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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
  • Two injured in Affton house explosion and fire

    AFFTON, MO (KTVI)-Two people were injured when a house caught fire early Sunday, possibly after some type of explosion. A father and son were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were later released. The mother also went along to the hospital, but she was reportedly uninjured. The father was reportedly injured when he went back in to try to save the family dog. There is no word on if he was successful. According to the Affton Fire […]

  • One killed, one injured in wrong-way crash on I-170

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)- One person was killed and another seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on I-170 Saturday morning. The two-car crash occurred between Olive and Delmar around 2:40am. One dead in wrong way crash on 170. Wrong way driver, 52 y/o man, in surgery. 26 year old man he hit was killed. @FOX2now — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) January 10, 2015 According to University City Police, a 52-year-old man from St. Louis got onto I-170  at Delmar traveling north […]

  • Rams fans react to new football stadium proposal

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Now that the plans for the nearly $1 billion dollar football stadium have been made public, the race is on now to convince the public that building a stadium would be good for the St. Louis area. Reporter George Sells talked to Rams fans Saturday to get their thoughts on a new stadium to be built on the riverfront. Previous Coverage: Fan reactions to proposed new riverfront stadium New riverfront stadium – who pays for it? […]

  • Business owner follows, shoots robber armed with toy gun

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A robbery suspect is hospitalized after apparently trying to hit one store too many along South Grand in south St. Louis.  Police say the owner of the first store he tried to rob Wednesday morning followed him, and then shot him as he tried to hit another business. It began a little before 8 am at the Kaiser Grand Food Mart at 5008 South Grand.  Police say the man went inside and passed a note to […]

  • MoDOT discuses overpass closing in South County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – MoDOT officials are talking to south St. Louis County residents Tuesday about an overpass closing that will affect drivers and businesses near I-55 and Lindbergh. The overpass between Rusty and East Concord is slated to be closed for two weeks this summer. The closings will affect car dealerships, furniture stores, and other businesses. A trip that now only takes a couple of hundred yards will now require a two and a half mile detour. […]

  • St. Louis won’t get into bidding war over Rams

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis city officials say they will not be drawn into a bidding war with Los Angeles, even with Rams owner Stan Kroenke reportedly engaged in a deal to build a stadium in L.A. Kroenke’s venture was disclosed in a Los Angeles Times article published Monday. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s Chief of Staff, Jeff Rainford, said the city should “stay the course” in its research of a possible new stadium on the riverfront rather […]

  • Protesters storm police headquarters in downtown St. Louis; 25 arrests made

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In what was slated as a peaceful “March to the Arch” by Ferguson demonstrators, more than two dozen people were arrested and pepper spray was used by police.  The melee unfolded as protesters tried to storm the St. Louis Metropolitan Police headquarters building. About seventy-five people marched through the downtown area and eventually went to police headquarters.  There, with the building on lockdown, the group took the opportunity to rush an open door.  Several people pushed […]

  • Teen and grandfather drown on fishing trip

    BENTON, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville family is in shock after boating accident on Rend Lake kills a teenage and grandfather. Rend Lake is in Benton, Illinois, about a 100 miles southeast of St. Louis. The Rend Lake Search and Rescue Team says 63-year-old Terry Calvert from New Baden jumped into the lake after his 13-year-old and 11-year-old grand-kids fell in during a fishing trip. The 11-year-old was rescued by some nearby fishermen, but Calvert and the 13-year-old drowned. The […]

  • 2 injured after fire destroys home in Festus

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – An elderly couple is fighting for their lives after a fire in their home near Festus.  Firefighters had to break in through a window and rush into the flames to save them. The call came just after 4:30 Monday morning.  Firefighters arrived at the home at 130 Sunnybrook Drive to find the home engulfed in flames.  Another relative who lives there rushed to them, saying the couple who owns the house was still inside.  The pair […]

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    Boy Scouts attend STEM University with an eye on jobs of the future

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday Boy Scouts from across the St. Louis area attended STEM University to learn more about math and science. The program is geared to getting youngsters and teenagers interested in math and science to help build the work force of the future. George Sells reports on how some believe this group might have a long-term impact on the economy.

  • Post-Christmas sales lure holiday shoppers hoping for bargains

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)-Shopping malls, stores, and specialty shops across the area were packed once again, Friday, with shoppers taking advantage of huge day after Christmas sales. Smaller boutiques like Christopher’s in Kirkwood have traditionally put holiday merchandise on sale immediately after Christmas to make room for new merchandise. But larger chains have followed suit in recent years, creating a shopper’s delight. “This is the day for bargain hunters,” Christopher’s owner Chris Thau said. “It’s a day that a lot of […]

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    St. Louis County police investigating officer involved shooting in Berkeley

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating a fatal officer involved shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night at the Mobil gas station located in the 6800 block of North Hanley. Police say a Berkeley police officer was on a routine patrol when he noticed two men on the side of the business. The officer exited his vehicle and was approaching the men, when one of the men pulled […]