Ukee Washington

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 new 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. 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.

Connect with Ukee Washington on Twitter: @UkeeWashington; and on Facebook: Ukee Washington.

Ukee on The Talk October 2014

Ukee Washington To Guest Co-Host “The Talk,” October 22

Los Angeles – KYW-TV Philadelphia news anchor Ukee Washington will guest co-host on THE TALK,  Wednesday, Oct. 22 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET), joining hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler at the table.  [...]

CBS 3–10/16/2014

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Brotherly Love: Saturday Fundraiser For Two Boys

Saturday, a Chester County community will join together for a fundraiser to help two boys. They’re brothers, and they both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

10/15/2014

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Brotherly Love: Planting The Seed Of Generosity In Kids

Local children are getting lessons in charity from a Montgomery County non-profit.

10/08/2014

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Brotherly Love: Non-Profit Helps Medical Student Paralyzed In Accident

A medical student who suffered a devastating injury is facing a lifetime of medical bills that could top $2 million. Now he’s back in school. He is not letting a disability get in the way of his dream of becoming a doctor and he’s getting some help on the way.

09/30/2014

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Brotherly Love: A Meal For Anyone Who Wants One

Face to Face Germantown is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone who walks in the door. For years, students from La Salle have lent a helping hand.

09/23/2014

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Brotherly Love: Bringing A Church Basement Back To Life

Two college design students are volunteering their talents to bring a church building back to life.

09/16/2014

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Brotherly Love: School Library Dedicated In Officer’s Memory

It’s a bright new room at St. Veronica School on North 6th Street, full of books and fresh paint. Hanging on the wall is a picture of Officer Daniel Boyle, who was killed 23 years ago in the line of duty and whose father went to this school.

09/09/2014

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Brotherly Love: Montco Girl’s Heart Defect Inspires Fundraiser

A Montgomery County couple whose daughter faces a life-threatening birth defect is stepping up to help people in the same situation. The parents say they received so much help from family and friends, they want to give back.

09/02/2014

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Brotherly Love: At Bethesda Project, Meals From The Heart

The Bethesda Project provides a home for people who otherwise would have nowhere to turn. Volunteer cooks make sure those people get a family meal.

08/26/2014

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Brotherly Love: Kids Learn Boxing In Jack’s Honor

The Jack Costello Boxing Club teaches children ages 9 and up. Those students are also learning self-confidence they’ll take into adulthood.

08/19/2014

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Brotherly Love: Volunteer Steps Up Despite Hardship

In our weekly Brotherly Love stories, we meet a lot of people volunteering at food banks to help the hungry. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington met one volunteer who fell on hard times and needed help herself, but still gives back every month.

08/13/2014

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Brotherly Love: Feeding South Jersey Kids All Summer

When the school is out, many students miss out on a significant source of nutrition: school breakfast and lunch.

07/22/2014

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Brotherly Love: Pillowcases Into Pretty Dresses

A Philadelphia retiree is making something beautiful out of something ordinary: She transforms pillowcases into precious gifts for girls.

07/15/2014

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Brotherly Love: Fixing Chester County Houses

Chester County is one of the highest-income counties in the United States, but there are thousands of low-income people there, too.

07/08/2014

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Brotherly Love: Wings For Success Helps Lift Women’s Careers

At Wings for Success in Malvern, volunteer Jean Kirkaldie is helping Caitlin find the right look from racks of donated used clothing. Jean is just one of 80 volunteers helping women like Caitlin.

07/01/2014

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