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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
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    (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

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

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

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  • Local health agencies gearing up over Ebola concerns

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  • 49 arrests made in Ferguson protest Monday

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    Sunset Hills mayor charged with assault, property damage

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    Eureka HS shocked by 3rd fatal accident

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    Ballwin police searching for missing mother

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