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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Charges Dismissed Against Father In Wilkinsburg Child Endangerment Case

The parents of an 11-month-old baby boy charged with endangering the welfare of a child appeared in court Thursday where a video presented at their hearing helped to clear the father.

12/18/2014

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Woman Testifies Against Boyfriend During Child Endangerment Hearing

A Wilkinsburg couple charged with endangering the welfare of children appeared in court today, where things got emotional during a preliminary hearing.

12/18/2014

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Duo Charged With Embezzling Over $100K From Volunteer Fire Dept.

The former treasurer and president of a Washington County volunteer fire department have been charged with embezzling over $100,000 from the department.

12/16/2014

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Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting 2 Dogs To Stand Trial

A man accused of shooting two dogs in the head and leaving them to die in a Beaver County park will stand trial.

12/12/2014

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Elderly Man Struck, Killed In Butler County Parking Lot

A trip to get a haircut turned deadly, after a man walking across a parking lot was hit by a car in Butler County.

12/11/2014

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Man Arrested In Shaking Death Of Infant

Police have arrested a man accused of shaking his girlfriend’s baby so severely the baby died, and it wasn’t the first time he was accused of abuse.

12/10/2014

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Airport Opening Airmall To Public For One-Day Only Holiday Shopping Event

The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport will be open to the public on Saturday for holiday shopping.

12/05/2014

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Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect In Ross Twp. Attempted Robbery

Police in Ross Township have released surveillance video and photos in an attempted robbery and shooting at a Ross Township business.

12/04/2014

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Councilwoman Proposing Changes To Animal Care Ordinances

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris is proposing changes to the city’s animal care ordinances.

12/02/2014

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Ice, Snow Close Parkway West On Black Friday Morning

The Parkway West and Fort Pitt Tunnel inbound remain closed due to icy conditions.

11/28/2014

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2nd Suspect Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Murder Of Beaver Co. Couple

A man convicted of killing a Beaver County couple will serve two life sentences for his role in the murder.

11/25/2014

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Police Investigating Possible Cemetery Scam

Police are investigating a possible cemetery scam in Kittanning.

11/21/2014

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Memorial Held For WVU Student Who Died Following Frat Incident

Today is a somber day at West Virginia University. A freshman student, who died after being found unresponsive in a frat house, is being remembered

11/20/2014

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Woman Charged In Cousin’s Shooting Released From Jail

A woman charged in the shooting death of her cousin in Upper Saint Clair is now out of jail, released just hours after she waived a preliminary hearing.

11/14/2014

(Source: Armstrong County Jail)

Police: Man Conned Woman For $15K With Cancer Tale

State police say a western Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago has since conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer.

11/13/2014

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