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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
  • Local health agencies gearing up over Ebola concerns

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Centers for Disease Control says, “We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control,” now that a case of the disease has surfaced in the United States, and hospitals in St. Louis are scrambling to prepare just in case Ebola surfaces here. Officials at St. Louis University Hospital say their plan for dealing with the virus is organic right now, changing constantly as new information comes in.  For example, the protective suits currently […]

  • 49 arrests made in Ferguson protest Monday

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Forty-nine people have been arrested so far, including thirteen at the Ferguson Police Department, in a series of protests across St. Louis related to the August Michael Brown shooting. Demonstrators marched on the police department about 11 am Monday, led by nationally known civil rights activist, Dr. Cornel West.  West led marchers to the police station, and then eventually led a group of mostly clergy to jail. The arrests were pre-planned by the demonstrators at the […]

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    Sunset Hills mayor charged with assault, property damage

    SUNSET HILLS, MO (KTVI) – The mayor of Sunset Hills is facing felony charges in connection with an alleged road rage incident involving a cyclist.  Mark Furrer is charged with assault and damage to property. You may recall the collision back in July.  Furrer is accused of running cyclist Randy Murdick off the road with his car after allegedly shouting, ‘Get off my road’ at the man on the bicycle.  Murdick suffered minor injuries and his 12-thousand dollar road bike […]

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    Eureka HS shocked by 3rd fatal accident

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – A seventeen year old Eureka High School senior has died from injuries she suffered in a Sunday night car accident. Natalie Timm’s was the third fatal car accident tied to Eureka High in just over a year. Police and family say Timm was driving home from her job at St. Alban’s Country Club when she began losing control of her Nissan Altima. A police reports says she appears to have swerved off on to the right […]

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    Ballwin police searching for missing mother

    Update:  Tricia Langston, missing since last Tuesday has been found.  She is safe and unharmed. BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – A 40 year old single mother from Ballwin has been missing since last Tuesday.  Her family and police are trying to figure out why.  Tricia Haney Langston was last seen in Chesterfield on Tuesday September 23rd. How a 40-year-old mom simply vanishes is the question they are trying to answer.  On that Tuesday night, Langston had a single drink at The […]

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    Violent night in St. Louis leaves one dead, nine others wounded

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-More violence overnight as shots ring out in different parts of the city of St. Louis.  At least one of those shootings was fatal. Police found two men shot inside a car outside of a bar on 7th Street in the Soulard neighborhood. Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what happened, but witnesses said both men had been inside the bar, Cuz’ Bar & Grill, earlier in the night. The shooting occurred in the parking […]

  • Bob McCulloch says Mike Brown case may be decided by November; Grand Jury to get range of charges

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police will likely finish its work by late October or early November.  That’s significantly sooner than some reports indicated. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough says some people read too much into what was essentially a housekeeping matter, when prosecutors extended the grand jury’s term into January. “Nobody anticipates it’s going to go anywhere near January or even December,” McCullough said.  “But just to make […]

  • 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 […]