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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
  • SLMPD Dotson Rollcall police

    St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Highway Patrol troopers could soon be walking beats in downtown St. Louis along with city officers.  It’s a proposal taken to Jefferson City by St. Louis chief Sam Dotson, who sees it as a quick way to add manpower as he tries to get more officers. In a way, the move is about peace of mind.  The chief says crime overall continues to drop in the city, but there have been enough high profile violent […]

  • Northeast winter storm cancelling flights at Lambert

    LAMBERT AIRPORT (KTVI) – As airlines, passengers and staff at Lambert pour over the news coming from the Northeast, winter is making a strong comeback in potentially historic storm. Parts of the northeast from Washington, D.C. to Boston could see up to two feet of snow. As of now, over 1,000 flights have been cancelled out of the New York area, with more to follow tonight and Tuesday. This is causing a ripple affect across the nation’s biggest airports and […]

  • Deal for big summer concerts in downtown St. Louis runs into trouble

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-It was expected to be a rocking summer downtown, but a deal cut by the city to host massive music events has yet to materialize. The deal stirred up controversy when it was signed last year. The city of St. Louis signed away exclusive rights to two of the summer’s big holiday weekends downtown.  Now, city officials confirm the Memorial Day weekend edition of “Summer Rocks” will not happen in 2015. The deal with a California production […]

  • Improved economy, vehicles draw big crowd at St. Louis Auto Show

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The annual St. Louis Auto Show is back again and new makes and models are laid out across America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome downtown. But this year’s auto show has a different look than years past. Auto manufacturers are displaying more advanced and improved cars, trucks and crossovers which has attracted another unfamiliar sight: large crowds. Close to 200,000 people will be in attendance for the auto show’s third day Saturday, the busiest […]

  • Authorities in Crestwood searching for missing 12-year-old boy

    UPDATE: Crestwood police: Missing 12-year-old found CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Police in Crestwood are still searching for a missing boy this morning. The twelve year old was last seen walking near a creek in a local park. FOX 2’s George Sells is live in Crestwood, where Brant Whitakker has now been missing more than twelve hours. Police do not suspect any foul play here, but just the same they are concerned. Whitakker was last seen Tuesday in Sanders Park. It’s a […]

  • Police uncertain what killed man in south city crash

    UPDATE:  Police say the victim was not shot. ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are dealing with a mystery in south St. Louis where what appeared to be a fatal traffic accident may end up as a homicide. The victim’s home, about a quarter mile away, was being searched by police and there was evidence of gunfire. It began about 7:30 Tuesday morning when police were called to the crash at Broadway and Interstate 55. Officers say the car in the […]

  • Ameren Missouri requests 10% rate increase

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)- You’ll soon be digging deeper into your wallet to pay the light bill if Ameren Missouri has its way. The utility company is asking for a rate hike that could cost some familiies hundreds of dollars a year. FOX 2’s George Sells is live in St. Charles, where customers will have their say on all of this tonight. The gathering set for Tuesday night at the St. Charles County administration building is one of several being […]

  • Celebrations to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Events are gearing up across the area in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. FOX 2’s George Sells is live in north St. Louis where the first of several observances will be held in remembrance of the slain civil rights leader. The day will start for many with a breakfast at the Monsanto Family YMCA. This is an event that has been taking place for thirty years in observance of the King Holiday. The nation […]

  • 5 injured in wrong way crash on southbound I-55

    BARNHART, MO (KTVI)-A wrong-way driver led to a three car crash on Interstate 55 in Jefferson County, MO, Saturday morning, injuring five people. The crash happened around 4:25am on southbound I-55 just north of Route. M. 55 Southbound still blocked south if Imperial. Bad ax. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/DDIBbZLuCL — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) January 17, 2015 According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Jaime Derousse was driving a 2011 Honda Accord when she got on I-55 at the Route M interchange going […]

  • Suspect charged in Drury Inn homicide

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -There is an update in the investigation into the murder of a south St. Louis hotel manager. The man police suspect killed Scott Knopfe has been formally charged with murder. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged Joseph Bowens late Sunday afternoon. Bowens is being held at a jail in southeast Missouri  on a $500,000 cash only bond. Sheriff’s deputies in Poplar Bluff, MO had told FOX 2 that 43-year-old Joseph Bowens was arrested on outstanding […]

  • Cardinal fans flock to Winter Warm-Up

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If you were in downtown St. Louis Saturday, you saw lots of red, Cardinal red. Cardinal fans were out enforce today for the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. Fans at the Hyatt Regency bought Cardinal memorabilia, and for a price got autographs. Proceeds from the winter warm-up benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s foundation that supports area kids. Since its inception in 1997, the Cardinals have distributed over $18 million for construction of baseball fields, provide equipment, health and […]

  • Casino Queen sees a drop in revenue, jobs and operating hours

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The Casino Queen in East St. Louis has laid off twenty employees, but the casinos woes extend beyond the gates of their riverfront complex.  There is a significant impact on the city of East St. Louis, which receives more than a third of its total budget from the casino. The loss of twenty jobs is just a small part of a larger trend.  Since 2007, when the current version of the Queen opened, employment […]