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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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A D.C. Department of Corrections officer is under investigation for making death threats against two women, one of them a transgender inmate.The officer allegedly threatened to kill the transgender inmate and an activist that works with transgender individuals after the pair complained to authorities that the officer was harassing the inmate and behaving in a trans-phobic manne...
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Two Northern Virginia residents are dead, and hundreds were forced to evacuate due to heavy rains and flash flooding. A 12-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters from his backyard in Vienna, and a man in his sixties was swept from his flooded car in Great Falls.  In addition to the deaths, about 200 homes in Huntington were forced to evacuate because of majo...
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Localized flooding will likely affect the commute throughout the morning, and at least a little more rain is expected today.A flash flood warning is in effect this morning until 9:45 a.m., and a coastal flood advisory will stay in effect for the remainder of the day until 8 p.m. this evening.Multiple roads are closed throughout the region due to standing water, and schoo...
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 The District is bulking up its speed camera program, with the city adding 19 new cameras that are in effect this week. Of those, four are in fixed location while others are mobile speed cameras that will be moved around the city's four quadrants.  Some of the mobile units are are deployed in police vehicles -- both marked and unmarked.Until the end of S...
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There will be 5,600 school buses on the road today, as classes have begun at all of the schools in the D.C. area. That's just one reason AAA Mid-Atlantic calls the day after Labor Day "terrible traffic Tuesday." Summer is over, and everyone is back to work. Congress is back in session, which means more staffers and ...
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Superior Court Judge Ann Keary decided not to release Kenneth Furr on his own recognizance.Furr is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and may face more serious charges. According to testimony from witnesses, Furr jumped on the hood of the victim's Chrysler 300 and shot his Glock pistol at least five times through the windshield, wounding two transgendered women a...
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Glenarden Woods Elementary is open. The Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is the last school in Prince George's County to get back power and open its doors.It's also a good example of the confusion created by massive outages due to Hurricane Irene. As school systems scramble to determine if power had been restored to the affected facilities, they needed to hear from the utilitie...
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D.C. Police Officer Kenneth Furr will appear in court Friday to answer charges that he shot at five people inside a car, wounding two transgendered women and their male friend during an early morning altercation last week. Activists call it the latest evidence of homophobia and transgender phobia within the police department.Court documents quote witnesses as claiming that Furr...
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The insurer Allstate has released its annual ranking of the regions with the country's least safe drivers and once again, the D.C. metro area didn't fare too well.For the third year in a row, D.C. drivers have ranked among the worst in the nation when it comes to avoiding accidents, according to the Allstate's annual "America's Best Drivers Report."The rankings are based...
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As Northern Virginia braces for the commuting challenges expected from the transfer of thousands of jobs to Fort Belvoir, officials in Fairfax County are hoping a new bus route will ease some of the load.Fairfax Connector route 335 goes from the Metro station at Franconia/Springfield to Fort Belvoir. Regular ser...
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All of the homeless shelters in the District are now open around the clock, and arrangements have been made to house anyone whose home has been damaged by Hurricane Irene.On a typical weekend, the indoor basketball courts at the Kennedy Recreation Center in northwest, D.C. would be full. But as Irene arrives, a lone dribbler is one of several dozen volunteers who have helped tu...
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In the middle of the District's Emergency Operation Center, several dozen emergency management experts – from FEMA, the fire department, police department, PEPCO – are all monitoring Hurricane Irene through computer screens, showing the path the storm is taking through the eastern coast of the United States.They are also making sure that any emergency that happens will be d...
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The Secure Communities program is a federal immigration enforcement program that aims to identify and deport undocumented immigrants who pose a threat to public safety. But Arlington County and the District have tried to "opt out" of the program for fear it will lead to racial profiling. Now ICE is trying to make the Secure Communities program more acceptable.Secure Communities...
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A request from 21 senators, including Maryland's Barbara Mikulski, has brought changes in how undocumented immigrants are deported.Thousands of undocumented immigrants in the metro D.C. area who face deportation will remain in this country for the foreseeable future while their cases are pushed to the back of the line, according to the Associated Press.That's because the...
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Last week's flash mob robbery of a Germantown 7-11 has renewed calls for a teen curfew in Montgomery County. The council is expected to decide the matter in September and the flash mob attack is making the decision tougher.County Executive Ike Leggett says most of the participants in the flash mob attack which happened at about 2 a.m., in the morning appeared to be juveniles, a...
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Four years ago, 12-year-old Diamonte Driver from Prince George's County died from a brain infection created by an abscessed tooth because his mother was unable to get him adequate dental care. This death spurred Maryland to address this inadequacy, and now, things in the state are vastly different.Maryland now ranks first in the nation in the dental care it provides its childre...
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A flash mob attack on a 7- Eleven in Germantown, Md. this past Saturday has kept Montgomery County police detectives very busy, but authorities say the effort has paid off.About 24 people were caught on the store's surveillance cameras as they wandered the aisles, picking up drinks, food and other items, and then walking out without paying.Montgomery County police releas...
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The U.S. Coast Guard is now the lead agency tasked with determining just exactly what was spilled onto the Anacostia River near Benning Road NE. Thus far, authorities have been unable to determine the source of the contamination despite extensive tests.U.S. Coast Guard boats w...
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The investigation into the brown mess that spilled into the Anacostia River yesterday has now become a joint operation involving District officials and the U.S. Coast Guard. Even with that effort, however, no one is quite sure what exactly spilled into the river Monday night.Officials originally reported that an oil spill occurred on the river near Benning Road NE. D.C. Fire an...
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Some residents of an apartment complex in southeast D.C. say a security fence meant to protect them is instead putting their lives at risk.Robyn Kenney says she was rudely awakened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning; her next-door neighbor was pounding on her door."I opened the door," says Kenney. "He went to fall inside my house. He was gushing out with blood all over t...