Ukee Washington is co-anchor with Jessica Dean of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. He and Dean also co-anchor Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly 57. Washington also hosts CBS 3’s popular Brotherly Love segment profiling people who have had a 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. In July, 2015 he was promoted to anchor of the evening editions of Eyewitness News.
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).
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