Brenda Waters

waters Brenda WatersHave a positive day. That’s how Brenda Waters ends the weekend morning newscast she anchors.

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.

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Woman Accused Of Breaking Into Wash. Co. Home Arrested

A woman from Washington County was arrested, accused of breaking into a home in Canton Township while the person who lived there was asleep on the couch.

08/04/2014

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Divers Find Body Of Man Possibly Connected To House Explosion

Rescue crews spent nearly three hours Thursday night looking for a man who jumped into the Allegheny River.

08/01/2014

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Man Dies In Fire At Pleasant Hills Apartments

A man was killed when fire broke out Wednesday evening at an apartment building in Pleasant Hills.

07/30/2014

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Harrison Twp. House Explodes, Woman Rushed To Hospital

A house exploded early Wednesday morning in Harrison Township, which left one woman injured.

07/30/2014

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Chase Ends In Crash After Shots Fired In East Hills

Police are looking into a violent night in East Hills.

07/29/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dan Vojtko)

1 Shot, 1 In Custody In Washington County

State police are investigating a shooting early Friday morning at a home in Roscoe, Washington County.

07/25/2014

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Body Of 77-Year-Old Woman Found In Car Pulled From Ravine

Police are investigating after a woman died when he car plunged into a ravine in Lawrence County Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

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Movie Shoot Confuses Police After Deadly Shooting

One man is dead, another is in critical condition after a shooting in Carrick early Tuesday morning.

07/22/2014

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Truck Hits Street Sweeper, Then Building

A man is expected to be charged after crashing his truck into a street sweeper and then a building.

07/18/2014

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Boy Revived After Being Pulled From Fox Chapel Golf Club Pool

A boy was revived after being pulled from the Fox Chapel Golf Club pool Wednesday night.

07/17/2014

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Several Tenants Displaced By East Liberty Apartment Building Fire

A fire early Wednesday morning forced several people to find another place to stay.

07/16/2014

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2 Dead In Beaver County Home Explosion

Multiple fire crews are on the scene of a house explosion in South Beaver this morning.

07/15/2014

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Proposed Ordinance Would Forbidden Smoking On Beaver Co. Property

Beaver County Commissioners are working on a possible ordinance to ban smoking on county property.

07/09/2014

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Allegheny Co. Police Departments Now Equipped With Pet Microchip Scanners

Ask any pet owner and they’ll tell you there is no worse feeling than losing an animal and not knowing when, or if it will be found.

07/08/2014

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Greenfield Attempted Luring Under Investigation

Pittsburgh Police are investigating an attempted child luring incident in Greenfield.

07/03/2014

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