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.
With the news that samples of mosquitoes from Pittsburgh’s West End tested positive for West Nile Virus, local health officials have taken action.
Police are looking for two men who robbed the Burger King in Carrick at gunpoint.
The woman accused of stealing from Penguins star Chris Kunitz while working as a nanny, has been charged again.
Part of Route 8 is shut down after a bad accident.
It was two years ago when a homeless man attacked a teenage girl inside the Target store in East Liberty.
The Justice Department says it has shut down an online marketplace where cybercriminals bought and sold hacked databases, malicious software and other products that could steal information from computer systems.
The Pittsburgh community has come through after a special request from a sick little boy and his family. It all came together Friday at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.
It was one month ago today when a midnight fire raced through the Washington City Mission.
It has been nearly a month since a Salvation Army employee gave a co-worker a second chance at life.
Pittsburgh Police are investigating a possible child luring in Lawrenceville.
The charges on the criminal complaint jump out to you.
Officials are working to identify a man’s body that was found on a Neville Island riverbank Wednesday morning.
Today is June 19th, often referred to as “Juneteenth” or Emancipation Day.
A man was wounded in a shooting while he was driving on the city’s North Side late Thursday night.
Police are looking for the woman who robbed a bank in Forest Hills Thursday afternoon.