Ukee Washington (born August 20, 1958) is an American news co-anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s weekday evening newscast. He currently hosts Eyewitness News on CBS 3 at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. with Jessica Kartalija, as well as Eyewitness News on The CW Philly at 10 p.m. on sister station WPSG-TV.
Ukee Washington Net worth – $6 million
Ukee Washington Net worth – American journalist and broadcaster has a net worth of $6 million. He is a cousin to actor Denzel Washington.
|Net worth||$6 million|
|Date of Birth||August 20, 1958|
|Age||64 years (2022)|
Washington co-anchored CBS3@4’s opening segment with main anchors Natasha Brown and Alexandria Hoff until May 2020, when Brown and Hoff were abruptly removed from their anchor roles on the show.
The move came as a result of layoffs caused by corporate restructuring in the wake of both Viacom’s and the station’s parent company CBS Corporation merging to form ViacomCBS in December 2019 and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though neither Brown nor Hoff were laid off from the station.
Kartalija was joined to the team to co-anchor the show with Washington until October 2021. In that month, Brown was reinstated as the sole anchor of the 4 p.m. newscast until November 15, 2021, when she will be joined by former WMAQ-TV sports anchor Siafa Lewis. After six years at CBS3, Hoff left the station in August 2021 and now works for Fox News as a general assignment reporter.
Washington previously co-anchored CBS 3’s Eyewitness News This Morning and The CW Philly with Erika von Tiehl, as well as the hybrid news and entertainment program Talk Philly with Pat Ciarrocchi, which aired weekdays at noon until it was cancelled and reverted to a regular newscast on June 29, 2015, which was anchored by von Tiehl until she left the station in March 2016.
Washington was named the new co-anchor of Eyewitness News weeknight broadcasts on July 1, 2015, just four days after hosting the final episode of Talk Philly, and a day after lead anchor Chris May was fired by station management, along with then-Chief Meteorologist Kathy Orr and Sports Director Beasley Reece.
Ulysses S. Washington, a noted professor and former football coach at Delaware State University, is Washington’s father. Nate Allen of the Philadelphia Eagles is his godson. Denzel Washington, the actor, is Washington’s second cousin.
Washington is a fan of the University of Richmond Spiders men’s basketball team, having attended the university.