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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.

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

Brotherly Love: Bicyclists Go Dandy For Charity

A charity bike ride in Philadelphia later this month has a different and dandy dress code.

CBS 3–06/15/2016

Brotherly Love: Cops Replace Disabled Man’s Stolen Bike

Palmyra Police Officers who responded to the theft were deeply touched by the victim so they decided to do something wonderful.

CBS 3–06/01/2016

CBS3’s Walt Hunter And The WWII Vet He Never Forgot

On the day CBS3 reporter Walt Hunter retired, anchor Ukee Washington surprised him with a story inspired by a photo on Walt’s desk.

CBS 3–05/25/2016

‘After 36 Years, It’s Time’ Walt Hunter Calls It A Career

CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington talked with senior investigative reporter Walt Hunter about his illustrious career and his retirement from CBS3.

CBS 3–05/25/2016

Brotherly Love: Montco Food Cupboard’s History Of Help

In Montgomery County, there’s a food cupboard that’s been helping people for decades.

CBS 3–05/25/2016

Brotherly Love: Breathing Room For Families With Cancer

A local foundation has spent two decades giving those families the help they need.

CBS 3–05/18/2016

Brotherly Love: Girl’s Haircut Inspires Mission

A few years ago, a Bucks County hair stylist got a special request to cut the hair of a girl in the hospital. That one haircut started a movement.

05/11/2016

Brotherly Love: Concert For And By Disabled Young People

It’s not uncommon to hear about a group of young people putting on a music concert, but this group is a little different, and they embrace it.

CBS 3–05/04/2016

Brotherly Love: Group Volunteers Support To Cancer Patients

A Philadelphia man is reaching out to cancer patients to give them some good cheer.

CBS 3–04/27/2016

Brotherly Love: Disabled Girl’s Artwork Becomes A Fashion Fundraiser

A Bucks County fashion designer, inspired by her artistic grandniece, is featuring the work of disabled children.

04/20/2016

Brotherly Love: NJ Pet Store Trains People With Special Needs

Young disabled adults often struggle to find a job, so some parents created job training for them by opening a store.

04/13/2016

Brotherly Love: Ukee Washington Grants Leukemia Patient’s Wish

Kate Bilo was the first one to meet Ronnie Coffey.

CBS 3–04/06/2016

Brotherly Love: A Dance For Everyone, Including Special Needs

It all started with parents who want their kids to enjoy young adulthood like everyone else: on the dance floor.

CBS 3–03/09/2016

Brotherly Love: Teen Starts Boys Pajama Drive

Children in crisis often arrive at shelters with just the clothes on their backs. Sometimes those shelters don’t have enough clothes for boys. As Ukee Washington shows us, a high school boy wanted to do something about it.

03/02/2016

Brotherly Love: One Man’s Walk For CHOP Around The Block

In December, a Montgomery County man did what a lot of people do around the new year. He resolved to walk every day. Then he had an idea, and it’s going to make a big difference for kids at CHOP.

02/24/2016

Brotherly Love: Volunteers Resurrect School Library

Philadelphia public schools have struggled to keep their libraries open, so a team of former educators and volunteers stepped up to get the books back in the hands of children.

CBS 3–02/17/2016

Brotherly Love: Bake Sale For Rare Cancer Research

A young girl in Gloucester County is holding a Valentine’s Day bake sale to raise money for a research fund into the rare cancer that took the life of her grandmother.

02/10/2016

Brotherly Love: Young Cancer Survivor Sells Her Book To Fund Cure

Five and a half years ago, Eyewitness News introduced you to an 11-year-old girl who wrote a children’s book about her fight with cancer. Now that young author is a high school junior, and she’s selling the book to raise money for children like her.

02/03/2016

Brotherly Love: Women Build Week at Habitat for Humanity

This week, women volunteers are putting on jeans and grabbing power tools to help Habitat for Humanity. They call it Women Build Week.

01/27/2016

Brotherly Love: A Commuter Changing Lives

A Montgomery County commuter who sees homeless people almost every day decided she wanted to help, personally. So now, she stops to deliver clothing and supplies to people, and she’s encouraging other people to do the same.

01/20/2016

New Jersey Woman Is Oldest Working Teacher In America

Agnes Zhelesnik is officially the oldest living and working teacher in America.

01/15/2016

Brotherly Love: Auto Repair Shop Seeking Veteran To Receive Free SUV

A Blue Bell auto repair shop wants to give a refurbished vehicle to a veteran, and it wants the public to help choose the lucky winner. This isn’t the first time these mechanics have given veterans such a big gift.

01/13/2016

Brotherly Love: A Personalized Tool As A Gift For Veterans

A Haddonfield man has honored thousands of veterans and their families across the country with an unusual gift. He calls it the Honor Your Hero Project. His gift is both handy and heartfelt.

01/06/2016

Pennsylvania Man Creates Epic Bucket List For Dying Dog

A dog diagnosed with lymphoma is going on quite the adventure. Todd Burchanowski and his dog, Reyes, have dedicated the past few weeks to checking items off a bucket list together.

01/04/2016

Bald Eagle Rescued From NJ Backyard Injured By Gun Shot

Officials have revealed to CBS 3 that the bald eagle rescued from a tree in New Jersey Thursday was injured as a result of a gun shot.

12/11/2015

Brotherly Love: CBS3 Collecting Gifts For Boys And Girls Club

For decades, the Boys and Girls Club has been a safe place for children to go after school. As part of the CBS3 Joy of Sharing Toy Fest, they hope they can give the children a very happy holiday with toys.

12/03/2015

Brotherly Love: Brass Band And Food Baskets In North Philadelphia

For more than 20 years, a North Philadelphia high school has made it a mission to give its neighbors a good Thanksgiving.

11/25/2015

48 Children In Camden County Officially Adopted- On National Adoption Day!

48 children, between the ages of 7 months and 17 years, had their adoptions finalized Friday.

11/20/2015

Brotherly Love: Man Gifts House To Habitat For Humanity

A man who grew up in Norristown invested some money to buy a house in his old neighborhood. He could have flipped it. Instead, he’s giving it away to a good cause.

11/18/2015

Brotherly Love: Havertown Girl Says “Live Nice”

A Havertown fourth grader is trying to make the world a better place with the power of words. Two words, to be exact.

11/11/2015

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