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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Police Investigating Fatal West Mifflin Shooting

Police are investigating an early Thursday morning fatal shooting in West Mifflin.

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Police Investigating Fatal Washington Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Washington County early Wednesday morning.

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Weather Played Role In Natural Gas Problems In California Borough

Hundreds of homes in Washington County are without gas and heat, but no one is sure why.

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Man Sought In Connection With Beaver Co. Robbery

Police need help in tracking down a violent robber in Beaver County.

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Police Investigating After 2-Month-Old Found Unresponsive, Dies

Police are investigating after a 2-month-old child was found unresponsive on the South Side Slopes Wednesday morning.

02/25/2015

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Woman Wanted In Connection With Ohio Murder Shoots Self In Beaver Co.

A woman wanted in connection with the murder of the Cleveland Police Chief’s brother attempted to commit suicide in Beaver County Tuesday morning.

02/24/2015

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Fox Chapel Parent A Life Saver On Days When School’s Cancelled

Finding child care can be a real issue when school’s cancelled, but parents still have to go to work.

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Ringgold H.S. Employee Investigated For Inappropriate Contact With Student

An employee at Ringgold High School is being investigated for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student.

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Police: Arrested Plum Teacher Met Female Student Outside Of School Several Times

A second teacher from the Plum Borough School District has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

02/18/2015

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East Hills Parents Demanding Answers After Students Left Stranded At Bus Stop

Parents are demanding answers after they say some school children were left out in the cold temperatures this morning waiting for their school bus in the East Hills.

02/17/2015

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Advocacy Groups Have Mixed Reactions To “50 Shades Of Grey”

It’s steaming up the big screen.

02/13/2015

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Asst. Police Chief Speaks Out After Shooting Outside Her Home

The Assistant Chief of the Pittsburgh Police is speaking out after three teens were shot outside of her house.

02/12/2015

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Police Investigate After Student Claims He Was Attacked By Teacher

Police are investigating after a student claims he was attacked by a teacher at his Washington County school.

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Monessen Middle School Students Given ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Puzzles

Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students.

02/11/2015

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Scammers Impersonate Beaver Co. Sheriff In Fake IRS Scheme

Tax season isn’t just a busy time for people trying to get their returns – it’s also a busy time for scammers.

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