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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Nude Photo Investigation At Peters Township Middle School

An investigation has been launched surrounding the sharing of nude photos at Peters Township Middle School.

02/04/2016

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Man Contacts Police After Fleeing Turnpike Crash On Foot

A man who fled on foot after a crash along the Pennsylvania Turnpike earlier this week has contacted police.

02/03/2016

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Local Man Finally Gets Long-Awaited, Life-Saving Heart Transplant

KDKA has been following a local man who needs a heart transplant for more than three years now.

02/02/2016

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21-Year-Old To Receive Kidney From Adoptive Brother

A KDKA apprentice is receiving a kidney after finding a match in his adoptive brother.

01/21/2016

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Man Charged With Shoving, Injuring Grandmother In Laundry Dispute

A Washington County man is facing charges for allegedly shoving and injuring his grandmother.

01/20/2016

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Sto-Rox High School Coach Accused Of Exchanging Inappropriate Messages With Students

A Sto-Rox High School assistant coach is under investigation for allegedly exchanging inappropriate social media posts with female students.

01/15/2016

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Police Make Arrest In 2 Lawrence Co. Robberies

Police in Lawrence County say a suspect wanted into connection with two robberies has been taken into custody.

01/14/2016

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Winning Numbers Drawn For $1.5 Billion Powerball Jackpot

The largest lottery jackpot in the world is up for grabs tonight in the latest Powerball drawing.

01/13/2016

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Man Found Fatally Shot In Vehicle In Sheraden

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle in Sheraden Sunday afternoon.

01/10/2016

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To Record $800 Million

Just 12 hours after hitting a record $675 million, the Powerball jackpot has been boosted up to $700 million.

01/07/2016

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Elected McKeesport Council Member Appeals To Governor To Be Sworn-In

The first meeting of the New Year for McKeesport Council members sparked yelling from a woman in council chambers.

01/05/2016

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Fatal Shooting Of Mt. Oliver Boy, 11, Remains Unsolved After 2 Months

The family of an 11-year-old boy who was shot and killed last year is hoping the New Year will bring them some answers.

01/01/2016

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Party-Goers Pack Downtown Pittsburgh, Ring In 2016

New Year’s Eve has arrived and people from all over the world are counting down to 2016.

12/31/2015

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Attorney For Local Woman Accusing Cosby Of Sexual Abuse Hopes Charges Will Help Their Case

For more than a year now, Renita Hill of Baldwin has been on the list of 29 women who claim Bill Cosby sexually abused them.

12/30/2015

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Burgettstown Superintendent Worries How Long Emergency Funds From State Could Last

As the state budget stalemate drags on, at least one area school district superintendent fears emergency money from the state won’t last long, and school districts could end up right back in limbo.

12/29/2015

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