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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Pittsburgh Police Seek Help To Locate Missing 14-Year-Old Boy

Police are trying to find a 14-year-old boy who disappeared this weekend.

01/20/2015

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Shenango Twp.’s Ex-Treasurer Accused Of Stealing $800K From Taxpayers

The fired treasurer of Shenango Township has been charged with stealing nearly $800,000 from taxpayers during his 14 years in office.

01/14/2015

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Friends Continue To Search For Missing South Side Man

Friends continue to look for the young man who has been missing for two weeks.

12/31/2014

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Woman Killed In Stanton Heights Fire, 2 Others Escape

A woman and her young daughter were able to escape, but her mother was killed when fire broke out at a home in Stanton Heights this afternoon.

12/31/2014

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New Security Measures Take Effect This Weekend At Monroeville Mall

There is calm tonight at the Monroeville Mall and officials want to keep it that way.

12/30/2014

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After-Christmas Shoppers Head To Malls For Returns, Exchanges, Deals

With Christmas Day behind us and the gift giving complete, there is no longer a need to shop, right? Wrong.

12/26/2014

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Christmas Eve A Last-Minute Shopper’s Time To Shine

Some people who aren’t feeling so jolly right about now are all those last-minute shoppers.

12/24/2014

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Police: Deer Head Left In Beaver Co. Mailbox

State Police are investigating after a deer’s head was left in the mailbox of a Lawrence County resident over the weekend.

12/23/2014

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Charges Dismissed Against Father In Wilkinsburg Child Endangerment Case

The parents of an 11-month-old baby boy charged with endangering the welfare of a child appeared in court Thursday where a video presented at their hearing helped to clear the father.

12/18/2014

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Woman Testifies Against Boyfriend During Child Endangerment Hearing

A Wilkinsburg couple charged with endangering the welfare of children appeared in court today, where things got emotional during a preliminary hearing.

12/18/2014

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Duo Charged With Embezzling Over $100K From Volunteer Fire Dept.

The former treasurer and president of a Washington County volunteer fire department have been charged with embezzling over $100,000 from the department.

12/16/2014

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Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting 2 Dogs To Stand Trial

A man accused of shooting two dogs in the head and leaving them to die in a Beaver County park will stand trial.

12/12/2014

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Elderly Man Struck, Killed In Butler County Parking Lot

A trip to get a haircut turned deadly, after a man walking across a parking lot was hit by a car in Butler County.

12/11/2014

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Man Arrested In Shaking Death Of Infant

Police have arrested a man accused of shaking his girlfriend’s baby so severely the baby died, and it wasn’t the first time he was accused of abuse.

12/10/2014

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Airport Opening Airmall To Public For One-Day Only Holiday Shopping Event

The Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport will be open to the public on Saturday for holiday shopping.

12/05/2014

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