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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BBB Offers Advice To Fans Hoping To Buy Tickets To The Rolling Stones Concert

Tickets for The Rolling Stones concert at Heinz Field don’t go on sale for another 12 days, but digital scalpers are already out trying to take advantage of concert-goers.

04/01/2015

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Man Critically Injured In Hill District Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the face Monday evening in the Hill District.

03/30/2015

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School Board: Disabled Student Can Use Faculty Restroom

A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom.

03/27/2015

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Fatal Rollover Crash Closes Down Parkway East

A woman was killed following a rollover crash on the Parkway East near the Wilkinsburg exit Wednesday night.

03/25/2015

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Police Investigating String Of Brookline Thefts From Vehicles

Pittsburgh Police are investigating a string of reported thefts from vehicles in Brookline.

03/25/2015

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Officials Mum After Freeport Area HS Teacher Investigated

No one has laid out what an un-named teacher allegedly did in the Freeport Area School District.

03/19/2015

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Suspect Sought After Shots Fired At Constable In Hill District

Police are looking for the man who opened fire on a constable in the Hill District early Tuesday morning.

03/17/2015

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Police Locate Man In Wheelchair Who Went Missing From Hospital

Pittsburgh Police say they have located a man that went missing from West Penn Hospital on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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Owner Suing McMurray Animal Clinic Over Dogs’ Teeth Extraction

The owner of two Yorkshire terriers says she took her pets in for teeth cleaning, but when she picked them up from the veterinarian, most of their teeth had been extracted. However, the vet is telling another story.

03/10/2015

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Beer Distributors Get OK From PLCB To Sell 12-Packs

You won’t be forced to buy a case of beer if you go to the beer distributor now.

03/06/2015

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Police Investigating Fatal West Mifflin Shooting

Allegheny County Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting early Thursday morning in West Mifflin.

03/05/2015

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Police Investigating Fatal Washington Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Washington County early Wednesday morning.

03/04/2015

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Weather Played Role In Natural Gas Problems In California Borough

Hundreds of homes in Washington County are without gas and heat, but no one is sure why.

02/27/2015

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Man Sought In Connection With Beaver Co. Robbery

Police need help in tracking down a violent robber in Beaver County.

02/26/2015

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Police Investigating After 2-Month-Old Found Unresponsive, Dies

Police are investigating after a 2-month-old child was found unresponsive on the South Side Slopes Wednesday morning.

02/25/2015

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