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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Community Fighting To Keep Playground As School Plans To Sell It

A small community in Westmoreland County is fighting to keep a playground in its neighborhood.

04/16/2015

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FBI Offering Reward For Info Leading To Capture Of ‘North Hills Bandits’ Bank Robbery Suspects

The FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two robbery suspects who authorities say have targeted several banks in the North Hills.

04/15/2015

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FBI: 2 Suspects In Ross Twp. Bank Robbery Should Be Considered Armed, Dangerous

The FBI and Ross Township Police are looking for two suspects following a bank robbery Friday morning.

04/10/2015

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Police: Scorned Girlfriend Set Married Boyfriend’s North Braddock House On Fire

A two-alarm house fire sent firefighters to North Braddock this afternoon.

04/08/2015

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Seton-LaSalle HS Closed Due To Violent Threat

Officials closed Seton-LaSalle High School in Mt. Lebanon due to a violent threat.

04/08/2015

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Woman, Son Escape Injury After Metal Grate Flies From Oncoming Vehicle & Strikes Car

State Police are investigating after part of a metal grate or railing flew out of a vehicle and struck an oncoming vehicle in Armstrong County.

04/07/2015

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2 Injured After Car Lift Fails At Auto Body Shop

A Butler County auto body shop employee was flown to the hospital, and another injured, after a car lift failed.

04/02/2015

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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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