Ukee Washington Biography
Ukee Washington is an American anchor/reporter working at CBS3 Philadelphia. He serves as the co-anchor of Eyewitness News on CBS 3 at 4,5,6 and 11 PM.
Ukee Washington Age
Ukee was born Ulysses Samuel Washington III on August 20, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 64 years old as of 2021.
Ukee Washington Height
Washington stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Ukee Washington Family
Washington is the son of Ulysses S Washington, a noted professor and former football coach at Delaware State University, his mother Ukee was born to Ulysses S. Washington. He is the godfather of Nate Allen, Philadelphia Eagles’ safety. Ukee is the second cousin of actor Denzel Washington. He grew up in West Philadelphia, where he was a celebrated athlete.
Ukee Washington Wife
He is married to Laurie Washington, a physical therapist at BAYADA. It is not known whether the couple has children or not. He’s made his home in Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife.
Ukee Washington Net Worth
Washington has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Ukee Washington Salary
Washington earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Ukee Washington Career
Washington serves at CBS3 Philadelphia as the co-anchor of Eyewitness News on CBS 3 at 4,5,6 and 11 PM. He also co-anchors Eyewitness News on The CW Philly at 10 PM on sister station WPSG-TV. Ukee joined the Channel 3 news team as a sports anchor in July 1986. In 1996, he moved over to the news desk as an early morning and noon anchor. In July 2015, he was promoted to anchor of the evening editions of Eyewitness News.
Since then, Ukee has been at the forefront of some of the most memorable stories in the country, including Super Storm Sandy in 2012, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016, and the landmark visit of Pope Francis to the city in 2015.
Furthermore, the flexible duties of the anchor have ranged from covering the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Debate to going behind bars to interviewing a high school classmate on death row. Ukee has also hosted guests three times, in 2013, 2014, and 2016, on the famous CBS network talk show, THE TALK.
As a youngster, music was his other passion. He traveled to Russia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark, and Mexico as a member of the “elite” Philadelphia Boys Choir to sing. In his broadcasting career as the host of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s live telecasts and his live coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games from Nagano, Japan, both experiences proved helpful.
Ukee was a sports anchor at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and at WSB-TV in Atlanta prior to coming home to the Philadelphia area. He has been elected to both the 2015 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the 2008 Philadelphia Television Pioneers Hall of Fame among his honors.
In February 2017, during its special Black History Month observance, Philadelphia’s City Council reiterated what most of us already suspected, calling Ukee a “Living Legend”. When coming to his education, is a grad of Dover High School in Delaware, and a graduate of Richmond University.
Ukee Washington CBS 3 – KYW
Washington is working at CBS 3 where he works alongside other famous CBS 3 anchors and reporters including;
- Matt Peterson
- Lauren Casey
- Kate Bilo
- Llarisa Abreu
- Joe Holden
- Jim Donovan
- Jan Carabeo
- Janelle Burrell
- Jessica Kartalija
Ukee Washington Social Media Platforms
Ukee is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 17.6k followers on Twitter and over 17k followers on Facebook.