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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Doctor Issues Warning As Region Braces For Heat Wave

Today begins a stretch of 90 or 90-plus degree days, entering us in an official heat wave.


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Police: Girl Shot In Knoxville Pronounced Dead, Case Now A Homicide

Police say they are now classifying a shooting in Knoxville last weekend that left a 6-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head as a homicide.


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Family, Friends Hoping For Miracle After Young Girl Shot In Knoxville

An entire community is praying for the little girl who was shot in the head Sunday night as she walked home with her babysitter in Knoxville.


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Man Arrested In Young Girl’s Shooting Claims Gun ‘Started Going Crazy’

A man arrested in connection with a shooting that left a young girl critically injured claims he was trying to scare off another man when his gun “started going crazy.”


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Police Arrest Carrick Man In Shooting That Critically Injured Young Girl

Pittsburgh Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a shooting in Knoxville over the weekend that critically injured a 6-year-old girl.


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National Aviary Officials Searching For Escaped Vulture

The search is on for a missing bird from the National Aviary on the North Side.


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Tarentum Teen Hit By Car While Playing Pokémon Go

A teenager is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car while playing Pokemon Go.


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Man Charged With Holding Wife Hostage For 2 Weeks Over Text Messages

A Washington County man is facing charges for allegedly holding his wife hostage for nearly two weeks because of text messages found on her phone.


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Storms Cause Flash Flooding In Southern Allegheny Co.

Heavy rains from Thursday night’s storms caused some flash flooding in parts of the area.


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Boy, 4, Recovering After Being Pulled From Scott Twp. Pool

A 4-year-old child is recovering today after being rescued from the community pool in Scott Township Wednesday evening.


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Hazelwood Hostage Situation Ends Peacefully

Police and the SWAT team were called to the scene of a hostage situation in Hazelwood Friday morning.


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21 Cyclists Embark On 335-Mile Ride For Veterans

The South Side had a patriotic look Thursday morning when bikers dressed in red, white and blue took off for the nation’s capital on a mission called 335 Miles for Veterans.


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Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Youth Football League Leaders

A man has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to local youth football league leaders.


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One Man Injured In West Deer Township House Fire

One man was burned in an early Wednesday morning house fire in West Deer Township.


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PennDOT Hopes To Reopen West Carson Street For Wednesday Evening Commute

Part of West Carson Street of the South Shore is closed after a landslide Tuesday morning.




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