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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
  • Protesters meet with police in riot gear; more demonstrations Tuesday

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Some were jailed, but not due to any violence or looting so far on Monday.  But, you could feel the tension in the air as protestors literally got right in the face of police. For the second day in a row here, it began as a peaceful demonstration. But, there is clear disagreement, even among demonstrators, about the rioting and looting that happened Sunday night. Some protesters are demanding for Ferguson police to identify the officer […]

  • Ferguson police officer shoots, kills teen; community outraged

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) -A community is shocked and angered after a Ferguson police officer shot and killed an 18-year old in the Canfield Green apartment complex Saturday afternoon.  At the request of the Ferguson Police Department, the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons Unit has taken over the investigation of the shooting. The Ferguson police chief personally called the St. Louis County chief to ask for help. The police officer involved in the shooting has been put on paid administrative […]

  • Armed man breaks into St. Anthony’s hospice center, demands drugs

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-Police continue to investigate after an armed robbery attempt at St. Anthony’s Medical Center‘s deGreeff Hospice House early Saturday. According to police, a man with a gun came in to the facility demanding drugs around 6:30am Saturday. A male nurse took the man back towards a storage area and then ran off towards the front of the building, leaving the armed suspect alone. The suspect continued back towards the back of the building. That was the […]

  • Community Health Day draws hundreds to midtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Men, women, and families gathered at Harris -Stowe State University for the 100 Black Men organization’s  2014 Community Health Day. The day features the group’s 12th Annual Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to promote awareness and positive action. The day will feature workshops and exercise classes to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Events are open to the entire family. #FOX2NOW #KPLR11 videographer Steve Myers & Empowerment Net Mellve Shahid. Prostate cancer survivors. #100blackmenstl http://t.co/bXEiIchqcS— Kim Kelly Hudson (@kimhudsontv) August […]

  • What’s the impact of Amendment 7 defeat?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri’s transportation officials aren’t wasting time in trying to figure out the impact of Amendment 7 defeat. At the Missouri Department of Transportation they will tell you it’s a simple function of numbers.  Maintaining the state’s roads and bridges cost $485 million dollars a year.  By 2017 they will be more than $150 million short of that figure. So the question is, where will transportation find additional funding sources? Follow George Sells on Twitter: George Sells […]

  • Military personnel fuming over “excessively slow” delivery of their cars

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Military personnel returning from overseas assignments are fuming, as the company contracted to ship home their personal cars has fallen painfully behind schedule in shipping.  Some are calling for the government to pull the $305 million contract. Cars are arriving at the International Auto Logistics (IAL) lot in Bridgeton by the truckload.  And so, seemingly, are the angry soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen.  These troops are coming home, and they’re trying to bring their personal vehicles.  […]

  • O’Fallon, IL police looking into arson incidents

    (KTVI) – Police in O’Fallon, Illinois are looking for what appears to be a serial arsonist, who has struck three times in fewer than three weeks.  To this point the damage has not been severe, but there is enough concern about what could happen that police have put up a reward for information leading to an arrest. The first fire happened July 17th on Rebecca Drive.  Vinyl siding was charred and melted along the side of the house, but the […]

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    Police still searching for gunman in Blachette Park homicide

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Police continue to search for 19-year-old Daveon L. Morrison, the person they believe shot and killed a St. Charles man at a family reunion in St. Charles’ Blanchette Park Saturday night.  Among those who were there, there is very little doubt as to the identity of the killer. Willie Brown, 62, was walking in the park Sunday morning; about twelve hours after the shooting sent those attending the annual August picnic scrambling.  He was in […]

  • Argument at family reunion turns deadly in Blanchette Park

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – An argument turned fatal during a family reunion Saturday night at Blanchette Park on the north side of St. Charles City.  Police report it resulted in the murder of a 24-year-old man. It happened just before 7 pm in front of the Grove Restroom building and just yards  from picnickers.  A private party was underway at the park swimming pool half a block away. Lt. Michael Akers of St. Charles City Police Department said the […]

  • Amnesty Day gives St. Louisans a chance to clear misdemeanor warrants

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Do you have an outstanding traffic or misdemeanor warrant for your arrest? If so, you have a chance to have that warrant erased.  The St. Louis Metropolitan area Amnesty Project is back. The first day is Saturday, August 2nd. Between Saturday’s event and two others this month, 17,000 people are expected to participate. Only traffic violations and other misdemeanor violations are eligible. The offender has to pay a $10.00 processing fee and sit through a short […]

  • New Northwest Plaza rising in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – The recently demolished Northwest Plaza shopping Mall will soon have a new face, and new tenants, as an effort is made to turn the area around the old mall into a new home improvement corridor.  Two major retailers have already signed on. Rothman Furniture signed a deal Wednesday morning to take over and renovate one of the buildings still standing on the property, a 46 thousand square foot facility that once housed Service Merchandise.  Rothman […]

  • Video: Man caught breaking into lingerie store

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are searching for a man in connection with a “smash and grab” robbery of a south St. Louis adult store, Tuesday morning.  It happened at Patricia’s, on the corner of Gravois and Grand.  Surveillance video shows the suspect, a black male roughly in his thirties, throwing a brick through the glass front door, then crawling through himself. “I thought he wasn’t the brightest tool in the shed,” area manager Susan Woodward said of the video. […]