sale.” It’s being held as Fairmount Park race track, both indoors and outdoors, and features some 300 vendors. The sale started at 8:00am Sunday, 7:00am for early birds, and runs all day. Admission is $5.00 and kids under 12 are free. World's largest garage sale underway in Collinsville! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/zifNR2rfPR — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) March 22, 2015

  • Embattled municipal judge still on the bench

    BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, MO (KTVI) – The judge who resigned amid scathing criticism from the Department of Justice may be out of Ferguson, but he’s not finished in the area’s municipal court system. Judge Ronald Brockmeyer was on the bench in the Breckenridge Hills Municipal Court Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he was replaced in Ferguson by order of the Missouri Supreme Court. Brockemeyer didn’t want to comment about his situation in Ferguson when approached by FOX 2 in […]

  • Lawmakers in Jefferson City skeptical of proposed Riverfront Stadium deal

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Lawmakers in Jefferson City got their first chance to question the man trying to bring a new NFL stadium to the St. Louis riverfront.  Dave Peacock, the former Anheuser-Busch chief leading the governor’s task force on a stadium, testified before a house committee, Monday. “Why are we involved in this at all?” Peacock was asked at one point by Rep. Tom Hurst, a republican from Meta. Peacock provided many answers to that question.  He cited the […]

  • College students come to Ferguson to register voters

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Dozens of college students are pouring into the Ferguson area, but they are not there to protest. Students from a number of historically black colleges in the Atlanta area arrived in north St. Louis County Saturday, ready to work with the NAACP to register voters. Their goal is to register as many voters as possible as the region moves forward since the shooting death of Michael Brown. They arrive just one day after the fiftieth anniversary of a […]

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    Medical helicopter pilot killed in crash near SLU Hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The pilot of a medical helicopter died late Friday in a crash at Saint Louis University Hospital. The pilot was the only person aboard. He has been identified as Ronald Rector, 52, of Lynn, MO. The copter was heading from the ARCH Air Medical Services base along I-64 to  the hospital to pick up a crew when it went down around 11:00pm near Spring Avenue and Rutger Street. The pilot died in the crash. National Transportation […]

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    Ferguson officials to comment on DOJ report, treatment of African Americans

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Officials in Ferguson will comment Wednesday on a scathing report from the Department of Justice about their police department, and its treatment of African Americans. The report is highly critical of the city and its police force, but not terribly surprising to people who live here. The Department of Justice report accuses Ferguson of patterns and practices of discrimination against African Americans, targeting them disproportionately for traffic stops, use of force, and jail sentences. In a town […]

  • Department of Justice to release critical report on Ferguson police

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- This morning officials in Ferguson are waiting for what multiple national media sources say will be scathing news from the Department of Justice. The long-awaited report on the Ferguson Police Departments actions toward minorities could be released as early as today. Significant changes may well be coming to the Ferguson Police Department if the report from the New York Times proves to be accurate. The paper quotes Department of Justice sources who have been briefed on the […]