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.
Residents in one Beaver County town are seeing double on a stretch of road.
Family and friends are still in shock after a deadly crash killed a mother and child in Fayette County Wednesday morning.
Police in Clairton and Allegheny County are searching for a man they claim tried to abduct a teenager from a parking lot as she stood on the street.
A police officer noticed two men hanging out in a park after dark. And when the men noticed the officer, they tried to run him over.
This is the day iPhone lovers have waited for and hundreds of them in the area waited all night to get their hands on the latest version of this smart phone.
Lawmakers and Homewood residents came together Wednesday night for a community meeting to try and find a way to stop the violence.
Four people were taken into custody Wednesday morning during a raid by the SWAT team.
A temporary employee at PNC Park was injured in a fight with a co-worker early Wednesday morning.
Police say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder early Tuesday morning in Munhall.
Shortly after a massage parlor opened for business in Aspinwall Wednesday morning, it was raided by police and several federal agencies. Now, two people are facing charges.
A week ago today, a Renfrew, Butler County family experienced something they say feels more like a dream than reality.
The Allegheny County District Attorney says he found no criminally reckless behavior related to a ductwork collapse at Shaler Elementary School.
The day after a pizza shop owner was arrested on drug charges, the district attorney said he is working to shut the business down.
The cruel actions done to a cat has also brought out the goodness in others, as one man nurses it from the brink of death.
Arson investigators say someone intentionally set a fire early Friday morning in East Liberty.