Brenda Waters

waters brenda web 2015 Brenda WatersHave a positive day. That’s how Brenda Waters ends the weekend morning newscast she anchors.

She earned an Emmy for a segment called “On A Positive Note,” where she profiled local unsung heroes.

Brenda’s work has earned her several other honors, including “Who’s Who Among Black Americans” and two Associated Press awards.

In addition, Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District has honored Brenda twice as one of 100 outstanding women in the community.

Brenda received the Cecile B. Springer Womenpower Award recognizing women as superior role models in our society.

She has also been named a woman of distinction by the Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Courier also named Brenda among its 50 Women of Excellence in 2008.

Active in the community, Brenda serves on the Sickle Cell Anemia Board, Small Seeds Board and POWER Board. She volunteers her time and makes contributions to several organizations including Myriam’s Women’s Shelter, Lydia’s Place and Women Inc. of Southwestern Pennsylvania and P.O.W.E.R. Brenda also speaks at local schools and churches.

She received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland and a master’s degree at American University.

She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and raised in Washington, DC by parents who told her…”the only time you look down at someone is when you are reaching down to pick them up.”

In her spare time Brenda enjoys reading, singing (when no one is around) and never leaves home without an audio book in the car.

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Fayette Co. Woman Accused Of Stealing $24K From Youth Football League

A Fayette County woman is accused of stealing from children who play football for the Albert Gallatin Youth Football League.

05/22/2015

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Weight Loss Camps Rising In Popularity

A local woman, whose teenage son was overweight, decided she wasn’t going to let him go through life that way.

05/22/2015

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Suspicious Device Prompts Evacuations, Early Dismissal At Shaler High School

Police are evacuating Shaler High School in Shaler Township due to a bomb threat.

05/20/2015

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Emaciated Dog Nursed Back To Health, Seeking Loving Home

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is looking for a loving home for an emaciated dog that has been nursed back to health.

05/19/2015

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Resale Of Adopted Yorkie Worries Animal Rescue League

The Animal Rescue League was inundated with phone calls and requests to adopt the 18 Yorkies whose owner passed away.

05/15/2015

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At Least 13 Cars Off Tracks In Hazelwood Train Derailment

Emergency crews have been called to a train derailment in Hazelwood.

05/14/2015

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Man Guilty On All Charges For 2013 Route 28 Fatal Crash

A man has been found guilty on all charges stemming from a DUI crash in 2013, which left a teenager dead.

05/13/2015

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Boy Playing With Lighter Reportedly Sparks Beaver Falls House Fire

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that swept through a home in Beaver County this afternoon.

05/12/2015

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Expect Changes If You’re Headed To Kennywood

If you plan to come to Kennywood this weekend, expect some changes.

05/08/2015

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Residents Upset With Butler District’s Decision To Close Schools

The Butler Area School Board is hoping to save the district $3.5 million by closing some schools and consolidating others.

05/07/2015

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Scam Suspect Accused Of Going Door-To-Door With Daughter, Claiming To Sell Girl Scout Cookies

Who can resist buying Girl Scout cookies, not many of us, even if we don’t eat them.

05/06/2015

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Ligonier Officer Killed In Crash Leaves Behind A Big Void In Community

A local police officer, who lost his life in a crash this morning, will be sorely missed in the community.

05/05/2015

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Lawsuit: Woman Hurt By Nightclub DJ’s Bad Crowd Surfing

A Pittsburgh woman is suing a nightclub where she says a disc jockey’s failed attempt at crowd surfing fractured her pelvis.

05/01/2015

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Beaver Bus Driver Banned After Allegedly Threatening To Shoot Kids

A Beaver Area School district bus driver has been banned after allegedly threatening students on his bus Wednesday.

04/30/2015

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Police: Teen Lied About Being Sexually Assaulted In Park, Will Face Charges

A teenager who claimed she was sexually assaulted in a Washington County park earlier this month will now face charges after state police say they determined the allegations were false.

04/29/2015

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