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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Vigil To Be Held For Boy, 2, On Life-Support After Near-Drowning

A vigil will be held tonight for a 2-year-old child that nearly drowned in Washington County last week.

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Boy, 2, Hospitalized After Near-Drowning In Backyard Pool

A 2-year-old boy was flown from Canonsburg Hospital Thursday to Children’s Hospital.

07/31/2015

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Little Girl In Need Of Liver Transplant Doing Well In Recovery

She’s dealt with more ups and downs than most people five times her age.

07/30/2015

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Local Woman Giving Her Dad A Life-Saving Gift

A local woman is giving her dad a late Father’s Day gift. It won’t be wrapped in fancy paper with a bow, but it will save his life.

07/29/2015

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City Spraying Pesticide In West End After Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile

With the news that samples of mosquitoes from Pittsburgh’s West End tested positive for West Nile Virus, local health officials have taken action.

07/28/2015

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Carrick Burger King Robbed At Gunpoint

Police are looking for two men who robbed the Burger King in Carrick at gunpoint.

07/24/2015

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Nanny Accused Of Stealing From Penguins Star Facing New Theft Charges

The woman accused of stealing from Penguins star Chris Kunitz while working as a nanny, has been charged again.

07/23/2015

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Route 8 Shut Down After Crash

Part of Route 8 is shut down after a bad accident.

07/23/2015

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“Hero” Who Saved Girl In East Liberty Target Stabbing Rampage Being Sued

It was two years ago when a homeless man attacked a teenage girl inside the Target store in East Liberty.

07/16/2015

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Feds Say They Have Shut Down ‘Darkode’ Malware Marketplace

The Justice Department says it has shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could steal information from computer systems.

07/15/2015

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Liver Transplant Patient’s Mom Thankful As Community Supports Blood Drive

The Pittsburgh community has come through after a special request from a sick little boy and his family. It all came together Friday at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

07/10/2015

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Donations Still Needed As Washington City Mission Rebuilds After Fire

It was one month ago today when a midnight fire raced through the Washington City Mission.

07/09/2015

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Salvation Army Co-Workers Reunite After Kidney Transplant, Both Doing Well

It has been nearly a month since a Salvation Army employee gave a co-worker a second chance at life.

07/07/2015

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Police Looking For Suspect In Lawrenceville Attempted Luring

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a possible child luring in Lawrenceville.

06/26/2015

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Police: 3-Year-Old Kicked, Made To Wear Urine-Soaked Underwear On Head

The charges on the criminal complaint jump out to you.

06/25/2015

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