Ukee Washington

Ukee Washington is co-anchor with Jessica Dean of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. and Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly 57. Ukee also hosts CBS 3’s popular Brotherly Love segment profiling people who have had a positive impact in their communities.

Ukee (born Ulysses Samuel Washington III) joined the Channel 3 news team as a sports anchor in July 1986.  In 1996, he 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, Ukee has been front and center anchoring some of the region’s most memorable stories including Super Storm Sandy in 2012, the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and Pope Francis’ historic visit to the City in 2015.  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. Ukee has even guest co-hosted on the popular CBS network talk show, THE TALK three times, in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Ukee 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, Ukee was a sports anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida and at WSB-TV in Atlanta.  He is a graduate of the University of Richmond.  Today, he makes his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Among his honors, he was named to both the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2015 and the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2008. In February, 2017, Philadelphia’s City Council confirmed what most of us have already known – it named Ukee a “Living Legend” during its special Black History Month observance.

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Brotherly Love: The Blessing Bags Project Making Special Deliveries To Help Homeless

For the third year, two Chester County women are making some special deliveries on the streets of Philadelphia.

02/22/2017

Long Wait Ends As Soldier Gets Big Welcome Home In Philadelphia

Friday’s reception to welcome home a local army sergeant at Philadelphia International Airport was big, loud and full of American pride.

02/17/2017

Brotherly Love: 15-Hour Hockey Marathon

Next Friday, some middle school students are getting special permission to stay up late.

02/15/2017

Evacuees In California Can Return To Their Homes Following Major Dam Crisis

200,000 people can now return to their homes near the nation’s largest dam in Oroville, California.

02/14/2017

Massive Crevasse In California Dam, Country’s Largest, Forces Thousands Of Evacuations

Authorities fear the dam’s emergency spillway could collapse.

02/13/2017

Brotherly Love: “6th Man” Gives Away Basketballs

Michael is not just delivering legal documents. He is giving away hundreds of brand-new basketballs, no questions asked.

02/08/2017

Brotherly Love: Barber Takes Craft To The Streets For Homeless

A West Philadelphia hair stylist is hitting the streets to help the homeless. Brennon Jones’ barber shop is on the street.

02/01/2017

New Kevin Hart Movie Bringing Big Business To Philadelphia Area

Untouchable, the movie featuring Philadelphia’s own Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, is benefiting the region economically.

01/27/2017

Brotherly Love: Disabled Volunteers Help Food Pantry

At the Cherry Hill Food Pantry, clients are treated like valued customers.

01/26/2017

Brotherly Love: Helping the Community Despite Disability

Fran Warner, volunteer coordinator for Meals on Wheels, said, “Everybody’s working together and working happy. It’s just a friendship.”

01/18/2017

Couple Portrayed In ‘Patriots Day’ Recounts Horrific Boston Marathon Bombing

A couple who survived the Boston Marathon bombing will be depicted in the new film Patriots Day.

01/11/2017

Brotherly Love: Seniors Embrace Artistic Talents To Create Memorial

An occupational therapist is bringing her artistic talents to some Philadelphia senior citizens.

01/04/2017

Brotherly Love: Backup for Military Families

Many military families struggle at this time of year. The CBS3 Joy of Sharing Toy Fest is helping the troops through the USO.

12/14/2016

Brotherly Love: Couple Adopts Four Families at Salvation Army

We caught up with a couple that has adopted four Salvation Army families, 21 people in all, from five months old to adult.

12/07/2016

Family Wages War On Drugs After Son’s Overdose, Advocating For NARCAN

It’s a growing epidemic that’s even hitting up scale communities. We’re talking about opioid overdose.

11/22/2016

Brotherly Love: A Day With Chase

A Philadelphia mom and dad who lost their son only 5 months into a pregnancy want to help grieving parents make the memories they can, while they can.

11/10/2016

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Sami Gayle Of “Blue Bloods” Shares Why She Loves Philly

Sami Gayle and Ukee Washington go on a visit to the Reading Terminal Market.

11/09/2016

What Does The Reagan Family Eat on Blue Bloods?

Ukee Washington goes behind the scenes of the family dinner on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

CBS 3–11/03/2016

Brotherly Love: Driving Away The Cold In Chester

Across our area, people who bought a car in September got to make a difference, and they might not even know it.

11/02/2016

Behind The Scenes At Blue Bloods With Television Icon Tom Selleck

Ukee Washington goes behind the scenes of Blue Bloods with television icon Tom Selleck.

CBS 3–10/27/2016

Brotherly Love: Superhero-Themed 5K Honors Boy’s Memory

A Bucks County family who lost a child this spring is facing thousands of dollars in medical bills. A stranger stepped up, creating a 5K with a special theme.

10/05/2016

Brotherly Love: Once Homeless, Man Becomes Volunteer Teacher

Paul is a jokester, but he’s been through a lot.

09/21/2016

Union Boss John Dougherty Opens Up About FBI Probe, Personal Life

Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty went one-on-one with Ukee Washington about his upbringing, his family and the current FBI probe.

09/16/2016

Brotherly Love: Helping Bianca’s Kids, In Her Memory

A South Jersey charity is granting wishes to thousands of children going through hard times.

CBS 3–09/07/2016

Brotherly Love: Fallen Heroes Softball Tournament

Several departments got together to remember their fallen heroes.

08/31/2016

Brotherly Love: Girls’ Toy Drive for CHOP

These two girls didn’t meet until this summer, but they share the same story and the same drive to help.

08/24/2016

Brotherly Love: Volunteers Feeding Families

On a hot day, volunteers lugged two vans worth of bins filled with food and children’s books.

08/11/2016

VP Joe Biden ‘Planned On Running’ For President Until Son’s Devastating Cancer Diagnosis

Ukee Washington spoke with the Vice President of the United States about a wide range of topics.

08/04/2016

Brotherly Love: Volunteers Provide Liquid Relief To Officers During DNC Heat Wave

For this week’s Democratic National Convention, their goal is to keep police and firefighters hydrated in the high temperatures.

CBS 3–07/26/2016

Brotherly Love Update: One Man’s Walk For CHOP Hits Milestone

A man’s walk to raise money for CHOP went a lot further than he ever dreamed.

06/29/2016

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