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. He also hosts CBS 3’s popular Brotherly Love segment profiling people having positive impact in their communities.
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 Super Storm Sandy in 2012 and the Phillies World Series Celebration Parade in 2008. In addition, the versatile anchor’s assignments have run the gamut from hosting the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Forum to going behind bars to interview a high school classmate on death row. Washington even guest co-hosted on daytime’s popular network talk show, CBS’s THE TALK in 2013 and 2014.
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. 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.
Among his honors, he has been named to both the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2015) and the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame (2008).
One of Philadelphia’s oldest HIV and AIDS charities is hurting for help. The organization is called Bebashi. It gives a week’s worth of food to as many needy people as it can. But as I found on a trip there, the demand is outstripping supply.
Dr. Donald Guy Generals shared some information with Ukee Washington.
A University of Delaware marine researcher has helped solve a World War II mystery: a long-lost warplane, its crew missing in action, now one step closer to home. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington met the man who helped solve the mystery of these M.I.A.s.
Many charities offer gently used business clothes to women struggling to get back on their feet. But women need more than a suit. A Cherry Hill couple is filling a need that can seem invisible.
Some Chester County high schoolers are doing a class assignment for more than a grade. They’re doing it to give a working father a lift.
Years ago, a Strawberry Mansion woman told her grown son that he and other men needed to do something to improve the community. He decided she was right. He started spreading brotherly love in a place dear to his heart.
John Green is a man of letters. He guides games of Scrabble at Julia Ward Howe Elementary School in Philadelphia.
A tight-knit community is coming together to help a Delaware County man fighting cancer. His neighbors say they’re giving back to a man who has given them and their children so much.
During the holidays, some people like to donate food or money. Some people take it even further, throwing a party for people who otherwise might be forgotten. We met up with volunteers at a facility run by Kencrest, a non-profit that serves thousands with disabilities.
Arts Contributor Joel Gibbs was here to share with us some upcoming events in the art world.
If you’re going to get presents overseas by Christmas, you have to start early! So a couple hundred of Lower Merion School District students, military members, and volunteers hurried to Kelly’s Taproom in Bryn Mawr to pack presents for Pennsylvania and New Jersey soldiers in Afghanistan and east Africa.
A Bucks County non-profit helps tens of thousands of hospitalized children every year with an army of artists making quilts.
A Philly non-profit is in the running for a big gift that could help hundreds of families dealing with a medical crisis.
A free Philadelphia sports program is getting kids off the streets and onto the court. It’s not basketball, it’s not tennis. It’s squash.
Domestic violence can steal a victim’s confidence and trust, and make them feel like they won’t ever succeed. But they can. In this week’s story of Brotherly Love, a non-profit is coaching women to be entrepreneurs.