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.
A man convicted of killing a Beaver County couple will serve two life sentences for his role in the murder.
Police are investigating a possible cemetery scam in Kittanning.
Today is a somber day at West Virginia University. A freshman student, who died after being found unresponsive in a frat house, is being remembered
A woman charged in the shooting death of her cousin in Upper Saint Clair is now out of jail, released just hours after she waived a preliminary hearing.
State police say a western Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago has since conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer.
A day after a dog was mauled and killed in a city park; the city councilmember who represents the area is calling for more signage and possibly the presence of park rangers.
After nearly a half-dozen bomb threats at a Greene County high school, state police say they have made an arrest in some of the threats.
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Scott Township.
The district attorney is expected to announce a “significant development” in the 2013 murder of a Mercer County businessman.
Sure, you’re still nibbling on Halloween candy, but it’s almost time to focus on another holiday event that turns Downtown Pittsburgh into a sea of entertainment and activities… the 54th Annual Light Up Night.
Firefighters were called to a home in Scott Township after it went up in flames.
Things got a little hot and smoky Tuesday morning at the Brentwood Borough Building and everyone had to be evacuated.
A jury deliberating the sentence for a man convicted of killing a local couple was deadlocked on its decision.
The same jury that convicted a Pittsburgh man for the murder of a Beaver Falls couple heard testimony Wednesday about whether he should live or die for the crime.
As Andrew Patterson left the magistrate’s office in Monroeville Tuesday, the one-time church volunteer hid his face.