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Armando Trull

Senior Reporter

Trull covers morning drive for WAMU. He also follows issues related to the metro D.C. area's LGBTQ and Latino communities.

Trull has been a journalist since 1988. He began his career in Miami, where he reported for the all news CBS affiliate WINZ-AM and was chief assignment editor at Channel 51/Telemundo TV.

Armando came to Washington D.C. in 1992 to serve as the News Director and Senior Correspondent for UPI Radio's Spanish division. He filed in both English and Spanish for the news service. Armando's Washington DC experience includes work as D.C. affiliates correspondent for Univision TV, bureau chief/host for the Hispanic Radio Network and senior producer for TV Azteca's first D.C. bureau and has filed for the BBC, RFI and Caracol radio. Armando returned to English language reporting in 2007 as a reporter at WUSA9, the CBS TV affiliate in Washington, where he continues to contribute stories.

Armando's work as a journalist has taken him to South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe where he has covered everything from hurricanes to refugee camps, wars to the Olympics. Armando lives in Takoma DC with his havanese Babalu and lhasa apso Bruja. He loves to cook in his backyard handmade brick pizza oven.


Articles Written by Armando Trull

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Update Feb. 8, 9:45 a.m.: Police say a faulty natural gas furnace was the source of a carbon monoxide gas leak which put six family members from Fort Washington in the hospital this week. Health authorities say they found approximately 450 parts per million of carbon monoxide in the home where the two adults and four children were overcome. That’s extra...
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Update, 4:30 p.m.: A third arrest in the death of prominent Alexandria civic activist Lenny Harris on the same day that the community paid its respects to his widow and family. Prince George's County Police have issued an arrest warrant has been issued for 26-year-old Tyrone Lewis of Temple Hills, who is currently already serving time in Fairfax County on unre...
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A transgender woman has died today, after being attacked Thursday night. The attacked happened in the 4800 block of East Capitol Street, NE. Police say a man attacked the transgendered woman during an altercation at a Metro bus stop, but the motives for the arguments are unclear. Surgeons determined the victim was a transgendered woman during an emergency treatme...
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A longtime middle school teacher and high school basketball and track coach in Montgomery County is under arrest for having sex with an underage student athlete. Scott Duane Spear, 47, is accused of having sex on at least two occasions last year with a 16-year-old girl he coached at Richard Montgomery High School. Court documents reveal Spear taught the student ...
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Hundreds of religious leaders of many faiths gathered in Washington D.C. today for two separate meetings to pray for America and its people. President Obama, the First Lady and the Vice President joined hundreds of faith leaders from across the country at the annual National Prayer Breakfast held at the Dupont Circle Hilton. For over 50 years, Presidents have graced the meetin...
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D.C. police are investigating a sexual assault at an elementary school in Southeast D.C. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a man sauntered into Ketcham Elementary School unescorted, approached a student, and touched the child inappropriately, according to a spokesman for D.C. Public Schools. The student reported the assault, and school officials searched for the susp...
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A retired U.S. Army sergeant is suing the federal government so she can get veterans' benefits for her same-sex spouse.  Tracey Cooper-Harris served 12 years in the army. The retired sergeant has been legally married to a woman in California for nearly four years. After a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 2010, Tracey asked the Veterans Administration to grant her wife M...
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Metro riders who have grown accustomed to using the south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro will be in for a shock. The entrance is closed, boarded up with big blue plywood barriers as WMATA contractors in hard hats work on the notoriously-finecky escalators.Dan Stessel explains that this is just the start of a full-scale escalator replacement at Dupont South....
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Update, 5:00 p.m.: At the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square, protesters say they will let Park Police take down the giant blue tarp, known as the "tent of dreams." The protesters had draped a tarp over the statue of General McPherson in the center of the park in response to the National Park SErvice decision to begin enforcing no-camping regulations. Du...
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2:30 p.m.: Travis McArthur is one of the Occupy DC spokespersons. He says the group will peacefully resist any attempt to arrest its members. He says the NPS plan was to arrest the protesters one by one, targetting the most vulnerable members first -- so they plan to all be arrested together if the time comes. "This is our tent of dreams," says McArthur. "We w...
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WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull takes a look at a series of crimes against transgender individuals in and around D.C., and provides a look what activists and leaders are doing to call attention to discrimination and mistreatment of transgender men and women. April 26, 2011...
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Price George's County Police and investigators from Alexandria, Va. responded to a report of a body found in a 20-foot well in the backyard of a home at the 11900 block of Old Fort Road in Fort Washington, Md. The body was found after police received an anonymous tip directing them to the well behind the apparently abandoned home, ...
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Brittany Norwood, the woman convicted of killing a coworker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda, will learn today how much time she'll spend behind bars.  Norwood is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon at Montgomery County Circuit Court. She was convicted of first degree murder two months ago in the March 2011 slaying of Jayna Murray inside the Lululemo...
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The ticket amnesty program from the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ends today, nearly six months after it began. The program is offered to anyone who received a parking or driving ticket in the District before Jan. 1, 2010.  Tickets can be paid over the phone, online, or in person at DMV adjudication services on C Street NW. After Friday, the tickets go up because pena...
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The 2012 Washington Auto Show gets underway this weekend, and America's largest automaker is using the opportunity to talk about going green.Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, says the focus will be on efficiency."What we're really talking about here is our new family of sma...
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Update 12:30 p.m.: Regular train service along the Red Line has been restored according to WMATA, after the completion of repairs to a cracked rail at the Tenleytown Metro station. Update 10 a.m.: Metro is reporting that a crane is now in ...
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Several dozen people protested in Columbia Heights on behalf of Jai Shankar this week, ahead of President Barack Obama's challenge to Congress to address immigration reform. Shankar, a civil engineer and native of India who has been in the U.S. since 1992, says D.C. police arrested him in 2009 and turned him over to immigration authorities after he called police to report a crime. Sha...
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The President's third state of the union speech may have been seen by as many as 40 million people, and in the District some of them chose to watch at Busboys & Poets on 14th St. NW, a restaurant known for its liberal politics. At the restaurant's open mike slam, urban poets delivered their own state of the union, while on the other side of the restaurant, a standing ...
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Some lawmakers critical of the Occupy Wall Street movement are expected to grill National Park Service officials today on why protesters have been allowed to remain in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. The hearing today on two "Occ...
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A controversial bill that would allow the city's police chief to set up permanent prostitution-free zones will be taken up this morning by the D.C. Council. The bill lets police detain and arrest people suspected of engaging in street prostitution. Some of city's gay activis...