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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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Barring a last-minute stay, Troy Davis is set to be be executed tonight for killing a policeman in Georgia two decades ago. His clemency bid has gained support from hundreds of thousands of people, including some members of the American University community in D.C. who have joined the efforts to spare Davis' life. Davis was convicted of murdering a Savannah, Ga. police officer...
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Prince George's County is rolling out some new safety measures for children going to and coming from school. Nearly 130,000 students walk, bike, or ride a car or bus to school everyday, and the county has launched an aggressive speed camera program meant to protect those children from speeding drivers. Starting today, about a dozen speed cameras will begin ticketi...
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The District of Columbia has launched the first government-funded program in the country to help transgendered women and men overcome workplace discrimination.  It's been a violent year for transgendered women in D.C. with one murder and multiple assaults. It's no surprise for Latisa Mormon, who 's been a sex worker in the District. "I've been brutally beat on my ...
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  Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker will be making what their offices are calling "a significant transit-oriented announcement" later this morning at the New Carrollton station, in Prince George's County, according to the Associated Press. The announcement could involve the Purpl...
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Finding a parking space in Prince George's County can be very difficult, especially in some residential neighborhoods, where those parking spots are worth their weight in gold.  That's why Prince George's County Council member Will Campos of Hyattsville has introduced legislation that would raise fines for parking violations and give those violators a lot less time before...
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On the corner of 61st and Dix Street NE, Lashai McLean was murdered not too long ago. Friends and supporters adorned a tree near the scene of her murder with a big teddy bear and flowers -- a memorial to that victim. It's a memorial no longer -- it's been burned up. The only...
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On the corner of 61st and Dix Street NE, Lashai McLean was murdered not too long ago. Friends and supporters adorned a tree near the scene of her murder with a big teddy bear and flowers -- a memorial to that victim. It's a memorial no longer -- it's been burned up. The only...
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Bowie State University authorities are moving quickly to help the campus community deal with what they call the senseless murder of a student last night.  Maryland State Police say 18-year-old Dominique Frazier, was stabbed in the neck by Alexis Simpson, her 19-year-old roommate, during a fight in their dormitory. Frazier, a District resident, was found bleeding...
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Later today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will consider legislation that could affect the 2012 budget for the District of Columbia.  Senators have one last chance to offer amendments to the Financial Services and Government Appropriations bill, which helps fund the District government, before send...
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  George Mason University in Northern Virginia has been ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report among "up and coming" universities. The Virginia institution came in...
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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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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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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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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...