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.
A Washington County man is facing charges for allegedly shoving and injuring his grandmother.
A Sto-Rox High School assistant coach is under investigation for allegedly exchanging inappropriate social media posts with female students.
Police in Lawrence County say a suspect wanted into connection with two robberies has been taken into custody.
The largest lottery jackpot in the world is up for grabs tonight in the latest Powerball drawing.
Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle in Sheraden Sunday afternoon.
Just 12 hours after hitting a record $675 million, the Powerball jackpot has been boosted up to $700 million.
The first meeting of the New Year for McKeesport Council members sparked yelling from a woman in council chambers.
The family of an 11-year-old boy who was shot and killed last year is hoping the New Year will bring them some answers.
New Year’s Eve has arrived and people from all over the world are counting down to 2016.
For more than a year now, Renita Hill of Baldwin has been on the list of 29 women who claim Bill Cosby sexually abused them.
As the state budget stalemate drags on, at least one area school district superintendent fears emergency money from the state won’t last long, and school districts could end up right back in limbo.
The Christmas holiday is upon us, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.
Kathy Brophy’s present didn’t come wrapped under the Christmas tree, but what a gift it is.
Christmas is the season for giving, or giving back. A few days before Christmas, a local woman will get a gift that is pretty high on her list.
An Irwin man charged with strangling a dog he adopted from a local animal shelter is going to trial.