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.
There are many long-running traditions in this Atlantic County town.
To celebrate 50 years of existence of the To celebrate 50 years of existence of the Philadelphia Boys Choir, a group of original reunited for a classic tune.
Every year, downtown Media is transformed into a running track.
The borough of Media proudly declares itself “Everybody’s Hometown.”
This town of cobblestones and charm (and the Delaware County seat) is not even a square mile.
For years, a Delaware County crossing guard has been giving students a lesson on their way home.
In a few weeks, two years of rehearsal will come together on a South Jersey stage.
Talking about fear isn’t easy. That’s why a young woman in Gloucester County is helping kids learn how to do it.
Some students in Montgomery County want to help save the community money, so they’re having some fix-it fun.
It’s always good news when someone can move out of a homeless shelter and into their own space, but they’re usually starting from scratch, without furniture or household goods.
A dusty classroom has been converted to a place that can feed and clothe a community, and a Philadelphia teenager was a big part of it.
Austin tells CBS3’s Ukee Washington that if Carson Wentz can get better, Austin can get better.
A non-profit is teaching some Philadelphia public school children a technique they can use for the rest of their lives.
Ukee Washington spoke to a West Chester University freshman whose Chester County cheerleading team is blazing a trail.
A principal at a North Philadelphia school is helping her students see a film set to break box office records and ignite inspiration.
Volunteers are holding free exercise classes in Philadelphia to support people in recovery, encouraging each other to feel stronger than stigma.
About a year ago, a Center City woman turned her love of baking into a citywide project. She gave home bakers a way to channel their cooking to bring a smile to refugees and the needy.
The CBS3 Joy of Sharing Toy Fest is collecting hundreds of gifts for excited children at the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County.
Ukee Washington and Denzel Washington talk about their family roots and their love for Philadelphia.
A popular music non-profit is offering something new for young people that doesn’t require a long commitment, just a few hours on a Friday.
A woman in Kentucky got the surprise of her life when she recently got a message from Pennsylvania, an answer to a mystery at least 20 years old.
Last year, a Delaware County family faced a large unexpected bill after their infant twin daughters were diagnosed with the same condition.
A Philadelphia man who befriended a teenager with cancer wanted to fulfill a promise to him. You could say, he put his head in his hands.
A Montgomery County woman is holding a “marathon,” no running required, just a stack of cards and a smile.
Teams from PPL traveled to Florida, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, to help restore power.
As yet another hurricane winds through the Caribbean, a group of Jenkintown musicians is throwing a concert to raise money to help the victims of these devastating storms.
Some Chester County preschoolers and kindergarteners are helping a flooded Houston school get back on track. They understand what kids need.
Later this week, a family from Pennsylvania is saying goodbye to its beloved 1989 RV. We were there as contractors and volunteers worked to make the RV into a real home for a family in Texas.
Hunger Action Month starts September 1. Earlier this month, we saw a real drive to help in Gloucester City, where hope came to the Crescent Mobile Home Park.
A farm in West Chester is showing how much good can be done on just a little land.