Ukee Washington is co-anchor with Jessica Dean of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. He and Jessica also co-anchor 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 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. Ukee even guest co-hosted on daytime’s popular network talk show, CBS’s 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 has been named to both the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2015) and the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame (2008). In 2017, Philadelphia’s City Council named him a “Living Legend.”
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Sami Gayle and Ukee Washington go on a visit to the Reading Terminal Market.
Ukee Washington goes behind the scenes of the family dinner on CBS’ Blue Bloods.
Across our area, people who bought a car in September got to make a difference, and they might not even know it.
Ukee Washington goes behind the scenes of Blue Bloods with television icon Tom Selleck.
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Paul is a jokester, but he’s been through a lot.
Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty went one-on-one with Ukee Washington about his upbringing, his family and the current FBI probe.
A South Jersey charity is granting wishes to thousands of children going through hard times.
Several departments got together to remember their fallen heroes.
These two girls didn’t meet until this summer, but they share the same story and the same drive to help.
On a hot day, volunteers lugged two vans worth of bins filled with food and children’s books.
Ukee Washington spoke with the Vice President of the United States about a wide range of topics.
For this week’s Democratic National Convention, their goal is to keep police and firefighters hydrated in the high temperatures.