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 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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School Investigating Fake Racist Hunting License Posted On Social Media

Officials in the Highlands School District are investigating an incident the superintendent described as being “unacceptable.”

12/02/2016

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Woodland Hills Supt.: Alleged Profanity-Laced Threat Won’t Factor Into Investigation

It’s a recording that has been played and replayed on newscasts and social media.

12/01/2016

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Woodland Hills H.S. Principal On Leave For Alleged Expletive & Threat-Filled Tirade

The Woodland Hills High School principal has been placed on administrative leave after a recording surfaced of him allegedly berating a student.

11/30/2016

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Special Education Student Records Principal During Alleged Expletive & Threat-Filled Tirade

The attorney representing a teenager and his mother wants the principal at Woodland Hills High School fired or at least reprimanded after a recording surfaced of him allegedly berating the boy.

11/29/2016

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Police: Woman Fights Off Uber Driver’s Sexual Advances

Police are investigating after a woman claims she had to fight off sexual advances by an Uber driver.

11/23/2016

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Jeannette Firefighters Use Helmet Cams To Show Obstacles, Dangers Of Fighting Fires

A fire was so intense and so difficult to fight in Westmoreland County, the Jeannette Fire Department wanted everyone to see what they were up against.

11/22/2016

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North Side Salon Owner Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner For Less Fortunate

A local hair stylist is giving back to the community in a big way.

11/22/2016

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Customers Say McKeesport Marathon Station Sold Them Bad Gas

Some claim there is bad gas being sold at the Marathon station in McKeesport.

11/18/2016

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Community Remembers Pregnant Woman Killed By Estranged Husband

Police say 28-year-old Dalia Sabae was shot and killed by her estranged husband on Nov. 10, she was pregnant with their son.

11/17/2016

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Thousands Line Canonsburg Streets To Pay Final Respects To Fallen Officer

A large crowd gathered in Canonsburg for Officer Scott Bashioum’s funeral procession.

11/16/2016

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Mother Of Man Who Fell To Death From Parking Garage Issues Plea For Help

The mother of the man who fell to his death Sunday from a downtown Pittsburgh garage talked about her son today and is making a plea for help.

11/15/2016

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Hundreds Attend Annual Veterans Day Parade Downtown

Today is Veterans Day. It’s the day we honor the men and women who’ve served our country.

11/11/2016

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Canonsburg Officer’s Death Leaves Community In Shock

People in Canonsburg were shocked and saddened to learn the news of Officer Scott Bashioum’s death.

11/10/2016

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Police Investigating Violent Video Showing Bullying Incident Over Ringtone

A bullying incident in the Chartiers Valley School District is getting a lot of attention.

11/08/2016

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McKeesport Police Try To Identify Suspects Seen Breaking Into Cars

Police in McKeesport are working to identify suspicious persons seen early Friday morning.

11/04/2016

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