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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, women volunteers are putting on jeans and grabbing power tools to help Habitat for Humanity. They call it Women Build Week.
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.
Agnes Zhelesnik is officially the oldest living and working teacher in America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more than 20 years, a North Philadelphia high school has made it a mission to give its neighbors a good Thanksgiving.
48 children, between the ages of 7 months and 17 years, had their adoptions finalized Friday.
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.
A Havertown fourth grader is trying to make the world a better place with the power of words. Two words, to be exact.
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.
Eighth graders at a local school are packing with a purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
The brothers, their sister, and parents helped start the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation.
A local non-profit that feeds the hungry is itself in need. It’s getting by with the help of a lot of hands.
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.
A community in Gloucester County is throwing their all into helping a child with cancer.
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.
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.