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.
Police are investigating an early Thursday morning fatal shooting in West Mifflin.
Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Washington County early Wednesday morning.
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Police need help in tracking down a violent robber in Beaver County.
Police are investigating after a 2-month-old child was found unresponsive on the South Side Slopes Wednesday morning.
A woman wanted in connection with the murder of the Cleveland Police Chief’s brother attempted to commit suicide in Beaver County Tuesday morning.
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An employee at Ringgold High School is being investigated for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student.
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It’s steaming up the big screen.
The Assistant Chief of the Pittsburgh Police is speaking out after three teens were shot outside of her house.
Police are investigating after a student claims he was attacked by a teacher at his Washington County school.
Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students.
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