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.
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.
Police are investigating after a woman claims she had to fight off sexual advances by an Uber driver.
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.
A local hair stylist is giving back to the community in a big way.
Some claim there is bad gas being sold at the Marathon station in McKeesport.
Police say 28-year-old Dalia Sabae was shot and killed by her estranged husband on Nov. 10, she was pregnant with their son.
A large crowd gathered in Canonsburg for Officer Scott Bashioum’s funeral procession.
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.
Today is Veterans Day. It’s the day we honor the men and women who’ve served our country.
People in Canonsburg were shocked and saddened to learn the news of Officer Scott Bashioum’s death.
A bullying incident in the Chartiers Valley School District is getting a lot of attention.
Police in McKeesport are working to identify suspicious persons seen early Friday morning.
Family members of Pittsburgh Steelers players are pitching in to help an Aliquippa High School football player in need of a bone marrow transplant.
A woman from Beaver County is accused of overdosing on heroin at her New Sewickley Township home while her toddler-aged son was asleep.
An accident has closed part of the Parkway East near the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.