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.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson)

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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M.E. Working To Identify Body Found In Ohio River Near Neville Island

Officials are working to identify a man’s body that was found on a Neville Island riverbank Wednesday morning.

06/24/2015

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Tracing Their Roots: Records Of Newly-Freed Slaves Being Released 150 Years After Emancipation Day

Today is June 19th, often referred to as “Juneteenth” or Emancipation Day.

06/19/2015

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Driver Shot, Crashes Car Into Concrete Wall In Marshall-Shadeland

A man was wounded in a shooting while he was driving on the city’s North Side late Thursday night.

06/19/2015

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Police Search For Woman Who Robbed Forest Hills Bank

Police are looking for the woman who robbed a bank in Forest Hills Thursday afternoon.

06/18/2015

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Police: Elderly Man Found Dead Inside Kennedy Twp. Home May Have Been Robbery Victim

Police are investigating after an elderly man was found dead inside his home this afternoon in Kennedy Township.

06/16/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of 3rd-Degree Murder In 2014 McKeesport Shooting

A man has been found guilty in connection with a fatal shooting in McKeesport.

06/16/2015

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Woman Injured After Crashing Into Parked Car, Tree In Ross Twp.

One woman was injured after hitting a parked car and crashing into a tree in Ross Township Tuesday morning.

06/16/2015

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Community Rallying Around Washington Mission After Fire

Earlier this week, a devastating fire badly damaged a homeless shelter and put the good work they do for the less fortunate on hold.

06/12/2015

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Man Jailed Overnight For Being ‘Self-Centered Jerk’ During Jury Duty

A pizza shop owner spent a night in jail for being a “self-centered jerk.”

06/10/2015

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Pleasant Hills Police Investigating Attempted Child Luring

Police are investigating an alleged attempted child luring in Pleasant Hills.

06/10/2015

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Salvation Army Employees Doing Well After Kidney Transplant Surgery

It was a big day for two Salvation Army employees. Kate Esker and Mike Riemer both underwent surgery at Allegheny General Hospital on Tuesday, and are recovering well. Esker donated a kidney to Riemer.

06/09/2015

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Mine Subsidence Likely To Blame For Lawrence Co. Road Collapses

Mine subsidence is likely to blame for recent road collapses in Lawrence County.

06/09/2015

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Salvation Army Employee Donates Kidney To Co-Worker

Michael Riemer, Director of Emergency Disaster Services at The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division, is to receive a kidney Tuesday from co-worker Kate Esker.

06/08/2015

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