George Sells - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

George Sells

Anchor /Managing Editor
9 News at 6 Monday - Friday

Birthplace: Kingsport, TN

Arrived in Baton Rouge: 1988

Education: BS Northwestern University - Evanston, IL

Awards & Accomplishments: Lifetime Achievement Award - Louisiana Association of Broadcasters; Texas Headliner's Club - Best Coverage of Gulf Coast Oil Spill; Emmy - "The Cross Still Burns" (Ku Klux Klan); Detroit Press Club - Best Michigan Documentary 1986; AP Best Newscast Louisiana 1990; AP Best Newscast Louisiana 1991; US Air Force

Family Info: Wife Sandra Sells, Son George Caldwell Sells IV -- former reporter WAFB --now reporter at KTVI,  Fox 2, St. Louis.

Community Involvement: Foundation for Historical Louisiana, St. Jude Hospital CampaignsBoard Member Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Public speaker numerous civic groups

Professional Background: Correspondent for ABC News in New York for 5 years.  Anchor and reporter for KYW in Philadelphia, KPRC-TV in Houston, KCNC-TV in Denver, WJBK-TV in Detroit, WSMV in Nashville.  Youngest announcer in the history of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville (21).  Covered foreign stories: installation of Cardinals and coverage for CBS News at the Vatican in Italy, aviation security in Yugoslavia, the auto industry in Japan, and hurricanes in Honduras.

Hobbies:  Commercial pilot license with instrument rating, ham radio operator-extra class call sign: W5GQ 

Favorite Quote: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."


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