Ukee Washington

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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.

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SummerFest: Many Long-Running Traditions In Hammonton

There are many long-running traditions in this Atlantic County town.

CBS 3–07/13/2018

Celebrating 50 Years Of Philadelphia Boys Choir

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.

CBS 3–06/22/2018

SummerFest: The Media 5 Mile

Every year, downtown Media is transformed into a running track.

CBS 3–06/15/2018

SummerFest: Why Media is ‘Everybody’s Hometown’

The borough of Media proudly declares itself “Everybody’s Hometown.”

CBS 3–06/15/2018

SummerFest: Meandering Around Media

This town of cobblestones and charm (and the Delaware County seat) is not even a square mile.

CBS 3–06/15/2018

crossing guard

Brotherly Love: Crossing Guard’s Word Of The Day

For years, a Delaware County crossing guard has been giving students a lesson on their way home.

CBS 3–05/09/2018

Brotherly Love: Theater Troupe Proving Possibility

In a few weeks, two years of rehearsal will come together on a South Jersey stage.

CBS 3–05/02/2018

Brotherly Love: Teaching Kids To Be Fearless

Brotherly Love: Teaching Kids To Be Fearless

Talking about fear isn’t easy. That’s why a young woman in Gloucester County is helping kids learn how to do it.

CBS 3–04/19/2018

Brotherly Love: Last Chance Repair Club

Brotherly Love: Last Chance Repair Club

Some students in Montgomery County want to help save the community money, so they’re having some fix-it fun.


Brotherly Love: Furnishing New Homes for Homeless

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.


Brotherly Love: Closet Full of Love for a Community

Brotherly Love: Closet Full of Love for a Community

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.


Ronald McDonald House's Austin Has A Message For Carson Wentz!

Ronald McDonald House’s Austin Has A Message For Carson Wentz!

Austin tells CBS3’s Ukee Washington that if Carson Wentz can get better, Austin can get better. 

CBS 3–03/26/2018

Brotherly Love: Spreading Yoga In Schools

A non-profit is teaching some Philadelphia public school children a technique they can use for the rest of their lives.


Brotherly Love: Different Abilities, One Team At Downingtown Dominators

Brotherly Love: Different Abilities, One Team At Downingtown Dominators

Ukee Washington spoke to a West Chester University freshman whose Chester County cheerleading team is blazing a trail.


Philly Principal Raises Money For Students To See ‘Black Panther’

A principal at a North Philadelphia school is helping her students see a film set to break box office records and ignite inspiration.


Brotherly Love: Free Gym Classes For People In Recovery

Volunteers are holding free exercise classes in Philadelphia to support people in recovery, encouraging each other to feel stronger than stigma.


Brotherly Love: Bakers Band Together To Share Sweets

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.


Brotherly Love: Collecting Toys for Boys and Girls Club

Brotherly Love: Collecting Toys for Boys and Girls Club

The CBS3 Joy of Sharing Toy Fest is collecting hundreds of gifts for excited children at the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County.


Cousins Ukee And Denzel Washington Talk Childhood Memories & Love For Philly

Ukee Washington and Denzel Washington talk about their family roots and their love for Philadelphia.


Brotherly Love: Teen Music Lounge

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.


Brotherly Love: Chesco Mom, Daughter Solve Missing Rings Mystery

Brotherly Love: Chesco Mom, Daughter Solve Missing Rings Mystery

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.

CBS 3–10/25/2017

Brotherly Love: Helmets 4 Hope

Brotherly Love: Helmets 4 Hope

Last year, a Delaware County family faced a large unexpected bill after their infant twin daughters were diagnosed with the same condition.


Brotherly Love: Man & Teen Become ‘Bald Brothers’

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.


Brotherly Love: The You Matter Marathon

A Montgomery County woman is holding a “marathon,” no running required, just a stack of cards and a smile.


‘Hot Single Female’ Sign Gets Hurricane Irma Victim Attention And Help

Teams from PPL traveled to Florida, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, to help restore power.


Brotherly Love Jenkintown Bands Join Hurricane Relief

Brotherly Love: Jenkintown Bands Join Hurricane Relief

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.


Brotherly Love: Kindergartners, Preschoolers Help Texas School Reboot

Some Chester County preschoolers and kindergarteners are helping a flooded Houston school get back on track. They understand what kids need.


Brotherly Love: Family's Colorful RV Houston-Bound

Brotherly Love: Family’s Colorful RV Houston-Bound

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.


Brotherly Love: Hunger Action Month

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.


Brotherly Love: Farming For A Food Bank

A farm in West Chester is showing how much good can be done on just a little land.