Ukee Washington Biography
Ukee Washington (Real name- Ulysses Samuel Washington III) is an American news co-anchor for the weekday evening newscast on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born on August 20, 1958, in Philadelphia, United States of America.
Washington currently co-anchors two shows with Jessica Kartalija; Eyewitness News on CBS 3 at 5,6 and 11 PM and Eyewitness News on The CW Philly at 10PM on sister station WPSG-TV. Along with main anchors Natasha Brown & Alexandria Hoff, Washington also co-anchors the opening segment of CBS3@4.
Washington formerly co-anchored Eyewitness News This Morning on CBS and The CW Philly with Erika Von Tiehl, as well as Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi. Talk Philly aired weekdays at noon until June 29th 2015, when it was reverted to a regular newscast which was then anchored by the morning anchor team of Jim Donovan and Rahel Solomon. Just four days after hosting the final episode of Talk Philly on July 1st 2015, Washington was named the new co-anchor of Eyewitness News weeknight broadcasts. His appointment came just a day after lead anchor Chris May along with then-Chief Meteorologist Kathy Orr & Sports Director Beasley Reese, were fired by the station’s management.
Washington is an avid fan of the University of Richmond’s Spiders men’s basketball team where he is an alumni. He is an American citizen and is of African American Ethnicity.
Ukee Washington Parents | Denzel Washington
Ukee Washington was born on 20 August 1958 as Ulysses Samuel Washington III to Dr. Ulysses Samuel Washington, Jr. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA by his parents. His father is a noted professor and former football coach at Delaware State University.
Later, Washington stayed with his mother in Mt. Vernon, New York after his parents divorced. He used to visit his dad near Dillwyn during the summer even after his parents divorced. His father passed away on 25 October 2018 at the age of 98.
Washington is related to actor Denzel Washington. Himself and Denzel are second cousins, once removed. Washington came to know about his cousin when Denzel did the film, Philadelphia. Their relationship was revealed by Washington’s father. Washington was not ready to believe it at first but once he met Denzel, the two quickly became good friends.
Ukee Washington Wife
Washington is married to Laurie Washington, a physical therapist at BAYADA Home Health Care in Wilmington, Delaware. He spends his free time with his wife Laurie in Philadelphia, and relishes his cherished life her. There’s no other information publicly available about his marital relationship with Laurie, whether they have children or not as he tends to keep his personal life very private.
However, it is known that he resides with his wife in Philadelphia. During his free time, he makes up the lost time with his wife. The two go to the movies during the weekends which is enough that Washington shares a deep bond with his wife.Washington’s Photo
Ukee Washington Salary | Net Worth
Washington has earned his net worth from his professional career in media and networking field. He serves as a news anchor in CBS-3 Philadelphia. The average salary of the CBS-3 Philadelphia News Anchor is $62,438 per year. However, Washington’s specific salary and net worth is not publicly known but his net worth may range from thousands and more amount.
Ukee Washington Age
Born on August 20, 1958, in Philadelphia, U.S., Ukee Washington is 60 years old as of 2018. Presently, he co-anchors two shows with Jessica Kartalija; Eyewitness News on CBS 3 at 5,6 and 11 PM and Eyewitness News on The CW Philly at 10PM on sister station WPSG-TV.
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Ukee Washington Interview
What’s your schedule like for the show?
Ukee Washington: I’m a morning person. I’ve turned into one since ’96. I go to bed between 7:30 and 8 o’clock every night, and I get up at 2:35 in the morning. I’m in the shop by 3:40 a.m. I write, I talk to the producers, I do the show from 4:30 to 9, take a 45-minute break, then start preparing for the noon show, Talk Philly.
On a normal day, I’m usually leaving the building by 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Sometimes I’ll stay in the shop and prepare for the next day or two and won’t get out until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. That makes for a long day.
Local media has seen some major changes in recent years. What is your take on this, and what does this mean for journalism?
UW: It’s amazing, between the equipment, the newsgathering, social media, the entire presentation — it’s just incredible.
People just have so many options now compared to what they had back in the day. Back in the day, they just had newspapers, magazines, and television.
Now we have Twitter, we have Facebook, we have Instagram — just to get the word out and get involved in the community. Now everything is 24/7. It’s nonstop. I like that, but I’m still old school. I like to meet people face-to-face, I like to shake a hand, I like to look people right in the eye, and I’ll always be that way.
How did you get into acting?
UW: I tell people that it must be in my DNA. My cousin is Denzel Washington, and our families are from Buckingham, Va. We didn’t grow up together, and I didn’t realize we were related until ’82 when my dad told me after he did his first movie.
I didn’t believe it, but I later found out it was true, and we met in the late ’80s, early ’90s when he was here filming Philadelphia with Tom Hanks. It seems to be in my blood. I love it, but I’m stereotyped — I always play a broadcaster.
Denzel put me in The Manchurian Candidate. I’ve also been in four M. Night Shyamalan films. It’s fun, and people seem to get a kick out of it.
How did you get involved with Shyamalan?
UW: We became friends. He’s from the area, and he watched me on television. He’s made some spooky films from time to time. I’ve been in four out of the six, and I couldn’t be in the others just because of my schedule.
I believe he’s doing another film this September, but I haven’t heard from him yet. Bruce Willis is supposed to be here for it, so that should be interesting. I’ll be covering it, but I’m not sure if I’ll be in it.
Should you really get the Philly cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz?
UW: “Wid Whiz,” as the saying goes. Gotta have it, and if you are like me, a touch of mayo kicks things up a notch! Not too many are into it, but that’s how I grew up.