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 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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    Customers trying to save Saint Louis Bread Co. in The Loop

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors are sending out an ‘SOS’ – save our shop – as a battle for the University City Saint Louis Bread Co. is brewing on the Delmar Loop. Customers said they aren’t going down without a fight. Restaurants tend to come and go, but with this long time Bread Co. location here in The Loop just weeks from closing its doors, customers are trying to force a change of mind. Customer Dan Riley is not […]

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    Just how much support is there for a new NFL stadium?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A vital few days are coming in the debate that could eventually decide whether a new football stadium is built in Downtown St. Louis.  A meeting between the stadium commission appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon and NFL owners is set for Wednesday in New York City.  The city’s Board of Aldermen will take up legislation regarding the funding of the stadium a day later. In the midst of all the activity comes a poll taken by […]

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    Resignations at Mizzou weigh on Ferguson Commission meeting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Ferguson Commission holds its 18th meeting Monday night.  They plan to hear from the group Focus St. Louis.  They are seeking to provide the support needed to carry out the commission’s recommendations. But the events in Columbia overshadowed the meeting, having many think about the lessons that can be learned from there.

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    Missouri football players boycott in wake of racially charged campus incidents

    COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI)-African American football players at Mizzou say they won’t play if the president of the university stays in place. It all goes to criticism of  University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe in the wake of a number of racially charged incidents on campus. Students staged a walkout this past Friday over the handling of at least two incidents in the last few months of African American students being confronted on campus with racial slurs.  One student is […]

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    More than a parade, groups seek to offer help to struggling veterans

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis observed Veterans Day on Saturday with much more than just the annual parade.  Off the parade route, you could find groups doing what they could to help vets fighting to get back on their feet.. One group marching downtown toward the Veterans Parade route was Active Heroes. They hosted the Carry The Fallen event, a team ruck march where participants chose between 3,6,12 or 22 hour long courses. The effort builds camaraderie while raising funds […]

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    Arrests made following overnight standoff in west St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Several people are in custody after a shooting followed by a standoff with police. It began around 7:00pm Friday near McMillan and Marcus in west St. Louis, not far from Fountain Park.  Police say there was some sort of fight that led to shots being fired.  Then the group of men listed as suspects began threatening people, pointing guns at at least two individuals, according to police. When St. Louis police arrived, the suspects ran for it, […]

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    Police investigating extreme home vandalism in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles family says their home was vandalized for the second time since September, Wednesday night, with racism being the reason for the attacks. Pictures and mirrors were ripped from the walls and smashed.  Everything from the refrigerator was dumped all over the kitchen.  Not a single room was left untouched.  The home on North Fourth Street in St. Charles is trashed, and the woman who lives there with her eight and eleven year […]

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    Uber’s business booming in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Uber the ride sharing service is back in the news after operating in St. Louis for six weeks, while still facing court challenges. Uber drivers say business is booming. This is what a Uber ride looks like, the driver uses his or her own car, and all hailing and booking is done by smartphone app.  Drivers like James Jones tell us there is plenty of demand. Jones says he’d prefer to stay out of the politics […]

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    Class controversy: Parents worried course on Islam teaches religion

    STEELEVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A heated debate over religion in school is igniting a classroom controversy. A social studies class in the small town of Steelville is teaching a section on Islam and at least one parent thinks the subject matter goes too far. The question at the center of this is whether kids are being taught historical context, or religion itself. Brandy Morrow says her son came home last week with word that Islam would be the topic in […]

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    One killed in car crash and fire near Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- One person is dead after a single car crash early Sunday on the eastbound approach to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge atTucker and Interstate 70. There is no word on what caused the crash, but the vehicle did catch fire. The eastbound I-70 exit ramp at Tucker was closed while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleaned up. It reopened around 10:30am. The Stan Musial bridge remained open. The accident at E/B I-70 at Tucker has been cleared […]

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    Die hard Rams fans keep up fight for NFL’s future in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-On Sunday, the battle on the field was between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. The battle off the field is to keep the Rams in St. Louis for the long haul. There are fans who are sticking it out in the toughest of times. On another Rams Sunday where so many have chosen not to pay to see Stan Kroenke’s team take the field, these are the die hards. Some who keep showing […]

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    Relics of Lebanese saint visiting St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Thousands are expected to gather at a church just south of downtown over the next several days to see the relics of a Middle Eastern saint.  It is not particularly common that the remains of saints tour the nation, but this is the second time in just a few weeks that sacred relics have been brought to the St. Louis area. The doors will open at St. Raymond’s Lebanese Maronite Catholic Cathedral at 11:00am Saturday for people to pray […]