Who is CBS’ Ukee Washington?
Ukee Washington is an American broadcast journalist. He is assigned the duties of co-anchoring CBS News Philadelphia at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. alongside Jessica Kartalija as well as CBS News Philadelphia Now at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly 57. He is also the host of the “Brotherly Love” segment where he highlights people who contribute positively to their respective communities.
Before embarking on his current role, Washington co-anchored the opening segment of CBS3 @ 4 pm together with Natasha Brown and Alexandria Hoff. It wasn’t until May 2020 when this role came to an end after his two colleagues were relieved of their duties temporarily owing to some changes in the company.
Ukee Washington is a Native of Pennsylvania
Ukee whose birth name is Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington III was born on August 20, 1958, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is 65 years old as of 2023.
Ukee Washington Height
Washington stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Ukee Washington Wife
Ukee is married to his longtime girlfriend, Laurie Washington. The couple prefers to keep their love affair away from the public eye. As a result, it is not known whether or not the couple has children together. Although Laurie doesn’t have a social media profile, all we know about her is that she is a physical therapist at BAYADA Home Health Care in Wilmington, Delaware.
Ukee Washington’s Salary and Net Worth
Washington earns an average salary of $87,738. His wages have increased significantly over the years that he has worked in mainstream media. His net worth ranges between $1 million and $3 million. He has built his net worth primarily from his career.
Ukee Washington CBS
Ukee started working for CBS in July 1986 as a sports anchor. Ten years later, he was assigned a new role, to the news desk as an early morning and noon anchor. He developed his skills throughout the years and he has established himself as one of the best broadcasters.
July 2015 remains one of his favorite seasons because he was promoted to anchor of the evening editions after years of hard work and dedication.
Since then, Ukee has played a prominent role in a number of the most iconic stories in the area, including the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, the 2016 DNC held in Philadelphia, and the historic 2015 visit of Pope Francis to the city.
The adaptable anchor has also done a wide range of jobs, including anchoring the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Forum and visiting a prisoner to speak with a high school classmate who is serving a death sentence.
In 2013, 2014, and 2016, Ukee made three appearances as a guest co-host on THE TALK, a well-liked talk show on the CBS network.
Apart from his regular anchor responsibilities, he offers viewers “Keepin’ It Reel,” a unique portion of the morning show in which he previews one of the upcoming theatrical releases and conducts interviews with the directors and stars of the movies.
Additionally, Washington was the host of the local teen affairs talk show “Rap Around,” which covered subjects including prom dresses, race, and having a sibling. He assembled a special report on the ongoing controversy surrounding the Philadelphia Experiment in 2004.