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 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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U.S. Open Brings Golf Fans From Near & Far To Oakmont

A ticket to the U.S. Open at Oakmont, like the summer weather in Pittsburgh, is hot.


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Oakmont Officials, Businesses Hoping To Cash In During U.S. Open

Oakmont is in the national spotlight as the U.S. Open takes center stage over the next few days. And just as the players are preparing, so is the surrounding community.


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Woman Accused Of Setting Fire To Neighbor’s Mobile Home In Scrap Metal Feud

An argument over scrap led to one woman allegedly lighting a mobile home on fire in Butler County.


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Man Critically Injured After Being Shot Multiple Times On North Side

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a shooting on the North Side Thursday morning.


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Allegheny Co. Fire Marshal Investigating 3 Suspicious Fires In McKeesport

Three fires in two days in McKeesport are being considered suspicious, but investigators have not labeled the incidents as arson.


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Police Seek Suspect Accused Of Attempting To Abduct Woman, Shooting Her, Stealing Car

A woman is recovering after being shot in New Kensington Tuesday morning.


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Popular Greene Co. Bakery’s Cicada Treats Flying Off The Shelves

A Greene County bakery is whipping up some special treats, and they are just flying off the shelves.


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Local Man Enjoying Life After Long-Awaited Heart Transplant

“I just feel like a new life starting. Like I have been born again and I guess February 2nd is my new birthday.”


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Jury Mulls Death Penalty Arguments In Sisters’ Slayings

A jury must determine whether a Pittsburgh man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, while stealing a bank card from them in February 2014.


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Search Called Off For Missing 15-Year-Old Armstrong County Girl

Officials are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl in the Armstrong County and Butler County areas.


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Boxer Accused Of Assault To Undergo Alcohol Counseling

A former boxing champion, accused of assaulting a woman at a local bar, was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.


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Penn Hills Residents Angered By Results Of School District Audit

Word of the audit in the Penn Hills School District, detailing fraud, deception and mismanagement, spread faster than you can click the send button on your mobile device.



Man Charged With Hitting Pedestrian In Beaver Falls Waives Hearing

A man charged in a hit and run in Beaver County appeared in court Friday, but waived his right to a preliminary hearing.


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Leechburg High School Set To Install Metal Detectors After Gun Incident

Just weeks after a student was found carrying a loaded handgun in Leechburg High School, the Armstrong County school district is set to install metal detectors.


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2 Students Charged For Lacing Baked Goods With Dish Soap, Pieces Of A Scab

Two seventh graders have been disciplined for trying to taint a batch of baked good that were to be served to a group of orientation day students.




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