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.

most recent stories2 Brenda Waters

Thousands Line Canonsburg Streets To Pay Final Respects To Fallen Officer

A large crowd gathered in Canonsburg for Officer Scott Bashioum’s funeral procession.

11/16/2016

Mother Of Man Who Fell To Death From Parking Garage Issues Plea For Help

The mother of the man who fell to his death Sunday from a downtown Pittsburgh garage talked about her son today and is making a plea for help.

11/15/2016

Hundreds Attend Annual Veterans Day Parade Downtown

Today is Veterans Day. It’s the day we honor the men and women who’ve served our country.

11/11/2016

Canonsburg Officer’s Death Leaves Community In Shock

People in Canonsburg were shocked and saddened to learn the news of Officer Scott Bashioum’s death.

11/10/2016

Police Investigating Violent Video Showing Bullying Incident Over Ringtone

A bullying incident in the Chartiers Valley School District is getting a lot of attention.

11/08/2016

McKeesport Police Try To Identify Suspects Seen Breaking Into Cars

Police in McKeesport are working to identify suspicious persons seen early Friday morning.

11/04/2016

Steelers’ Family Members Host Bone Marrow Drive For Aliquippa Football Player

Family members of Pittsburgh Steelers players are pitching in to help an Aliquippa High School football player in need of a bone marrow transplant.

11/02/2016

Police: Beaver Co. Woman ODs On Heroin While Watching Toddler

A woman from Beaver County is accused of overdosing on heroin at her New Sewickley Township home while her toddler-aged son was asleep.

11/01/2016

Accident Closes Outbound Parkway East Near Squirrel Hill Tunnel

An accident has closed part of the Parkway East near the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

10/28/2016

Pittsburgh Has Good Reason For Premature Christmas Decor

Folks are used to retailers putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween, but why is it happening on downtown Pittsburgh streets?

10/28/2016

Moon Area High School Teen Dies In His Sleep

Michael Trella was a sophomore at Moon Area High School and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.

10/27/2016

State Police Investigating Mt. Pleasant Twp. Attempted Child Luring

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted child luring in Westmoreland County.

10/26/2016

1 Woman Injured, 1 In Custody Following Rankin Shooting

A woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting another woman in Rankin Tuesday morning.

10/25/2016

Car Plunges Into Creek After Woman Suffers Medical Emergency

A woman is remarkably uninjured after her car slid from the road and wound up in a creek.

10/21/2016

Man Accused Of Punching Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend In Stomach

It was just after 9 p.m. Sept. 21 when police were called to a now boarded-up home on Ipswich Court in East liberty.

10/13/2016

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