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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: 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

Brotherly Love: Operation Warm Gives New Coats And Smiles

A local non-profit founder says every child deserves a brand-new winter coat. This month, this Chadds Ford non-profit will serve its two millionth child. We caught up with them in Wilmington.

11/04/2015

Brotherly Love: Lucy Belle’s Rainbow

Eighth graders at a local school are packing with a purpose.

10/28/2015

Brotherly Love: A Mother Sending Love And Hope

Almost three years ago, a Delaware Valley mother was going through one of the scariest times of her life. Her babies were born premature. Now, her children are doing well. That mom is reaching out to help other mothers.

10/21/2015

Brotherly Love: Chesco Farmers Market Employs Homeless

A new mobile farmers’ market has rolled into Chester County. Created by the non-profit Good Samaritan Shelter, it sells produce in areas where people might not be able to get it.

10/14/2015

Brotherly Love: Girls On The Run

Volunteers across Philadelphia are helping girls ages 8 to 13 grow to be capable and confident. They’re doing it through running. Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington met one of the dedicated volunteers.

10/07/2015

Brotherly Love: Shipping Container Becomes Medical Clinic For Africa

A Bucks County project is about to make a big difference for a poor village in Africa. As Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington shows us, the volunteers need just a little more help to get it there.

09/30/2015

Brotherly Love: Helping Children Of All Abilities

The World Meeting Of Families is meant for the whole family. That means helping children of all abilities be a part of this big week.

09/23/2015

Brotherly Love: Kids Create “Hearts 4 Hemophilia” Calendar

By Ukee Washington VOORHEES, N.J., (CBS) — Maybe you’ve seen two siblings going door to door in Voorhees. They’re not selling chocolate or popcorn. They’re selling a calendar very dear to their hearts. It all started […]

09/16/2015

Brotherly Love: Small Donations Grow Large For Blackwood Non-Profit

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.

09/09/2015

Brotherly Love: Blind Brothers Reach For A Cure

The brothers, their sister, and parents helped start the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.

09/02/2015

Brotherly Love: Volunteers SHARE With the Hungry

A local non-profit that feeds the hungry is itself in need. It’s getting by with the help of a lot of hands.

08/26/2015

Brotherly Love: A Mailman’s School Supply Drive

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.

08/19/2015

Brotherly Love: Team Jaxson Helps Boy With Cancer

A community in Gloucester County is throwing their all into helping a child with cancer.

08/12/2015

Brotherly Love: Friar Bikes 500 Miles For Poor

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.

08/05/2015

Brotherly Love: Market Owner Surprises Family With Food For A Year

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.

07/29/2015

Brotherly Love: Apartment Starter Kit Helps The Homeless

Volunteers of America, or VOA for short, serves 13,000 people, many homeless, every year.

07/22/2015

Brotherly Love: Free Yoga For Veterans, By A Veteran

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.

07/15/2015

Brotherly Love: Delivering Words On Wheels

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.

07/08/2015

Brotherly Love: Food Pantry Needs A Boost

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.

07/01/2015

Community College of Philadelphia’s 50th Anniversary Scholars Program

Dr. Donald Guy Generals shared some information with Ukee Washington.

06/23/2015

Univ. Of Delaware Scientist Helps Solve Mystery Of M.I.A.s

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.

05/01/2015

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