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KYW-TV Philadelphia Anchor Ukee Washington To Guest Co-Host On “The Talk,” Monday, October 21

(credit: CBS3)

(credit: CBS3)

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — KYW-TV Philadelphia anchor Ukee Washington will guest co-host on daytime’s fastest growing network talk show, CBS’s The TalkMonday, October 21 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET), joining co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and guest co-host Carnie Wilson at the table (co-host Sharon Osbourne will be away). Throughout the week, on-air talent from CBS stations from around the country will be in Los Angeles to serve as guest co-hosts.  This will be Washington’s first appearance on The Talk.

During the week of Oct. 21, The Talk will feature the following guest co-hosts:

  • Monday, Oct. 21: Ukee Washington, News Anchor, KYW-TV, Philadelphia
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22: Pat Harvey, News Anchor, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: Amelia Santaniello, News Anchor, WCCO-TV, Minneapolis
  • Thursday, Oct. 24: Chris Wragge, News Anchor, WCBS-TV, New York
  • Friday, Oct. 25: Megan Glaros, Meteorologist, WBBM-TV, Chicago

Ukee Washington anchors Eyewitness News This Morning on CBS 3 and The CW Philly with Erika von Tiehl and is co-host with Pat Ciarrocchi of Talk Philly, CBS 3′s noon lifestyle program, airing weekdays at noon.

Washington (born Ulysses Samuel Washington III) joined the Channel 3 news team as a sports anchor in July 1986. In 1996, Washington moved over to the news desk as early morning and noon anchor.

Since that time, Washington has been front and center anchoring some of the region’s most memorable stories, including the President’s Summit for America’s Future held in Philadelphia in 1997, and the Phillies World Series Celebration Parade in 2008. In addition, the versatile anchor’s assignments have run the gamut from hosting the Camden, New Jersey Mayoral debates to going behind bars to interview a high school classmate on death row.

Washington was raised in West Philadelphia and attended Dover High School in Delaware where he was a celebrated athlete. As a youngster, his other love was music, and as a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir’s “elite,” he traveled to Russia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark and Mexico to perform. Both experiences proved helpful in his broadcasting career as host of the station’s live telecasts of the Philadelphia Orchestra and his live coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games from Nagano, Japan.

Prior to coming home to the Philadelphia area, Washington was a sports anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida and at WSB-TV in Atlanta. Washington is a graduate of the University of Richmond. Today, he makes his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

CBS’s The Talk was recently nominated for five Daytime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment. The Talk features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who examine current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. The hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, how-to demos and appearances from extraordinary people with stories that engage and inform. The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.

CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show The Price Is Right, the #1 daytime drama The Young And The Restless, as well as The Talk, The Bold And The Beautiful and Let’s Make A Deal.

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