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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
  • Kids rebuilding fireworks for a dangerous bang

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Fire Chief is warning that a new trend in fireworks is adding to the danger people face when they shoot them off. Kids are going out and buying the same packages of fireworks people get in countless locations around the area. Then, they’re taking them apart and rebuilding them. “What they`re doing is going online and learning how to make them bigger, badder, better. We’re seeing more injuries, more burns. We`re seeing […]

  • PrideFest parade rolls through Downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- PrideFest is one of the biggest events in downtown St. Louis and it is happening this weekend. On Sunday, thousands lined Market Street for one of the centerpieces of  the LGBT community celebration. The popular parade began at 11:00am. Streets will be closed for several hours around the parade route. Earlier Sunday morning, a 5K run and walk were held. The annual festival comes on the heals on nationwide progress for LGBT groups across the nation […]

  • SWAT team arrests “person of interest” in Fairview Heights armed robbery

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)- Early Saturday morning, the SWAT team surrounded the home of a so-called “person of interest” in a Fairview Heights armed robbery that occurred Friday. The standoff was at a Belleville apartment complex on Pheasantwood Court and lasted for eight hours. Police could be heard calling for Darius Thompson, but the person of interest would not exit the apartment. The suspect was finally arrested without incident, after police knocked down the door, sending in a robot […]

  • Cahokia police searching for persons of interest in shooting

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad is active in Cahokia, looking for answers in the death of a 45 year old woman who was gunned down in her home. Detectives are saying little about any evidence or any leads they have. The incident was being described as a home invasion, but now police are saying perhaps not. Police are looking for a man and woman described as persons of interest. Photos that were released of the two were […]

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    Stolen convertible crashes into cell-phone store in South St. Louis

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A stolen corvette hit a cell-phone store around 3:30 Wednesday morning. St. Louis Police and medics rushed to the Boost Mobile store on Lafayette Avenue and Jefferson Avenue. They found a red Chevrolet Corvette convertible had hit the store and left a large hole in the exterior wall. According to police, the owner, Nathan Goldberg, was carjacked at Nebraska Avenue near Sydney Street in south city nearly one hour before the accident. Goldberg was at […]

  • Report: Monsanto nearly left St. Louis in an effort to avoid corporate taxes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Monsanto is one of St. Louis’ largest companies, and according to a national financial publication, it nearly pulled up stakes and left the city.  There are reports that an effort to avoid taxes nearly had the headquarters moving overseas. According to financial giant Bloomberg News, the deal between Monsanto and a Swiss company is dead  for now but they’re quoting sources saying it’s at least possible that they could be revived. The report says this […]

  • Four gunmen on the run following spree of robberies downtown

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Four gunmen are on the run after a series of robberies near Ballpark village Monday morning. Information about a third robbery has been released.  The last robbery happened on Lucas Street while the first of the three robberies happened between Ballpark Village and the Ballpark Hilton. Police say a red Chevy blazer with four men inside approached some people about 12:35 a.m. Three men got out,  and at least two with guns rushed them on […]

  • Storms cause Muny cancellation, tickets can be redeemed for future shows

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday night’s rain and thunderstorms led to the cancellation of the performance of “Billy Elliot” at the Muny. Ticket holders can redeem their ticket for the June 21st performance at the Muny Box Office for tickets to any future 2014 performance, including the final performance of “Billy Elliot” Sunday at 8:00pm. Website: Muny Rain Check Policy

  • First weekend of summer brings plenty of heat for outdoors events

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hot and humid weather will linger in the St. Louis area this weekend and that means that spending extended periods of time outdoors can be tough. There is probably no better place to spend a very hot first day of summer than a pool, unless of course, you’re one of the people who can’t jump in. They’ve been throwing swim meets at Clayton’s Shaw Park for 76 years. They know how to deal with the heat, […]

  • Family of woman who went missing from train calls Amtrak “unresponsive”

    (KTVI)- The woman who went missing from a speeding Amtrak train in Iron County early Sunday is in a St. Louis hospital and her family says they still don’t know how she ended up off the train. Rosie Madison was found in the woods near Annapolis, Missouri Sunday afternoon. Family members say she was brought to Barnes Jewish and that her injuries are still being identified as swelling goes down. A niece, Cynthia Burton, who Madison raised, is on her […]

  • Police looking for women accused of “cloning” credit cards

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI)-Police in Town and Country are looking for two women they believe are “cloning” credit cards.  The practice involves stealing credit card numbers, often with a skimming device, then making your own card to shop with. The two were caught on camera walking out of the Target store at Woods Mill and Clayton Roads.  Inside they had used the phony card moments earlier. “Apparently it was a cloned card they had used,” Town and Country Police […]

  • The body of Specialist Matthew Walker returns to St. Louis

    Remains of local soldier killed in Afghanistan return to St. Louis

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-Members of the Patriot Guard will escort the body of a soldier from Hillsboro home after he was killed in combat along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Specialist Matthew Walker died June 5, 2014, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire. His remains arrived at Spirit of St. Louis Airport around 9:30am Saturday. No sadder sight. @FOX2now http://t.co/DVGUKGziJh— George Sells (@GeorgeSells) June 14, 2014 Firefighters offer salute as plane arrives. @FOX2now http://t.co/dpuQxf27tJ— George […]