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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Steelers’ Family Members Host Bone Marrow Drive For Aliquippa Football Player

Family members of Pittsburgh Steelers players are pitching in to help an Aliquippa High School football player in need of a bone marrow transplant.


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Police: Beaver Co. Woman ODs On Heroin While Watching Toddler

A woman from Beaver County is accused of overdosing on heroin at her New Sewickley Township home while her toddler-aged son was asleep.


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Accident Closes Outbound Parkway East Near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

An accident has closed part of the Parkway East near the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.


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Pittsburgh Has Good Reason For Premature Christmas Decor

Folks are used to retailers putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween, but why is it happening on downtown Pittsburgh streets?


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Moon Area High School Teen Dies In His Sleep

Michael Trella was a sophomore at Moon Area High School and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.


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State Police Investigating Mt. Pleasant Twp. Attempted Child Luring

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted child luring in Westmoreland County.


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1 Woman Injured, 1 In Custody Following Rankin Shooting

A woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting another woman in Rankin Tuesday morning.


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Car Plunges Into Creek After Woman Suffers Medical Emergency

A woman is remarkably uninjured after her car slid from the road and wound up in a creek.


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Man Accused Of Punching Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend In Stomach

It was just after 9 p.m. Sept. 21 when police were called to a now boarded-up home on Ipswich Court in East liberty.


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Police: Sex Offender Found Lounging On Couch, Watching TV In Pitt Dormitory

Police arrested a convicted sex offender who got into a dormitory on the University of Pittsburgh campus.


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Pittsburgh College Students Warned About Online Blackmail Scheme

Police are warning college students in the Pittsburgh area about an online blackmail scheme.


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Woman Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Girl

Police in Washington County are investigating a woman for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.


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Worker Hospitalized After Being Hit By Construction Vehicle On I-70

A construction worker was taken to the hospital after being hit by a construction vehicle in Washington County Tuesday morning.


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1 Arrested After Hill District Police Chase Ends In Crash

Police arrested a 20-year-old man after a brief chase that ended when the suspect’s car smashed into a tree.


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Couple Charged In Kidnapping Returned To Pa. After Fleeing The State

The couple who fled the state after allegedly kidnapping and beating a woman are now back in Pennsylvania to face charges.




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