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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
  • Girders placed over I-44 for CityArchRiver project

    Girders over I-44 downtown create link from city to Arch grounds

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Work continues Sunday downtown on placing girders over Interstate 44 in the area known as the “depressed section”. The large metal support beams will allow CityArchRiver 2015 project workers to place a cover over the highway. A park will be built over the top of the interstate, eliminating the gap that has always existed between downtown and the Arch grounds. More coverage: MoDOT crews place girders that will help “top” I-44 downtown Interstate 44 is closed in […]

  • MoDOT crews place girders that will help “top” I-44 downtown

    DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Traffic headaches in downtown St. Louis this weekend, but they come with what many view as some good news. Interstate 44 is closed in both directions from Broadway to the Poplar Street Bridge, the depressed section of I-44 through downtown. That area is considered part of I-44 following the rerouting of Interstate 70 following the completion of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. Crews are placing girders, or support beams, in place so they can literally […]

  • Neighbors fight over proposed St. Charles County cell tower

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – It is neighbor versus neighbor on the outskirts of Wentzville. A proposed cell tower site is the center of the fight. The signs along the street tell part of the story.  They’re posted by one side of this row, a group of neighbors who say a 190 foot tower  similar to this one is nothing but bad, ugly news.  On the opposite side you have the Klee family.  Out of the blue AT&T called offering them […]

  • Noise from Granite City chemical plant giving neighbors headaches

    GRANITE CITY, IL – A chemical plant is creating an ear-splitting racket in a Granite City neighborhood. The level of noise has been constant since Sunday. The air products plant is conducting what they say is an unusual blow-out. They`re re-starting the plant after shutting down for repairs.  They have to re-cool a tower to 300 degrees below zero for the process of separating nitrogen and oxygen from the air.  To do that, they have to blow all the purities […]

  • 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