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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
  • Don’t count the Rams out because for Bradford’s injury

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Since Rams head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Sunday quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the 2014 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee for the second time since last October. But those who are close to the Rams say don’t count the Rams out because of Bradford’s injury.    

  • Better Family Life host peacefest in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -Better Family Life has been in the Ferguson community providing much-needed resources for resident for the past two weeks. Sunday, the organization hosted PeaceFest 2014 at the Central Fields in Forest Park from 10 am to 8 pm. The event had been planned long before the shooting of Michael Brown. The event featured  national and local recording artists, food, and activities for children. Organizers hope the entire Ferguson community will attend the event.

  • More arrests in Ferguson overnight, W. Florissant remains open all night

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Despite most of the night being peaceful, police made more arrests in Ferguson, MO overnight. Friday marked the first night with no arrests but the trend did not hold. Six people went to jail Saturday into Sunday after a couple of different incidents on West Florissant Avenue. Four of the six arrested were not from Fergsuon. Police did not say where the suspects were from, whether it is out of state or just another area city, but it […]

  • Ferguson, Missouri Protests - August, 20

    Peaceful protests: No arrests in Ferguson overnight

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A very important first in Ferguson. In the wake of the deadly police shooting of un-armed teenager, Michael Brown: a night not only free of violence but free of arrests. Last week looting was happening on West Florissant. Merchants were out with assault rifles trying to guard their stores. Friday night was a much different picture. Protestors continued to march into the night as they have every night since the day after Brown was killed. That […]

  • Protesters using a Ferguson church as a “safe-haven” allege police harassment

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – There are reports from Ferguson protestors about a police raid at a church near Ferguson.    We have not been able to confirm this with County police or Dellwood city officials.  But, the issue is whether squatters had taken over an area on church property. Greater St. Mark Family Church has hosted a couple of events  since the shooting of Michael Brown Jr.  The property also includes a private school.   Community activists were given permission to use […]

  • Sack lunches available for Ferguson-Florissant students

    (KTVI) – For some students, no school means no lunch.  The Ferguson-Florissant School District is stepping up to provide sack lunches for children in need. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day this week, sack lunches are available to district students to bring home.   Lunches can be picked up at five district elementary schools: Airport Elementary Duchesene Elementary Griffith Elementary Holman Elementary Wedgewood Elementary

  • St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – People are again in the streets after a police officer shoots and kills a suspect.  This time in North St. Louis. The call came out just after noon, when police say a man with a knife charged officers. Police are still trying to determine what happened and keep the peace. The crowd here formed very quickly after the shooting which happened about 12:20pm.  Many others have arrived here since, some carrying signs, some shouting. All […]

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    Video: Looters shoot their way into Dellwood store

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Late night rioting and looting on Sunday night went beyond the borders of Ferguson. The mayor of Dellwood says eight businesses in his community were hit as well. The Dellwood Market was one of those locations ransacked and nearly burned down by looters. FOX 2 has obtained surveillance video of the attack on the store as it happened. It begins with a group of fifteen to twenty people gathered outside, throwing items at the glass windows […]

  • Ferguson residents relieved to find a peaceful Sunday morning

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – When daylight broke Sunday in Ferguson, many in Ferguson breathed a sigh of relief.  The dawn’s early saw no looting overnight on West Florissant and no damage to property. By and large the curfew imposed by Governor Nixon seems to have been obeyed. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some trouble early in the morning hours of Sunday. Police have to deploy smoke and tear gas to disperse a small group of protesters and responded to […]

  • Is the curfew an improvement?

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Another troubling night in Ferguson, mostly centered around the enforcement of the new curfew and some refused to comply. There are differences compared to the night before. Some are asking if this can be considered an improvement.    

  • Store owners take to defending businesses themselves

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) –  A day of shocking revelation lead to increased chaos in Ferguson Saturday early morning. The name of the officer who killed Michael Brown was released Friday, naming 6 year veteran 28-year-old Darren Wilson.  Police also released video that allegedly shows Brown involve in a robbery of convenience store minutes before the shooting. But early Saturday morning violence returned to West Florissant with the looting of several businesses. Looters were coming and going through smashed windows of […]

  • Cousin of Michael Brown pleads for peace from looters

    (KTVI)- “This is not a white and black thing… this about humans.” Ty Pruitt is the cousin of Michael Brown and he is urging looters and anyone putting negativity on social media to shut down. The St. Louis native came to help clean up Ferguson Saturday morning. “This is my city and I want to help my city heal.” Pruitt says he wants to sit with his family. They need to talk, cry and grieve in peace over his cousin. […]