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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
  • Bosnian community reacts to arrests related to aiding Islamic State

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Three St. Louis residents are locked up accused of aiding ISIS fighters in the Middle East. One of the men they were allegedly helping, a man accused of fighting for the Islamic State used to live here in St. Louis. The Department of Justice indicted Abdullah Ramo Pazara, who is alleged to have traveled from St. Louis to Zagreb Croatia in May 2013 and then made his way to Syria to fight with terrorist aligned with […]

  • Brentwood identifies suspected steak thief

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI)-They may never know “Where’s the beef,” but investigators have found a stolen Brentwood delivery truck. Michael Mancil, 24, of Cedar Hill, MO, is under arrest for stealing more than $1,000 worth of steak from the Iowa Steak Co. On December 30, 2014, he allegedly hopped into the company truck loaded down with meat, drove off, and never came back. Company employees take deliveries out on a consignment basis, meaning that items signed out at the beginning of […]

  • Motorist and firefighters battle cold and snow

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) –  Over in Illinois traffic moved at a crawl during rush hour as snow and freezing drizzle fell on roadways. IDOT was out clearing roads and laying down salt to keep roads from glazing over. Still problems did pop-up with vehicles sliding off roads and slicks spots on some roads. A problem of a different sort hampered firefighters that battled a house fire of Highway 15 near the Our Lady of the Snows Shrine. Firefighters had […]

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    House fire near Our Lady of the Snows

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Fire crews are at a house fire off Highway 15, near the Our Lady of the Snows shrine just outside of Belleville Illinois. Firefighters say the call came in around 4:30 pm. When fire crews arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters battled the fire in bitter cold, as temperatures dropped after sunset. No one was hurt in the blaze, as the residents of the home were out picking up […]

  • Old Chain of Rocks Bridge explosion doesn’t go as planned

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – What was supposed to be the final explosion demolishing the old Chain of Rocks Bridge didn’t do all it was supposed to. Now a planned two hour lane closure is still underway, and I-270 will have to be completely shut down again Wednesday. The trouble was some sort of malfunction in the explosives set to take down the bridge.  In fact at first, no one knew there was anything wrong at all.  The demolition appeared […]

  • Investigators looking for two arsonists in Marissa, IL

    MARISSA, IL (KTVI) – Investigators say they believe they’re looking for two separate arsonists in connection with a series of six fires over the past couple of weeks. The first fire, which broke out on South Park Avenue January 21st, gutted a home. Paula Arrington lives next door with her boyfriend and daughter. They rushed to try and help as the fire spread from a back shed to engulf the entire home. “He was banging on the door and I […]

  • Two more suspected arsons in Marissa, IL overnight

    MARISSA, IL (KTVI)-Two more fires overnight in a town that’s been plagued by arson in recent days. These fires are the most damaging by far. A Marissa resident shot video of the scene on Main Street. A fire at the Academy Building, which housed the town’s historical society, broke out just before midnight. Flames were shooting out of the roof. Firefighters eventually got the fire under control, but not before the building was destroyed. One firefighter was injured trying to […]

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    St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Highway Patrol troopers could soon be walking beats in downtown St. Louis along with city officers.  It’s a proposal taken to Jefferson City by St. Louis chief Sam Dotson, who sees it as a quick way to add manpower as he tries to get more officers. In a way, the move is about peace of mind.  The chief says crime overall continues to drop in the city, but there have been enough high profile violent […]

  • Northeast winter storm cancelling flights at Lambert

    LAMBERT AIRPORT (KTVI) – As airlines, passengers and staff at Lambert pour over the news coming from the Northeast, winter is making a strong comeback in potentially historic storm. Parts of the northeast from Washington, D.C. to Boston could see up to two feet of snow. As of now, over 1,000 flights have been cancelled out of the New York area, with more to follow tonight and Tuesday. This is causing a ripple affect across the nation’s biggest airports and […]

  • Deal for big summer concerts in downtown St. Louis runs into trouble

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-It was expected to be a rocking summer downtown, but a deal cut by the city to host massive music events has yet to materialize. The deal stirred up controversy when it was signed last year. The city of St. Louis signed away exclusive rights to two of the summer’s big holiday weekends downtown.  Now, city officials confirm the Memorial Day weekend edition of “Summer Rocks” will not happen in 2015. The deal with a California production […]

  • Improved economy, vehicles draw big crowd at St. Louis Auto Show

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The annual St. Louis Auto Show is back again and new makes and models are laid out across America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome downtown. But this year’s auto show has a different look than years past. Auto manufacturers are displaying more advanced and improved cars, trucks and crossovers which has attracted another unfamiliar sight: large crowds. Close to 200,000 people will be in attendance for the auto show’s third day Saturday, the busiest […]

  • Authorities in Crestwood searching for missing 12-year-old boy

    UPDATE: Crestwood police: Missing 12-year-old found CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Police in Crestwood are still searching for a missing boy this morning. The twelve year old was last seen walking near a creek in a local park. FOX 2’s George Sells is live in Crestwood, where Brant Whitakker has now been missing more than twelve hours. Police do not suspect any foul play here, but just the same they are concerned. Whitakker was last seen Tuesday in Sanders Park. It’s a […]