Ukee Washington anchors Eyewitness News This Morning on CBS 3 and The CW Philly with Erika von Tiehl and is co-host with Pat Ciarrocchi of Talk Philly, CBS 3’s new noon lifestyle program, airing weekdays at noon.
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.
Since that time, Washington has been front and center anchoring some of the region’s most memorable stories including the President’s Summit for America’s Future held in Philadelphia in 1997 and the Phillies World Series Celebration Parade in 2008. In addition, the versatile anchor’s assignments have run the gamut from hosting the Camden, New Jersey Mayoral debates to going behind bars to interview a high school classmate on death row.
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.
A choir is not just a choir. It’s a community. A singer is helping local young girls join choirs and find their voices in the hopes girls can change the world.
A retired South Jersey woman could have started a side business teaching music. Instead, she’s giving lessons away for free.
A retired lawyer is helping immigrants fully participate in American life through a Fairhill non-profit called Providence Center. Part of its mission is to provide English lessons to anyone who wants them.
Some local senior citizens are turning their free time into free help for charity. It all started with a volunteer at an Elkins Park synagogue. She wanted to give senior citizens a place to socialize. Now the eight members are paying it forward.
Small donations from a lot of people can change a life. That’s what a local cancer patient saw when she reached out for help.
Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s “Arts Ambassador,” spoke to Ukee Washington about some exciting events in the coming weeks.
A local photographer says every parent deserves a beautiful portrait of their baby. So she found a unique way to help low-income parents: offering free photo sessions.
Helping families going through hard times is the mission of a charitable South Jersey couple. The couple jokingly calls their project Just Two Boring People, but the couple is serious about pulling together people for good.
Scott Carter of Downingtown owns Scott Carter Enterprise, an auto repair shop. He knows how important a working car is.
This Downingtown charity opens its doors several times a week, getting more than half a million pounds of food to people who need it.
Helping the homeless one sale at a time. That’s the mission of a thrift boutique in the trendy neighborhood of Fairmount.
Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s “Arts Ambassador,” spoke to Ukee about some exciting events in the coming weeks.
Career Wardrobe’s store on Spring Garden Street, The Wardrobe Boutique, is full of fashion: clothes, accessories and bags, all donated to raise money for other women.
A retired Bucks county schoolteacher is collecting diapers to help mothers living in poverty.
Tens of thousands of troops are spending the holidays far from home. But some local volunteers want them to know they’re not forgotten.