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Brenda Waters

waters 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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Local Man’s Wait For Heart Transplant Continues

A 51-year-old man we’ve been following as he waits for a heart transplant still has not gotten the call yet.

11 hours ago

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Beaver Co. Daycare Scrambles To Find New Location

The Kid Country Child Development Center has been in the same building for 14 years.

11 hours ago

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Infant Undergoes Surgery After Being Struck By Bullet In Saltsburg

State police are investigating after a baby was reportedly grazed by a bullet and injured Thursday night in Indiana County.

09/25/2014

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SUV Hits Car, Crashes Into Monroeville Muffler Shop

Repairs are being made to a Monroeville business after a vehicle drove through their doors early Thursday morning.

09/25/2014

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Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In McKeesport

Detectives with Allegheny County Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man.

09/24/2014

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PennDOT Plans To Replace More Than 500 Bridges

Construction crews will be busy over the next four years, replacing more than 500 bridges around Pennsylvania.

09/23/2014

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3-Alarm Fire Damages 2 South Oakland Homes

Fire crews had their hands full with a quick-moving fire in South Oakland Friday morning.

09/19/2014

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Erie Co. Reports 2 More Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus D68

A respiratory virus is affecting children across the country and experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg.

09/17/2014

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1 Dead In Birmingham Bridge Crash

Police are looking into a deadly crash along the Oakland side of the Birmingham Bridge.

09/16/2014

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Man Rescued From Burning Apartment In McCandless

A three-alarm fire engulfed an apartment building in McCandless, and one man had to be rescued from the flames.

09/15/2014

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Parents Of Girls Killed By Falling Dresser Headed To Trial

The parents of two young girls who were killed when a dresser fell on top of them while they were playing were in court today for a hearing.

09/11/2014

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Police Confiscate Cache Of Weapons After Alleged Road Rage Incident

A .22-caliber revolver pistol, an SKS assault rifle, a .40-caliber pistol and ammo.

09/10/2014

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2 Officers Injured, Man Arrested After Beaver Co. Chase

Two officers were injured following a police chase in Beaver County Monday afternoon.

09/10/2014

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Suspect Sentenced After 2013 Shootout With Police

A man who shot a police officer during a foot chase last year was sentenced Thursday morning.

09/04/2014

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Assaulted On Local Trail

A man is behind bars after attacking a woman along the river trail on the North Shore.

09/03/2014

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