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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
  • Three killed in seven overnight St. Louis shootings

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The bikes were clearing out from the self-proclaimed “BikersParadise” at Shady Jack’s just after ten Sunday morning. Police had arrived at the North Broadway location just north of downtown, responding to the sixth shooting in the city since just before midnight. In this case, two customers got into a fight. One of them pulled a gun, and they began wrestling over it. “One of the patrons was struck in the upper body area,” St. Louis Police Lt. […]

  • Beating the summer heat is hard for those who have to work in it

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While many can beat the heat by blasting air conditioning, for some there is no choice but to be out in the elements. FOX2’s George Sells found out how some are coping with the summer swelter. There is no rest for some road crews in our area, not on Saturday and not on a day when the heat index is pushing 105.  Work on Page Avenue was conducted mostly overnight, but even that didn’t provide a […]

  • Person struck and killed by Metrolink train

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI)-A man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the Wellston/University City/St. Louis city line early Saturday. Police tell FOX 2 the incident happened around 4:40am as the first train of the morning was heading westbound. Investigators are on the scene near the intersection of Skinker Parkway and Bartmer Avenue. Metrolink was using shuttle buses to transport passengers on the Red Line between the Delmar Loop and Wellston stations, producing 30 to 45 minute delays. By 9:00am, trains were running […]

  • Two men in critical condition after house explodes overnight

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Two people are hospitalized this morning  after the house they were in suddenly exploded overnight. Three alarms went out on the explosion shortly after 10p.m. Thursday at a home on Thrush near North Broadway. There was a furious search for victims. Firefighters spent more than an hour digging through the rubble after getting word there might be someone inside. One person was able to escape. St. Ann police, who were in the area on an unrelated […]

  • Gary 'MJ' Grodin (AKA Mikel Grodin).

    Accused child sexual predator from Swansea on the loose

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office handed down a 31-count warrant against a Swansea man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter. According to Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson, authorities were notified about a possible sexual assault of a minor at a home in town. The suspect’s friend, who lived in another state, contacted the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department after being told about the crimes. Police went to the residence to secure the […]

  • Police looking for suspects in early morning ambush of police officer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis police officer was shot early Tuesday morning in the Central West End. Authorities say the suspect is still at large. The shooting occurred shortly before 5a.m. on Maryland Avenue, between Kingshighway and N. Euclid. The officer was rushed to an area hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. He was later released from the hospital after treatment. But authorities believe he was ambushed. According to a tweet from St. Louis […]

  • Mark Patton.

    67-year-old arrested for murder of elderly Sunset Hills woman

    SUNSET HILLS, MO (KTVI) – The mystery surrounding the shooting of an 85-year-old woman in her Sunset Hills home appears to be solved, but the suspect in custody does not fit the picture most were expecting. “I was shocked,” St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said up learning Mark Patton, 67, had been charged in the killing. Patton is a senior citizen himself. “But then you see his record he’s kind of a career criminal. He’s been in and out […]

  • Pipeline spills more than 4,000 gallons of oil into Highland creek

    HIGHLAND, IL (KTVI) –Big concerns continue after an oil leak Friday near Highland, Illinois, not far from the Madison and Bond County line. Residents worry the oil may contaminate their water supply. Crews have a lot of work to do after more than 4,000 gallons of oil leaked out of this Plains Pipeline Company Pumping Station in to a nearby ditch.  Trouble is, that ditch leads to a creek, which goes to Silver Lake, and that’s where the water for […]

  • Some are calling it the Cherokee Geyser

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – We’ve all heard of sewers turning into geysers, but here’s proof of one that did. It happened in South St. Louis this past week on Cherokee Street and Texas. Those that witnessed the event say the back water from the overcharged sewer blew its lid to the tune of 30-feet. The Metropolitan Sewer District is looking into what caused the event; one spokesperson said one cause may have been a brief moment when the storm water […]

  • United flights grounded by computer problem

    NEW YORK — United Airline flights were grounded Wednesday morning due to a problem with the airline’s computer system, the FAA reported. The extent of the problem and whether it affected flights outside the United States was not immediately known. United spokesmen were not available for comment, but the airline’s twitter account responded to customer complaints, saying “We are working on getting you to your destination as quickly as possible.” By Chris Isidore

  • Mobile home owner left wondering how to get roof fixed

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – A Jefferson County family is watching their roof as more rain moves into the area. They fear rain may collapse it, and a battle over paperwork is the reason they can’t afford to fix it. The Jeffco Estates mobile home park in Arnold is made up of modest homes. The park, owned by a Colorado company, sells the trailers to residents, who own their home, but pay rent for the land beneath it. Eleanor Martin and […]

  • Police looking for pair of hit and run drivers that struck the same man

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Police are looking for the drivers of two vehicles, both of whom are accused of hitting a man crossing Broadway June 28th, then running from the scene. Bapi Gupta, 50, was leaving the Broadway Oyster bar about 2:30 that Sunday morning. Surveillance video released by police shows a black Mercedes and a reddish vehicle, possibly a Jeep driving toward him. The Mercedes passed the other vehicle on the right, and that’s when police say it hit […]