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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.


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  • Eric Fowler

    Eric Fowler wanted for shooting a police officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- The search continues for a man police say shot an officer.  Eric Fowler, 27, is charged with first degree assault on a police officer and armed criminal action. The shooting took place just off Lucas and Hunt, not far from the Norwood Country Club.  St. Louis County Police say Folwer tried to break into a home in the  5800 block of Eagle Valley Drive. When officers arrived, they saw Fowler get into a gray Dodge […]

  • Protesters warn of civil unrest with lifting of state of emergency in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Wednesday Governor Jay Nixon lifted the state of emergency for the City of Ferguson. According to some, that could indirectly lead to more civil disobedience surrounding the Michael Brown case. Protesters are speaking out about the lifting of the state of emergency and the issue of prosecuting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. With the lifting of the state of emergency, Governor Nixon has revoked his special powers and ability to remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob […]

  • Centene to build claim center in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The Centene Corporation says it’s time for action, not words when it comes to rebuilding Ferguson, and they want to lead the way.  Officials announced plans Tuesday to build an insurance claim center in the troubled community which will employ about 200 people. Company C.E.O. Mike Neidorff says he was among those watching the unrest unfold and immediately thought of plans already being discussed for the new claim center. “I called my board and it took […]

  • Rams don’t sign Michael Sam to practice squad

    EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Rams made Michael Sam the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, but they apparently won’t be the first to put him on a roster.  After cutting Sam Saturday, the team announced their practice squad Monday, and Sam was not on the list. The fact Sam didn’t make the Rams practice squad is not a big surprise to those watching closely.  The Rams have one of the deepest defensive lines […]

  • Ferguson protesters plan to halt highway traffic on Labor Day

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-There’s a call from Ferguson protestors that could have an impact on-your- holiday weekend. During the massive, but peaceful “National March on Ferguson” Saturday, demonstrators revealed a new plan for civil disobedience: halt highway traffic across the St. Louis area on Labor Day. More than a thousand people took to the streets Saturday for the march. They shut down West Florissant Avenue, marching to the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed three weeks ago, then to […]

  • March On Ferguson 083014

    Hundreds of protesters march in Ferguson demanding justice for Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-After a week of relative quiet, the streets of Ferguson are full of demonstrators again Saturday for the “National March on Ferguson”, demanding justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. West Florissant Avenue has been shut down for the duration of the protest and rally. Organizers had been vague about what kind of numbers they expected; only using the word massive to describe the march. According to a full page ad in the St. Louis American newspaper, […]

  • Man dressed as woman robs Walgreens on Kirkwood Road

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Two of the three men arrested in the robbery of a Kirkwood Walgreens have now been charged, and police say they’ve been connected to at least one other robbery.  The Kirkwood case, which happened early Wednesday morning, involved one of the suspects entering the store in drag. Police say the man in the wig and dress is actually Jevon Clark, 18, of Spruce St. in St. Louis.  They say Clark entered the store in a dress, […]

  • Many seek relief from the heat while others have to work in it

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Another day of scorching temperatures presented a number of challenges to St. Louisans trying to beat the heat.  In the case of Confluence Academy in south St. Louis, things were made more difficult by thieves. The school has two buildings, both of which are fairly old.  The one on Meramec has some central air conditioning, but part of that was out Tuesday morning after thieves stuck overnight.  The cut through locks, opening a gate topped with […]

  • Don’t count the Rams out because for Bradford’s injury

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Since Rams head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Sunday quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the 2014 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee for the second time since last October. But those who are close to the Rams say don’t count the Rams out because of Bradford’s injury.    

  • Better Family Life host peacefest in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -Better Family Life has been in the Ferguson community providing much-needed resources for resident for the past two weeks. Sunday, the organization hosted PeaceFest 2014 at the Central Fields in Forest Park from 10 am to 8 pm. The event had been planned long before the shooting of Michael Brown. The event featured  national and local recording artists, food, and activities for children. Organizers hope the entire Ferguson community will attend the event.

  • More arrests in Ferguson overnight, W. Florissant remains open all night

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Despite most of the night being peaceful, police made more arrests in Ferguson, MO overnight. Friday marked the first night with no arrests but the trend did not hold. Six people went to jail Saturday into Sunday after a couple of different incidents on West Florissant Avenue. Four of the six arrested were not from Fergsuon. Police did not say where the suspects were from, whether it is out of state or just another area city, but it […]

  • Ferguson, Missouri Protests - August, 20

    Peaceful protests: No arrests in Ferguson overnight

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A very important first in Ferguson. In the wake of the deadly police shooting of un-armed teenager, Michael Brown: a night not only free of violence but free of arrests. Last week looting was happening on West Florissant. Merchants were out with assault rifles trying to guard their stores. Friday night was a much different picture. Protestors continued to march into the night as they have every night since the day after Brown was killed. That […]