Brenda Waters

waters brenda web 2015 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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Ambridge Parents Facing More Charges After Baby Girl’s Death

The parents of a 5-month-old girl who died over the weekend in Beaver County are now facing new charges.


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Man Who Hit Woman Crossing Street In Wheelchair Charged With DUI

The man charged with a hit and run involving a woman in a wheelchair in East Liberty made bail Friday afternoon but faces numerous traffic violations and a DUI.


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Local Students Affected By Pope’s Message To Congress

Pope Francis was greeted by cheers as he stepped onto the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday.


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Police: 4 Hopewell HS Students Accused Of Drawing Targets Over Classmates’ Faces In Snapchat

Social media has landed several Hopewell High School students in trouble with the district and police.


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Loved Ones Reunited As Deployed Airmen Return To 911th Airlift Wing

There were a lot of open arms for loved ones who returned home from the Middle East Friday afternoon.


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Delivery Service Postmates Comes To Pittsburgh

First there was Uber and Lyft. Now a new service has made its way to Pittsburgh.



Police Investigating Deadly Shooting In Jeannette

Homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in Jeannette.


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Stray Bullets A Concern For Residents Of Butler Co. Community

Some people who live in a Butler County community say they don’t feel safe in their own homes.


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Couple Charged With Endangerment In 6-Year-Old’s Shooting

Police say a 9-year-old boy was teasing his dog with the laser sight on his sleeping father’s pistol before he accidentally shot his 6-year-old brother in the neck at their western Pennsylvania home.


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Woman Throws Knife At Girl, 12, In Dispute Over Shopping

A Washington County woman is facing charges for allegedly throwing a knife at her daughter and threatening to set her on fire.


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West Jefferson Hills School District Cancels Classes Friday

Classes were cancelled in the West Jefferson Hills School District for Friday.


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Student Accused Of Making Bomb Threats To High School Twice

A local high school student is accused of making threats.


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3 Turn Selves In For Alleged Union Twp. Arsons

There’s a break in the case involving three fires in Union Township, Lawrence County.


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Funeral Held For Mercer Co. Officer Killed In Crash

A Mercer County police officer killed in a crash earlier this month, was laid to rest Wednesday morning.


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Fayette Co. Fair Worker Accused Of Running Down Man Facing More Charges

A Fayette County Fair worker accused of running down a man in a truck appeared in court Tuesday.




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