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.
Much of the country is dealing with the coldest temperatures in decades. With another snow storm headed this way this weekend, Pittsburghers will have to suffer through yet another deep freeze.
There are new concerns about the ice jams on the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.
A man has been jailed on charges he burned his sleeping wife with a hot soup pot, then burned her some more by pouring the liquid on her face.
Valley High School in New Kensington is suffering from a leaking roof.
When several students were accused of dancing inappropriately at the Snowball Dance at Peters Township High School the lights went on and students were told to stop or leave.
Loved ones are spending Valentine’s Day remembering a local woman murdered in a case of suspected domestic violence.
Growing old is natural, but with the help of a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration, many are slowing down the process, or at least the appearance of it.
Ten people were injured when a cement truck collided with a Port Authority bus Downtown Wednesday morning.
We’re on a project to follow a local man who is going through the organ transplant process.
One man was injured when the roof of his home partially collapsed in Baldwin.
When a police officer and his K-9 partner work together, they develop an extremely close relationship.
Police have a warning for anyone using the Panhandle walking trail, be on the lookout for a man following you.
The ground is unstable near a local volunteer fire department, and it’s causing part of their parking lot to collapse.
The pilot, crew and passengers who were on board a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River are marking the fifth anniversary of that remarkable day.
A local church pastor has been charged with molesting a young member of his congregation.