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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
  • Urgent Cares see big uptick in flu cases

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The flu season has hit the St. Louis area and urgent cares have seen a huge uptick in potential flu cases. One urgent care has seen around 400 possible cases of flu. But some doctors are concerned over the type of flu shot the public is getting. Flu shots are based annually on forecast for next year’s flu strains and vaccines are made based on the information. If the guess is wrong, the vaccine manufactured for […]

  • Missouri proposes bills for police to wear cameras

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two St. Louis area state senators are pre-filing legislation at the Missouri Capitol aimed at addressing complaints of law enforcement critics in the wake of the shooting of eighteen year old Michael Brown.  Jamilah Nasheed and Maria Chappelle-Nadal have both marched with protesters, and are now taking their case to Jefferson City. Nasheed filed four pieces of legislation Monday, including a bill that would redefine when police officers could use deadly force.  They would also face […]

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    Ferguson officials: All ties cut with former Officer Darren Wilson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Ferguson city officials say all ties with Officer Darren Wilson are now severed. The officer, who shot and killed eighteen year old Micheal Brown in August, was acquitted of any wrong doing by a St. Louis County grand jury last week. Through an attorney, he announced his resignation Saturday evening. In a news conference called late Sunday morning, Mayor James Knowles said Wilson resigned by phone to Police Chief Tom Jackson. It wasn’t long after that that Wilson’s […]

  • Shops In Ferguson And Jennings

    North County shops counting on Small Business Saturday more than ever

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-The troubles in Ferguson have changed shopping plans for some this year. Protests at area malls have some seeing Small Business Saturday in a different light. Portions of north St. Louis County, including the towns of Ferguson, Dellwood, and even Jennings, are in a tough spot. Businesses that are open fear people won’t come out to shop. Many others shops are damaged, looted, and even destroyed. More than twenty fires were set on Monday night after […]

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    Protesters march in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Three people were arrested in Downtown St. Louis Wednesday as protesters attempted to enter City Hall.  A large group attempted to enter the building, which police say was closed.  They confirm pepper spray was used on some demonstrators. The downtown protest began a little before noon.  The group blocked traffic at Market and Tucker for a short time.  That went off without any incidents with police. It was the march to city hall that led […]

  • Residents come out to help businesses damaged by fire and looting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For many St. Louisans Tuesday morning was a shock to see the damage on the news in Ferguson. Over 20 businesses were set ablaze and destroyed. Buildings burned to the ground, cars melted, and windows smashed. It was a night of horror for businesses owners and residents that lived along West Florissant.

  • Shots fired near protesters at Ferguson PD

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As the crowd estimate at 1,000 reacted to the announcement from St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch that Office Darren Wilson was not indicted, an eery calm fell over the gathering. But just after 9 pm, four shots rang out near the protesters gather at the Ferguson Police Department. The crowd quickly dispersed as people sought shelter, as captured by Bommarito SkyFox.

  • Crowd starting to gather at the Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Night has fallen on Ferguson and everyone is sitting on pins and needles. The St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says the ruling from the grand jury will be released at 8 pm central. In the mean time activity outside the Ferguson Police Department has been quite, but a crowd has started to gather.

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    Doorman shot and killed during North County restaurant’s grand opening

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis county police are investigating an overnight homicide at Knockouts Bar and Grill during its grand opening weekend. The restaurant is located in the Clock Tower Plaza shopping center at I-270 and West Florissant in an unincorporated north St. Louis County. Doorman killed at grand opening of north county bar. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/UopftOa4n2 — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) November 23, 2014 On Saturday night, a patron went outside to smoke a cigarette. When he attempted to […]

  • Command post set up ahead of grand jury decision, Protests lead to crash, arrests

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)-Decision day is nearing for grand jurors in the Michael Brown shooting case and now a command post is being set up to handle what happens next. The location is just blocks away from where much of the unrest took place in August following the teenager’s death after being shot by a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. The location is a shopping center parking lot in Jennings. The same lot was home to police and National Guard troops […]

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    Man shot in stomach walks into nearby market for help

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A man who had been shot in the stomach Saturday morning staggered into a north St. Louis market asking them to call 9-1-1. The incident happened near the intersection of Cottage Avenue and N. Grand Boulevard. Police say the victim was sitting in or standing near a maroon SUV when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses say victim was in maroon SUV on corner. Was shot, walked into store […]

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    Clayton, St. Louis County government begin to secure buildings

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-On Saturday, the city of Clayton began to take measures to secure buildings downtown. Following the County’s actions, the city will be temporarily restricting traffic in the area around the St. Louis County Justice Center. Barricades going up around St. Louis County Police HQ. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/947aAgtXCE — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) November 22, 2014 The actions are in advance of the grand jury’s decision in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. In […]