Brenda Waters

Have a positive day. That’s how Brenda Waters ends the weekend morning newscast she anchors.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: 1987
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Alma Mater: University of Maryland (BS), American University (MS)

FAVORITES
Music: Jazz, R&B, Old School Motown
Movie: Going old school…”Love Story”, “Imitation of Life”, “The Shawshank Redemption”
TV Show: “60 Minutes” (I seldom miss it.), “NCIS”, “NCIS New Orleans”, “Empire”, “Star”
Book: “The Secret Lofe of J. Edgar Hoover”, “Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey”, any James Patterson Mystery
Food: Now you’re making me hungry: Soul food, Italian, Chinese, Mexican Cuisine
Local Restaurant: Wooden Nickle, Eleven, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, P.F. Chang’s – One of my all-time favorites is now closed, but it was “The Tin Angel” on Mount Washington
Hidden PA Gem: Fallingwater

Have 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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Attorney Argues Student Assault Cases Handled Differently Based On Race

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05/10/2017

Woodland Hills Alternative School Employee Accused Of Assaulting 13-Year-Old Boy

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Landslide Threatens Family’s Home In Forward Township

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05/03/2017

Civil Rights Attorney Shows Surveillance Video Of Alleged Woodland Hills Incidents, Plans To File Suit

The lawyer representing two students allegedly threatened and attacked in the Woodland Hills School District released new video Tuesday of a third alleged incident.

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2nd Person Dies In Violent Route 30 Crash

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