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.
Some who frequent a popular fishing area in Washington County say the owner is getting a raw deal.
Investigators are working to determine what caused an explosion and fire on the grounds of a chemical plant in northern Butler County Thursday afternoon.
A Beaver County man is facing charges after allegedly leaving his grandmother on a toilet for about 17 hours.
Viewers watched the comings and goings of the Peregrine falcon known as E2, his mates and the hatchings of their young on the ledge of the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland via the nest cam.
Police need help finding the man who broke into a foundation on the North Side.
Firefighters rushed to the scene of a burning home early Wednesday morning.
If you have ever called the city’s 311 center in the past and have not been happy with the response time, Friday’s announcement may be music to your ears.
Thousands will be out and about in their green this weekend for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebrations.
A woman is facing charges for allegedly posting a nude photo of her son’s ex-girlfriend on Facebook.
A teen in Washington County is facing charges in an alleged sexting incident.
People expressed anger Friday over the police shooting of a man who fatally stabbed a police dog.
Police in Washington County are investigating claims of a teacher having inappropriate contact with a student.
An accident on Route 51 Tuesday morning may impact the afternoon commute.
Police in Wellsville are trying to track down whoever has been spray painting Satanic symbols on church property.
Family members say a 21-year-old being able to receive a kidney from his adoptive brother is a miracle.