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

Ceiling Collapses In Woman’s Apartment, Landlord Allegedly Tells Her He’s ‘On Vacation’

The ceiling in her apartment collapsed, and now a woman says she is homeless and claims her landlord told her she is on her own.

08/22/2017

Hundreds Gather For Prayer For Peace Downtown

Hundreds of people gathered in Downtown Pittsburgh for a Prayer for Peace event.

08/18/2017

1 Dead In North Huntingdon Construction Accident

A construction accident in Westmoreland County left one man dead Thursday morning.

08/10/2017

18 SWAT Officers Taken To Hospital Following West End Raid

More than a dozen officers were hospitalized after agents raided a home in the West End Wednesday morning.

08/09/2017

Cops Seek Man Charged With Badly Burning 3-Year-Old’s Hands

Police have been searching for a Pennsylvania man who so badly burned a toddler’s hands the boy couldn’t use them for weeks.

08/08/2017

Police: Mom Was In Bar Having Drinks While 2 Children Wandered On Busy Road

Police say two children were left on the side of a road in Coraopolis while the mother of one of the kids drank at a bar across the street.

08/04/2017

‘I Felt Something Warm On My Leg’: Girl Describes Horrific Incident At Kennywood In Exclusive KDKA Interview

Police in West Mifflin are trying to find a man accused of committing a lewd act on a teenage girl at Kennywood.

08/03/2017

Girl, 5, Found Alone In Filthy East Hills Apartment

A woman is facing charges after her child was found home alone, in squalid conditions.

08/02/2017

Alert Issued After Reports Of Man Exposing Self To Women Near CCAC

Officials have issued a warning after receiving reports of a male exposing himself to women near the CCAC Allegheny campus.

08/01/2017

Police: Man Charged, Accused Of Taking Nude Photos Of Children

A Butler County man is facing charges over the alleged inappropriate contact with two children.

07/28/2017

Police: Woman Shows Little Emotion After Attacking Husband With Hatchet

Police say a woman who tried to kill her husband showed little emotion Thursday morning when she was found walking near their Manor Township home in Armstrong County.

07/27/2017

Owner Of Washington Co. Collapsed Building Appears In Court, Says He Is Not A Slumlord

The owner of the building that collapsed in Washington County earlier this month, trapping a woman for nine hours, appeared in court Tuesday.

07/25/2017

Residents Jump From Roof To Escape Rochester Apartment Fire

Two people jumped from a roof to escape a fire at an apartment building in Rochester, Beaver County.

07/21/2017

Fiancé Of Woman Trapped In Building Collapse: I Don’t Know How She Made It Through

The fiancé of a woman trapped in a partially collapsed building in Washington last week is speaking out about their ordeal.

07/20/2017

Mother Charged After Police Find Feces, Rotting Food In Knoxville Home

A woman is facing child endangerment charges after police say they found feces, rotting food, garbage and an overwhelming smell at the home she was living in with her children in Knoxville.

07/19/2017

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