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 Steelers are looking forward to Sunday’s playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, and no doubt, so are the fans.
Police are looking for suspects after nearly a dozen handguns were taken from unlocked cars recently in Westmoreland County.
If the city’s South Side neighborhood is your spot to eat, drink and party on the weekend, get ready for some changes come next year.
Traffic was backed up for miles and hours after police say the driver of a pickup truck plowed into a car along Washington Pike.
Back in April, Morgan Yoney was facing a heartbreaking reality.
A Washington County man has been ordered held without bail after he was arraigned on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of an unarmed intruder last month.
Pittsburgh City Council is pushing forward with a proposal to limit so-called “conversion therapy.”
Officials in the Highlands School District are investigating an incident the superintendent described as being “unacceptable.”
It’s a recording that has been played and replayed on newscasts and social media.
The Woodland Hills High School principal has been placed on administrative leave after a recording surfaced of him allegedly berating a student.
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.