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).
During the holidays, some people like to donate food or money. Some people take it even further, throwing a party for people who otherwise might be forgotten. We met up with volunteers at a facility run by Kencrest, a non-profit that serves thousands with disabilities.
Arts Contributor Joel Gibbs was here to share with us some upcoming events in the art world.
If you’re going to get presents overseas by Christmas, you have to start early! So a couple hundred of Lower Merion School District students, military members, and volunteers hurried to Kelly’s Taproom in Bryn Mawr to pack presents for Pennsylvania and New Jersey soldiers in Afghanistan and east Africa.
A Bucks County non-profit helps tens of thousands of hospitalized children every year with an army of artists making quilts.
A Philly non-profit is in the running for a big gift that could help hundreds of families dealing with a medical crisis.
A free Philadelphia sports program is getting kids off the streets and onto the court. It’s not basketball, it’s not tennis. It’s squash.
Domestic violence can steal a victim’s confidence and trust, and make them feel like they won’t ever succeed. But they can. In this week’s story of Brotherly Love, a non-profit is coaching women to be entrepreneurs.
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) exists solely to “serve those who served” this great nation, our veterans.
Los Angeles – KYW-TV Philadelphia news anchor Ukee Washington will guest co-host on THE TALK, Wednesday, Oct. 22 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET), joining hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler at the table. […]
Saturday, a Chester County community will join together for a fundraiser to help two boys. They’re brothers, and they both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Local children are getting lessons in charity from a Montgomery County non-profit.
A medical student who suffered a devastating injury is facing a lifetime of medical bills that could top $2 million. Now he’s back in school. He is not letting a disability get in the way of his dream of becoming a doctor and he’s getting some help on the way.
Face to Face Germantown is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping anyone who walks in the door. For years, students from La Salle have lent a helping hand.
Two college design students are volunteering their talents to bring a church building back to life.
It’s a bright new room at St. Veronica School on North 6th Street, full of books and fresh paint. Hanging on the wall is a picture of Officer Daniel Boyle, who was killed 23 years ago in the line of duty and whose father went to this school.