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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