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).
Less than a year ago, two South Jersey women looked around their community and saw people who needed help. They started collecting clothing and food to give away. They thought it would be a small project. But as Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington shows us, it’s grown very big very fast.
The brothers, their sister, and parents helped start the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.
A local non-profit that feeds the hungry is itself in need. It’s getting by with the help of a lot of hands.
A Delaware mailman, with the blessing of the U.S. Postal Service, is collecting for children he sees every day. To him, they’re family.
A community in Gloucester County is throwing their all into helping a child with cancer.
A Franciscan friar is cycling hundreds of miles on a pilgrimage to help the poor. His latest stop is Philadelphia. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington got a chance to meet the brother behind this Brotherly Love story.
A local grocery store owner wanted to help families in need, and he wanted it to be personal. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington was there as the man surprised a family with a generous gift.
Volunteers of America, or VOA for short, serves 13,000 people, many homeless, every year.
A former Marine now living in South Jersey says yoga saved his life. Now, he’s offering free yoga classes to fellow veterans and their families. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington got a chance to meet him in Cherry Hill.
A community reading center in North Philadelphia is distributing thousands of brand-new children’s books with pedal power. Eyewitness News Anchor Ukee Washington has the story.
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.