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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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Pittsburgh Man Waiting Patiently For Heart Transplant

Some 70 patients are now waiting for heart transplants in the Pittsburgh area.

01/13/2014

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Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Beaver Co. Girl

Beaver County authorities have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

01/09/2014

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Oakland Man Found Suffering From Hypothermia

An elderly man was hospitalized after being found suffering from hypothermia Tuesday morning.

01/07/2014

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Police: Person Dressed As Bear Jumps In Front Of Car

Police are investigating after a person dressed as a bear reportedly jumped in front of a Shaler Township car.

01/03/2014

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Police Probe Separate Shootings In Mt. Oliver, Brookline

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Mount Oliver.

12/19/2013

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Firefighters Battle Homer City Fuel Storage Facility Blaze

Firefighters are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire at the Accent Fuels storage facility in Homer City.

12/19/2013

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Bethel Park Coming Together To Help Those In Need

A local community is coming together for the common good of working together to give back to those in need.

12/18/2013

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Students In Shock Over Sudden School Closure

Some local college students in complete shock. Without prior warning, the students at a local arts college were told their school was shutting down.

12/17/2013

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Police Investigate Mt. Lebanon Apartment Building Shooting

Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting at a Mt. Lebanon apartment building.

12/13/2013

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Downtown Commuters, School Kids Brave Cold Temperatures

The below freezing temperatures forced some school districts to delay the start of school today.

12/12/2013

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Man Dies Trying To Save Dogs From House Fire

A man was killed in an early Wednesday morning fire in Armstrong County.

12/11/2013

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Monroeville Home-Invasion Suspect Shot, Killed By Police

Allegheny County Police are looking into a deadly police-involved shooting in Monroeville.

12/10/2013

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World Mourns Mandela, Local Man Remembers His Time With The Revolutionary

Nelson Mandela made one visit to Pittsburgh back in 1991. But one local man has a very special connection to Mandela.

12/06/2013

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Pittsburghers Preparing For Upcoming Changes In Weather

With lots of weather changes predicted in the forecast, Pittsburghers are gearing up.

12/05/2013

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Root Rot Problem Threatening Christmas Fir Trees Shouldn’t Affect Local Sales

There’s something rotten in Christmas tree country. And that has some farmers looking overseas for a solution.

12/04/2013

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