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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
  • Surge of strays brings cat adoption deal from HSMO

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. The Humane Society of Missouri is celebrating with no-fee cat adoptions from June 15-18, 2015. All cats have been examined by veterinary experts for good health and temperament and have been socialized by HSMO staff and volunteers. The giveaway is the result of what is essentially a glut of cats; about 100 are currently up for adoption. Angela Smith with the Humane Society explains, “Anytime that it gets warmer out and people […]

  • Louisville Slugger honors Cardinals, Royals greats during weekend series

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Another sellout crowd is expected downtown Sunday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals take on the Kansas City Royals. Two of the teams’ all-time greats are being remembered in a special way at the ballpark as part of events that commemorate the 1985 World Series that pitted the two teams against one another. Not often you get see game used bats from a pair of hall of gamers! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/lVIxFVU5TH — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) June 14, 2015 […]

  • Police investigating homicide at Caseyville trailer park

    CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A man is dead after witnesses say he tried to attack the new boyfriend of his ex, and was shot in the process. It happened early Saturday morning on Cankelly Lane in Caseyville, IL. Police arrived on the block of neatly kept mobile homes to find the 24-year-old victim dying up against the vehicle he arrived in. He would make it to the hospital before passing away. But two people who were in the home when […]

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    Air Force, family questioning whereabouts of Scott AFB technical sergeant

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Air Force is looking for a missing technical sergeant from Scott Air Force Base. David Lawrence Helm, 35, is a fugitive wanted for questioning in an investigation, according to a flyer posted to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Facebook page. Helm told friends that he was going to eastern Tennessee to visit family, according to another image posted to Facebook. Family and friends say he may be endangered. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]

  • Questions being raised over transparency of Riverfront Stadium details

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The public body funding St. Louis’ attempt to build a new NFL stadium Downtown met Wednesday to receive an update on progress. But some are questioning just how public that public meeting really was. The Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority held its quarterly public meeting, but the briefing they received from one of the two members of Governor Jay Nixon’s stadium task force was limited. At least the portion laid out in front of the […]

  • Proposed development has cities on collision course over road access

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A battle is brewing between two St. Louis county municipalities over the vote to close a road connecting the two. Chesterfield City Council members voted Monday night to close River Valley Drive at the Maryland Heights border in an effort to curtail traffic they expect to come from a proposed development in the Maryland Heights Bottoms. “This is no way is meant to segregate or separate that subdivision or Chesterfield from Maryland Heights,” Chesterfield Mayor Bob […]

  • Questions raised over tazing of protesters in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Questions are being raised over this past weekend’s tazing of two protesters in downtown St. Louis. Incident occurred Friday night around 11:40 pm Washington Avenue as around a dozen protesters were demonstrating in the street. St. Louis police officers had told protesters to stay out of the street and to move to the sidewalk several times. But some of the protesters continued to demonstrate in the street nearly causing several accidents with motorist trying to avoid […]

  • Heavy equipment airlifted to top of downtown apartment building

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Residents and tourists in downtown St. Louis were treated to a spectacular sight Sunday morning, as a helicopter airlifted several pieces of large equipment to the roof of the century-old Arcade Building. The old Arcade, located at 801 Olive Street, is undergoing massive renovations as it’s converted into an apartment complex. Such a rehabilitation project—at a cost of $118 million—requires the latest heating and cooling systems to be installed atop the building. Unfortunately, the streets of […]

  • Missouri River in danger of flooding

    ST. CHARLES (KTVI) – The Missouri River is expected to crest on Sunday, about a foot above flood stage. However, heavy rainfall could skew that number higher, putting businesses and homes along the river in danger. KTVI’s George Sells went to St. Charles to examine the river conditions.

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    Two found shot in vehicle in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two people have been shot in north St. Louis Wednesday. The shooting victims were found inside a vehicle in the 5200 block of St. Louis Avenue.  Police say a 26-year-old woman was shot in the back.  A 22-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the foot. Police say the brother of one of the victims shot at the couple, narrowly missing two toddlers seating in the  back of the minivan. Shell casings indicate […]

  • St. Louisans angered over Facebook post showing car parked on Jefferson Barracks grave-sites

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Cars parked on grave-sites and dogs urinating on tombstones.  Those are the things an angry Facebook post called out at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend.  The bad behavior by visitors is starting to get a lot of attention. Officials at the cemetery say “tens of thousands” of people came through to pay respects over the weekend, with few problems. “Probably 99.9% followed the rules and regulations,” cemetery director Jeff Barnes said.  […]

  • School buses caught running red light in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A dangerous situation is reveled at a south St. Louis school. In a video provided to FOX 2 by a person connected to the New American Academy school, shows school bus drivers on several occasions running red lights near the school with buses loaded with children. FOX 2’s reporter George Sells talked to officials at St. Louis Public Schools and First Student Bus Company about the buses running red lights and got some interesting answers.