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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
  • Ebola scare: Man with flu symptoms from Africa gets emergency response

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – First responders is Berkeley are breathing a sigh of relief, after a sick call that had some thinking “Ebola” proved to be only a man with a cold. The call came at about 8:30am Wednesday from Flight Safety International. The firm, located off of Natural Bridge, trains pilots who come to them from all over the world. The patient, identified as “a client” by operations manager David Glass, said he wasn’t feeling well when he arrived. […]

  • Businesses plan for civil unrest following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- With the ruling from the grand jury in the Michael Brown case expected in the next few weeks, many businesses are already looking at contingency plans for any civil unrest that might occur. And those preparations go well beyond Ferguson. Of course there’s no way to know what or if anything will happen. That will depend, among other things on the decision. But businesses across the area are discussing what to do when that decision arrives. The […]

  • Former Rockwood schools employee wanted on child pornography charges

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A former employee of the Rockwood School District is now showing up on the Crimestoppers most wanted list, as he faces charges related to child pornography. Shaun Wattler, 30, of Fenton faces one count of possession of child pornography and eight counts of promoting child pornography. The charges were filed on October 17th of this year, but the cases are dated between March and August of 2012. An undercover police officer working online was led […]

  • Group attempts world’s longest wiffle ball game

    CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)-They are swinging for the fences in Crestwood. A group of ten players from around the St. Louis region is 21 hours into what they hope will be the longest wiffle ball game in the history of mankind before it’s all said and done. By Sunday morning, the players were running on pure adrenaline. The group started playing around 9:00am Saturday at the All Star Performance Center at Big Bend and I-44. They plan to play through 3:00pm […]

  • Many upset about leaks of Officer Wilson’s account of Michael Brown shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Officer Darren Wilson’s story is leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  He tells investigators about the shooting of Michael Brown. The article describes officer Darren Wilson approaching Micheal Brown and a second man as they’re walking down the middle of the street.  he reportedly recognizes them as suspects in a robbery earlier. He backs up to the pair in his police SUV then starts to get out according to the paper’s source.  The source says […]

  • Webster Groves man may be oldest to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

    (KTVI)-A Webster Groves man appears headed for an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records. His achievement, climbing Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, is enough to turn heads. The fact he did it at age 85 is record breaking. Bob Wheeler will always be one to say the elderly need to remain active. It’s just his definition of “active” that is different than most. “I get comments like, ‘Oh my gosh, I was doing good climbing upstairs this morning to watch […]

  • Automotive deck being removed from historic MacArthur Bridge

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-One of the historic fixtures on the St. Louis riverfront is undergoing a major change. The MacArthur Bridge is best known these days for its train traffic just south of the Poplar Street span, but the automotive deck on the old bridge is being removed once and for all. The MacArthur closed to cars back in 1981 after a run of nearly 65 years. When it opened in 1917, it was the first bridge you could cross […]

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    Three protesters arrested for smashing pumpkins outside St. Louis County Prosecutor’s office

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – For a brief period there was a significant police presence and a smashing of gourds outside of the Justice Center Monday afternoon. It was a combination of civil disobedience and a little symbolism.  Protestors showed up with pumpkins outside Prosecutor Bob Mcculloch’s office with the intention of smashing them outside.  Police warned that they would be arrested they did.  Two people who smashed pumpkins were locked up, along with that third woman who had her pumpkin […]

  • Runners “rock” the streets of St. Louis for marathon and half-marathon

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Thousands of runners took to the streets of the city of St. Louis for the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon and half marathon. Why Rock ‘n’ Roll? Musicians and bands are posted every mile or so along the route to entertain and inspire runners. Men's first place finisher for the Half Marathon #RnRSTL @RunRocknRoll is Scott Wietecha 1:05:52. Avg 5:02 pace. pic.twitter.com/DwffuocVUM — Pace Per Mile (@PacePerMile) October 19, 2014 Husband bet his wife $1,000 she wouldn't finish […]

  • Ferguson reacts to New York Times account of Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-The New York Times has reported on new details in the Michael Brown shooting investigation. From protestors in front of the Ferguson WalMart to shoppers at the farmer’s market, everyone was talking about the latest revelations printed by the newspaper. The article quotes justice department sources in Washington who have access to the information being viewed in a civil rights investigation of Officer Darren Wilson. They say he told investigators he feared for his life as he and […]

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    New York Times publishes Officer Darren Wilson’s account of Michael Brown shooting

    (KTVI)-The New York Times has published an account of the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson.  The 18-year-old was shot on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  A prayer vigil  one day later turned into a demonstration seeking justice for Brown’s death. Later, looting broke out.  The police response to the looting drew in the attention of the nation. It is the first time we are hearing details from what is reportedly the story given by Ferguson police […]

  • “Ferguson October” protesters return to St. Louis City Hall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A group of demonstrators is set to meet with Mayor Francis Slay Thursday, just three days after one in their number was arrested in the rotunda of St. Louis City Hall. The group, calling itself Young Activists United announced in a news conference on the steps of City Hall that they will meet with the mayor. The group’s list of demands includes a civilian review board to look at police activities, body cameras for city […]