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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Local Woman To Receive Kidney From Anonymous Donor

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Irwin Man Accused Of Strangling Dog To Stand Trial

An Irwin man charged with strangling a dog he adopted from a local animal shelter is going to trial.


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3 Women Fined For Abandoning Injured Dog On North Side

Three women were fined for abandoning an injured dog earlier this year on the North Side.


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Man Shot During Attempted Robbery In Highland Park

A man is recovering, after being shot twice during an attempted robbery in Highland Park.


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New Surveillance Video Released After Bus Crashes Into Business

Police have released new surveillance video of a stolen school bus that ended up inside a Monroeville Business.


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Community Rallies Around Mexican Grocery Store

After a shocking attack against a Mexican grocery store in Brookline, people from all over the city are showing their support. And that support is only expected to grow Saturday during a rally of solidarity.


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School Bus Driver Accused Of Public Drunkenness At School Basketball Game

A school bus driver faces public drunkenness charges and having an open container when he was scheduled to drive a Pittsburgh team back to the North Side after a school basketball game in Beaver County.


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Girl, 8, Helps Save Mother’s Life After Heroin Overdose

An 8-year-old girl is being credited with helping to save her mother’s life in Morningside.



Three-Alarm Fire Rips Through 2 Homes In Homewood

Crews rushed to the scene of a big fire that spread to two homes in Homewood early Wednesday morning.



Council Members Introduce Legislation About PWSA Billing Issues

Two Pittsburgh City Council members introduced legislation today involving the billing issues with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.


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Woman Downs Neighbor’s Drone With Gravel, Ordered To Pay $600

A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to pay $600 in damages after she hurled driveway gravel at her next-door neighbor’s drone.


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“Brazen” Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Caught On Surveillance Video

Police say the man who robbed a convenience store in Beaver County and got away with a cup of coffee, cigarettes and cash was bold and brazen.


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Police: Man Showed No Remorse For Strangling Dog To Death

Police say he strangled his dog and showed no remorse. In fact, he was preparing to dig a hole in his backyard to bury the animal.


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Stolen School Bus Slams Into Vitamin Shoppe In Monroeville

Police are trying to figure out how a school bus slammed into a local vitamin shop early Thursday morning.


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Cause Of Leetsdale Fire Not Yet Determined

Firefighters were back on the scene of the Leetsdale industrial park fire Wednesday morning putting out hot spots, and they say it could be some time before the actual cause is pinpointed.




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