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.

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    Warming shelters open to help homeless weather bitter cold

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Another night of bitter cold temperatures has arrived, and it has many scrambling. Some are seeking shelter while others are just looking to cope. The 12th and Park Community Center is one of a number of warming centers the city has opened to try and keep people safe over another bitter cold night. They are busing people all over town, trying to prevent catastrophe on the streets. Deandre James is one of several homeless men […]

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    Softball in the winter for a good cause

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As the snow fell and temperatures plunged Sunday morning; one very large group of St. Louisans scoffed at the weather. The weather wasn’t fit for sports outside; by tell that to the players Sunday that braved the winter weather to play in the Snowman Softball tournament in Forest Park. You have to really love softball to play outside today, but there they were taking part in two days of games all day when the wind chill […]

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    Warming shelters open as deep cold settles over St. Louis region

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-As another blast of winter cold descends over St. Louis, the plunging temperatures are on the minds of area officials. St. Louis City and County are opening five warming shelters Sunday night as the temperatures are expected to go plunging into the single digits. The location at 12th and Park is one of the bigger locations and the city has arranged transportation for the homeless to get them there. In addition, police and advocacy groups will have […]

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    NAACP starts project to bring high-speed web access to poverty stricken areas in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – What’s being touted as a first step toward bringing free high-speed internet to areas of St. Louis that right now are home to some of the area’s deepest poverty. FOX 2’s George Sells tells us many believe the project is a bridge across a technology divide. It is a day at the Clinton Peabody public housing project for providing tools.  Tools to get high-speed web access and how to make the best use of it once […]

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    Underground transformer fire causes power outage ahead of Cardinals Winter Warm Up

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Power is back on at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch after an early morning outage caused by an underground transformer fire across the street from the hotel.  That’s significant because the Hyatt is the home of the very popular Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up this weekend, a celebration of the upcoming baseball season and a benefit for Cardinals Care, the Cardinals foundation.  St. Louis Firefighters and Ameren Missouri crews worked quickly to restore power. The lights were […]

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    Cheap gas is good for now, but could lead to trouble down the road

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The prices at the pump have dropped to surprising lows.  But while the lower gas prices may be great for you now, they may not be for you later. And that good news can be spotted all over town.  Right here on Manchester, this place is charging $1.33 a gallon, the lowest in the metro according to our gas tracker.  It’s good news now, but eventually there could be too much of a good thing. For […]

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    Fire in Velda City kills one man

    VELDA CITY, MO (KTVI) – A deadly fire in Velda City took the life of man Tuesday afternoon. Bommarito Automotive SkyFox was over the home where two other people were able to escape the flames. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.  It started late this afternoon and left residents of the home scrambling to get out. Residents say the fire started in a porch area of the house where the victim and others were sleeping.  When […]

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    ‘Operation Recovery’ begins process of removing flood debris

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – Work crews funded by Missouri and federal governments have begun going through flood ravaged neighborhoods, picking up debris thrown out by families trying to clean up and rebuild their homes. The initiative, being called “Operation Recovery,” began Monday. In Eureka’s Legend’s Park, a temporary dumping site was also being cleaned up by the same crews. Truck after truck passed a large pile of junk, everything from mattresses to washing machines, to children’s toys, all damaged by […]

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    Teen exchanges gunfire with police after chase in stolen car

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Detectives spent the entire night looking for answers a traffic stop led to a police chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire.  Two teens are now in custody. A Velda City Police Officer tried to stop a vehicle for speeding in the area of W. Florissant and Lucas and Hunt at around 12:45am.  Police say Davionne Churchman was going 50mph in a 35mph zone.  After the suspect’s vehicle failed to stop, the started a pursuit. A records check during […]

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    Snow preps underway in Bridgeton

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI)-The snow is still hours away, giving people time to gear up for its arrival. City street crews are prepare to take 12 hour shifts to tackle accumulating snow. MoDOT says more than 450 people and trucks are set to hit the road today. They will report to work starting at 10a.m. MoDOT says it will be using salt to melt the snow once it starts falling. They’re not pre-treating the roads because the rain will wash it […]

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    St. Louis has been very good to Kroenke financially, says local businessman

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The region is still reeling over relocation papers filed by the Rams and what many consider to be a litany of cheap shots and half-truths contained within. In the relocation application, the Rams slammed the St. Louis economy, calling it, “…near the bottom of all U.S. cities of any size in terms of economic and population growth.” A strange accusation, considering Rams owner Stan Kroenke owns hundreds of pieces of property in the area. Local business […]

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    Fox High School rallies community in flood recovery effort

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – At Fox High School in Arnold, a massive collection of donations were all sparked by an eager high school junior’s text message to a teacher. “Is there any way we could organize a food drive or something?” is a portion of what Amy Endicott found on her phone New Year’s Eve. “The next day I called her and said, ‘This is what we’re gonna do,’ and it completely skyrocketed from there. Overwhelmingly skyrocketed,” Endicott said. The […]