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 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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Family Of Five Killed In Bellevue Fire Laid To Rest

There was a tearful farewell Friday to a family of five killed in a house fire.


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Police: Beaver Co. Business Fire Intentionally Set By Volunteer Firefighter

A volunteer firefighter is facing charges for allegedly setting a Beaver County business on fire.


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Woman Falls Through Hole In Sewer Grate While Talking On Cell Phone, Becomes Trapped

A Hazelwood woman on her way to meet a friend for coffee Tuesday morning never made it after she fell through a hole in a sewer grate and her leg became trapped.


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Long-Lost Brothers Reunited After 59 Years Apart

It’s a family reunion like you have never seen. Two brothers find each other after 59 years.


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Possible Hit-And-Run Leaves Man Dead In McKees Rocks, Driver Sought

Police are looking to speak with the driver of a vehicle that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in McKees Rocks.


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Highlands Teachers, Board Fail To Reach Deal, Strike Begins Wednesday

Teachers and other staff members of the Highlands School District will walk the picket lines Wednesday morning.


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Police: Woman Burned Son With Cigarettes While Boyfriend Watched, Laughed

A woman and her boyfriend are facing charges, accused of torturing her two year old son.


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Spring’s Wintry Weather Causing Issues With LED Traffic Signals

Cranberry Township has been using LED traffic lights for more than 15 years, and not once have they had to change a bulb, but with this convenience and economic advantage also comes some challenges.


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Nationwide Debate Over Transgender Bathrooms Comes To Pine-Richland School District

The Pine-Richland School District doesn’t have a specific policy on the use of restrooms for transgender students, but changes could be on the way.


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Woman’s Small Dog Attacked By Coyotes In Mt. Lebanon

A woman visiting the area is putting out a warning to local parents and pet owners after she went through a frightening experience Sunday night with one of her small dogs.


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Fish & Boat Commission Investigating 84 Lakes Property Owner For Alleged Illegal Activity

Some who frequent a popular fishing area in Washington County say the owner is getting a raw deal.


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Explosion At Butler Co. Chemical Plant Causes Fire, Shakes Homes Up To 3 Miles Away

Investigators are working to determine what caused an explosion and fire on the grounds of a chemical plant in northern Butler County Thursday afternoon.


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Rochester Man Accused Of Stranding Grandmother On Toilet For 17 Hours

A Beaver County man is facing charges after allegedly leaving his grandmother on a toilet for about 17 hours.


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Experts Offer Some “Hope” For Eggs After Peregrine Falcon Father Dies

Viewers watched the comings and goings of the Peregrine falcon known as E2, his mates and the hatchings of their young on the ledge of the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland via the nest cam.


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Police Searching For Man Who Broke Into Delta Foundation

Police need help finding the man who broke into a foundation on the North Side.




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