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 woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in Lawrence County that ended with the death of a police officer, was sentenced to prison Wednesday morning.
A battle is brewing in Butler County over the “In God We Trust” motto.
A Beaver County man is accused of taking $26,000 from a local VFW over five years.
Police tell a Pittsburgh man who is battling cancer that his beloved Siberian husky, a pet that went missing from his yard in the fall, was put down last month and will not be returning home.
Come spring, some changes may be coming to the city of Connellsville, Fayette County.
Emergency officials have been called to a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Collier Township.
The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off Saturday at 10 a.m.
A judge sentenced a bus driver today in connection with a deadly crash involving a freight train in Butler County.
Allegheny County Police continue to investigate after a pedestrian accident in Clairton left one man dead Wednesday morning.
When a Brighton Heights woman welcomed her first child into the world at Magee-Womens Hospital back in June, she says she was violated and humiliated – fearing her baby would be taken away.
Four people were arrested in Washington County, after leading police on a chase starting in Carnegie.
From flat tires to egged and spray-painted houses and defaced traffic and municipal signs, the evidence is widespread.
A woman from West Virginia is accused of stealing $1 million from Bethany College, all to keep her alleged online affair a secret. But when she tried to end it, things turned worse.
Much of the country is dealing with the coldest temperatures in decades. With another snow storm headed this way this weekend, Pittsburghers will have to suffer through yet another deep freeze.
There are new concerns about the ice jams on the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.