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.
Parents are demanding answers after they say some school children were left out in the cold temperatures this morning waiting for their school bus in the East Hills.
It’s steaming up the big screen.
The Assistant Chief of the Pittsburgh Police is speaking out after three teens were shot outside of her house.
Police are investigating after a student claims he was attacked by a teacher at his Washington County school.
Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students.
Tax season isn’t just a busy time for people trying to get their returns – it’s also a busy time for scammers.
A Fayette County man is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself repeatedly at a school bus stop.
It’s something straight out of the TV show CSI.
Police are investigating after a teenager was wounded in a shooting just after he left a basketball game at Wilkinsburg High School.
A sexting case is under investigation in an Indiana County school district, and it’s sparking controversy among some parents.
An 84-year-old woman was injured in a house fire this afternoon in Ross Township.
Police are trying to find a 14-year-old boy who disappeared this weekend.
The fired treasurer of Shenango Township has been charged with stealing nearly $800,000 from taxpayers during his 14 years in office.
Friends continue to look for the young man who has been missing for two weeks.
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.