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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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Former Trainer Files Lawsuit Against Gym, Claims Boss Made Racial Slurs

A former personal trainer at a local gym is filing a lawsuit.

11/22/2013

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Organ Donation In Possible Shaken Baby Case

A 2-year-old Clearfield County girl is being called simply, “Baby Sophia.”

11/21/2013

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Logger Killed By Falling Tree In Washington County

A logger was killed Wednesday afternoon by a falling tree in Washington County.

11/20/2013

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Legionella Found In Sharpsburg Senior High Rise Building

One person was sickened by Legionella found in the water of a senior high rise building in Sharpsburg.

11/19/2013

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Pa. Turnpike Commission Sends Pilot Bill After Emergency Landing

The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Route 43 in August when a piece of the propeller came off. Now the pilot says he is being charged thousands of dollars to pay the cost of those who responded to the incident.

11/15/2013

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3 Teens Recovering After Shooting Near Brashear H.S.

Three teenagers are recovering in local hospitals after being injured in a shooting near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.

11/14/2013

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School Dist. Investigating After Girl Beaten Up Near Bus Stop

You don’t expect to send your child off to school and have her return home with injuries.

11/12/2013

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Third Suspect In Fatal East Busway Shooting Turns Self In

The third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man at the East Busway was taken into custody Friday.

11/08/2013

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Priest Removed In 2009 Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A local Roman Catholic priest removed from public ministry in 2009 after an allegation of past child sex abuse later deemed “credible” by his bishop has pleaded guilty to a federal charge [...]

11/07/2013

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South Side Slopes Residents Upset Over New Plans For Steps

The public steps that line the hillsides are the identity of the South Side Slopes.

11/05/2013

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Food Stamp Cutbacks Have Local Families Struggling

There is 94,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and 27,000,000 pounds of food go in and out of here yearly. Starting Friday, those supplies are going to go out much faster with the cut in food stamp benefits.

11/01/2013

Two teens were flown to Children's Hospital after a crash in Washington County. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

2 Teens Injured In Washington Co. Crash

Two teenagers were injured in a Thursday morning crash in Washington County.

10/31/2013

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Lights Stay Out At Hartwood Acres For Second Straight Year

More than 3 Miles of holiday lights once lead the way to the mansion at Hartwood Acres.

10/29/2013

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Family Honors Yvonne Zanos’ Memory With KD Turkey Fund Bake Sale

The KD Turkey Fund is underway, and no one fought for the Turkey Fund quite like our late colleague, Yvonne Zanos; except maybe her kids and grandkids.

10/25/2013

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Local Man Competes In Triathlon Every Day For 30 Days

A local man has completed a sports event that most of us get winded just thinking about. He competed in a triathlon every day for 30 days.

10/24/2013

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