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.
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.
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Michael Trella was a sophomore at Moon Area High School and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted child luring in Westmoreland County.
A woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting another woman in Rankin Tuesday morning.
A woman is remarkably uninjured after her car slid from the road and wound up in a creek.
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.
Police arrested a convicted sex offender who got into a dormitory on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
Police are warning college students in the Pittsburgh area about an online blackmail scheme.
Police in Washington County are investigating a woman for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.
A construction worker was taken to the hospital after being hit by a construction vehicle in Washington County Tuesday morning.
Police arrested a 20-year-old man after a brief chase that ended when the suspect’s car smashed into a tree.
The couple who fled the state after allegedly kidnapping and beating a woman are now back in Pennsylvania to face charges.