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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
  • Police looking for pair of hit and run drivers that struck the same man

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are looking for the drivers of two vehicles, both of whom are accused of hitting a man crossing Broadway June 28th, then running from the scene. Bapi Gupta, 50, was leaving the Broadway Oyster bar about 2:30 that Sunday morning. Surveillance video released by police shows a black Mercedes and a reddish vehicle, possibly a Jeep driving toward him. The Mercedes passed the other vehicle on the right, and that’s when police say it hit […]

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    Family hoping for answers in mysterious death of elderly woman

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Several days after the mysterious shooting death of an 84-year-old south St. Louis county woman, police and her family are still looking for answers as to what happened. Wednesday afternoon loved ones were gathered outside Knight’s house. Her husband Dale, retired and in declining health, sat among his adult grandchildren. None has the slightest idea as to what happened or why. The neighborhood, they say, is just about crime-free, and no one believes there […]

  • Missing teen found alive near Waterloo camp

    WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) – A 13-year-old girl who went missing Monday after taking an 80 mile cab ride to a Waterloo summer camp has been found safe. JaTea Lejla Frank ran off around 11 a.m. after taking a cab from her Mt. Vernon home to a faith-based summer program called Camp Wartburg, located in Waterloo, Illinois. Camp employees told police Frank got out of the cab, dropped her bags, and ran off on foot. Joyce Mathes, a searcher who lives […]

  • Lambert passenger recalls scary moments during Sunday’s storm

    ST.  LOUIS (KTVI) – As St. Louis enjoyed warm sunny weather Monday, Sunday was anything but clam and clear. Sunday’s storms for some brought the memories of the tornado that struck Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on April 22, 2011. Last night’s weather shut down airport operations for about an hour and provided some harrowing moments for inbound passengers. George Sells has the story.

  • Major Case Squad activated for Shiloh shooting death

    SHILOH, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad has been activated  after a murder in Shiloh, Illinois. Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Shiloh police were called to an apartment building on Yorkshire Lane for a shooting.  Officers found a black male lying outside the apartment building  with a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 26-year-old Kenneth Easley, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported hearing yelling, followed by three gunshots. While detectives were stumped as far as suspects, they were fairly […]

  • St. Louis Pridefest celebrates Supreme Court marriage ruling

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One of the big summer events in downtown St. Louis takes on new meaning this weekend, as Pridefest dominates the area around the Soldier’s Memorial. The annual event celebrating gay rights was lifted to a different level, Friday, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the right to marry is protected nationwide for all couples, straight or gay. Those running Pridefest say it was quite a moment when the word trickled down. “You could just […]

  • Confederate monument in Forest Park vandalized

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Vandals spray painted the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park overnight. The 32-foot tall granite monument was tagged with a large “X” and the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” The memorial was erected in December 1914, nearly 50 years after the Civil War ended. Getting the monument built was controversial even then. According to a description appearing on ForestParkStatues.org, the Ladies’ Confederate Monument Association agreed that the design would not feature a Confederate soldier or other such iconography. […]

  • Cahokia layoffs close food pantry

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – The small food bank in Cahokia, Illinois is shutting down due to the layoff of its only paid employee.  Christina Walker, the director of the Cahokia Community Basket, says she’s being fired along with nine others because they opposed the new mayor in April’s election. Volunteers were out in force, Tuesday, helping Walker clear out the small building a block from city hall that houses the Basket.  The pantry helps feed about 1,200 people every month.  […]

  • Silex businesses owners start clean up from flooding

    SILEX, MO  (KTVI) – So far Monday, no rain has fallen in the St. Louis region, which good news for communities that have suffered flooding from the Mississippi, Missouri, Meramec Rivers, creeks and other tributaries. But just because there’s been no rain doesn’t mean river levels are falling just yet. River crest are still to come sometime this week. This means towns in Lincoln County are still battling floodwaters in Silex, Davis and Old Monroe. Sunday first responders had to […]

  • Kirkwood 5K goes on despite storms in the area

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Despite the impending storms, the  GO! St. Louis All American 5K took place Sunday morning. Taking cover in Kirkwood! Will lightning delay the Go! Father's Day 5k? Waiting to see as rain pours. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/5FblKQ7i3B — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) June 21, 2015 It rained off and on prior to the race, but officials said they wouldn’t postpone the race unless lightning was spotted. “We have a hard fast rule about 30 minutes,” said Jess Trammell from […]

  • MSD: Flooding in south St. Louis a result of sewer issue

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -The rain is gone, but cleanup is just starting in south St. Louis after dozens of residents saw flooding in their homes. The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) confirms something went wrong with the system, and the result is major headaches for people living near McCausland and Odell, just south of Southwest . A giant lake formed in the neighborhood Friday as the rain poured down. Fifty home and four streets were affected. MSD is confirming the […]

  • Agencies prepare for more flooding, rescues across metro area

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)- Agencies across the area are getting ready for more flooding and more rescues. The trouble across the region is due to the ground being saturated. Also with a tropical style dumping of rain, the water has nowhere to go. There are also serious concerns with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill headed this way. County officials have spent the last couple of days getting equipment ready and moved into strategic locations where it might be […]