Ukee Washington is co-anchor with Jessica Dean of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. He and Jessica also co-anchor 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 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. Ukee even guest co-hosted on daytime’s popular network talk show, CBS’s 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 has been named to both the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2015) and the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame (2008). In 2017, Philadelphia’s City Council named him a “Living Legend.”
A man’s walk to raise money for CHOP went a lot further than he ever dreamed.
A charity bike ride in Philadelphia later this month has a different and dandy dress code.
Palmyra Police Officers who responded to the theft were deeply touched by the victim so they decided to do something wonderful.
On the day CBS3 reporter Walt Hunter retired, anchor Ukee Washington surprised him with a story inspired by a photo on Walt’s desk.
CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington talked with senior investigative reporter Walt Hunter about his illustrious career and his retirement from CBS3.
In Montgomery County, there’s a food cupboard that’s been helping people for decades.
A local foundation has spent two decades giving those families the help they need.
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.
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.
A Philadelphia man is reaching out to cancer patients to give them some good cheer.
A Bucks County fashion designer, inspired by her artistic grandniece, is featuring the work of disabled children.
Young disabled adults often struggle to find a job, so some parents created job training for them by opening a store.
Kate Bilo was the first one to meet Ronnie Coffey.
It all started with parents who want their kids to enjoy young adulthood like everyone else: on the dance floor.
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.