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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
  • Neighborhood upset over sex offender decorating home for Halloween

    Update: The man who was letting Jesse Griffin live with him in this Caseyville home has told the registered sex offender to leave. Steve Lykins says he didn’t want trouble with his neighbors or his reputation. He says Griffin has already left. He plans to leave his Halloween decorations where they are. CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Residents of a Caseyville neighborhood a furious that a home occupied by a registered sex offender is decked out with Halloween decorations.  They believe […]

  • Video: Subway robbed in south city

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Management of a south St. Louis Subway restaurant say their small strip mall is under attack by armed robber who has hit them and their neighbor in ten days. They say the video shows the same man is involved in both stickups. The most recent robbery happened Monday night. Surveillance video obtained by Fox 2 shows the suspect walking up to the door, pulling a hood over his face, then trying to sneak inside. Moments later, […]

  • Ferguson protestors don’t disrupt Sunday sports events downtown

    DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A big crowd is expected to pour into downtown St. Louis Sunday with the St. Louis Rams hosting the Dallas Cowboys. But the stories swirling outside the Edward Jones Dome are about more than football. Fans are ready for football, but a group of Ferguson protestors says they plan to be at the game too, hoping to disrupt it. For the moment it appears the protest will not be outside the dome.Have seen some protestors in […]

  • Four accused in multiple robberies arrested after police chase

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Four suspects are in custody after they allegedly committed two armed robberies and led police on a chase through downtown St. Louis. The suspects made off with a cell phone, wallets and another more unique item, pants. Police say the suspects may have made a victim take off the pants or perhaps the victim was just carrying the pants. This was certainly a pretty dramatic sequence of events overnight Tuesday. The police chase ended early Wednesday […]

  • Video: Trooper struck on I-55 during traffic stop

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – For the first time, police “dash cam” video of a wreck that injured a Missouri Highway Patrol officer has been made public.  The video, obtained by FOX 2, shows Trooper Jeremy Potocki moving the man he pulled over away from the busy shoulder of Interstate 55 moments before a car came tearing into the back of the police vehicle.  The move may have saved the lives of both men. “Every time I see one […]

  • Carbon monoxide leak sickens dozens of children

    GIRARD, IL (KTVI) – Nearly 150 people, mostly children, were taken to Illinois hospitals after a carbon monoxide leak in a small town middle school. It happened in the town of Girard, about half an hour south of Springfield. School officials say is was a normal Monday at North Mac Middle school until a little before 9am. It was then that students suddenly started complaining of dizziness and nausea. “The lunch teachers I think started fainting randomly. And that’s when […]

  • Color Run St. Louis 2014

    Color Run participants paint St. Louis streets on chilly morning

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A chilly morning didn’t stop runners from pouring into downtown St. Louis Sunday’s for one of the nation’s most popular 5K races, a certainly, the most colorful. The Color Run draws massive crowds everywhere it goes. Color run in downtown StL! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/jMxmmON56r — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) September 14, 2014 The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. As runners dressed […]

  • Early taste of fall chill has St. Louis breaking out the jackets

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)-That unusual sound you heard in your house Saturday morning may have been the furnace kicking on. Temperatures plunged into the forties to start the day, making it a near record low for the date. The big Greentree Festival in Kirkwood is considered a kickoff to fall, but the fall weather beat them to the punch this week. Folks gathering for the big parade Saturday morning lined the streets in their jackets. Playgrounds all over town were noticeably […]

  • Force Main Sewer Break In Chesterfield

    Chesterfield sewer line break sending sewage into Missouri River

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-Metropolitan Sewer District crews are working to  repair an underground force main sewer break in Chesterfield, just west of where Cordovan Commons Parkway turns into Howard Bend Station Road. The break was reported to MSD around 5:00am Monday morning. The break is draining into a ditch that leads to the Missouri River. Exactly how much sewage has leaked is unknown. MSD crews plan to work around the clock until the break is fixed, which could take up to […]

  • Eric Fowler

    Eric Fowler wanted for shooting a police officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- The search continues for a man police say shot an officer.  Eric Fowler, 27, is charged with first degree assault on a police officer and armed criminal action. The shooting took place just off Lucas and Hunt, not far from the Norwood Country Club.  St. Louis County Police say Folwer tried to break into a home in the  5800 block of Eagle Valley Drive. When officers arrived, they saw Fowler get into a gray Dodge […]

  • Protesters warn of civil unrest with lifting of state of emergency in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wednesday Governor Jay Nixon lifted the state of emergency for the City of Ferguson. According to some, that could indirectly lead to more civil disobedience surrounding the Michael Brown case. Protesters are speaking out about the lifting of the state of emergency and the issue of prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. With the lifting of the state of emergency, Governor Nixon has revoked his special powers and ability to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob […]

  • Centene to build claim center in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Centene Corporation says it’s time for action, not words when it comes to rebuilding Ferguson, and they want to lead the way.  Officials announced plans Tuesday to build an insurance claim center in the troubled community which will employ about 200 people. Company C.E.O. Mike Neidorff says he was among those watching the unrest unfold and immediately thought of plans already being discussed for the new claim center. “I called my board and it took […]