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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.


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A federal appellate court will hear oral arguments Friday to decide whether President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration policy will move forward, or whether an injunction will remain in place. The measures would allow more than 4 million undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the country. In the D.C. area, thousands of undocumented immigrants are waiting...
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The phones can't stop ringing at Ayuda, a nonprofit serving Latinos in the District and Northern Virginia. Its name means "help" in Spanish. And Ayuda — like many of the local NGOs working with Central American minors and their families needs a lot of ayuda itself. The arrival of more than 7,000 traumatized Central American children ...
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Walk through the halls of Wheaton High School and you'll see the demographic shift that Montgomery County has experienced over the past two decades. More than 57 percent of the students are Latinos, and countywide there are almost 45,000 Latino students within the public school enrollment of 157,000. But Latino students in Montgomery County Public Schools aren't doing as wel...
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Update, 1 p.m.: Wossen Assaye is back in custody after being captured by police shortly before noon in southeast Washington D.C. After escaping this morning, he carjacked a car just miles away before stealing another car. Assaye was finally apprehended after a nine-hour search when he was spotted on a Metro bus near Minnesota Avenue, ...
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Update: Follow this story from NPR for further updates. Original story: One person is dead near the entrance to the National Security Agency at Fort Meade in Maryland after two men reportedly tried to ram the gate. The ...
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Over the past 15 months, the metro D.C. area has experienced an influx of nearly 6,000 undocumented youth from Central America. Most of them are in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Maryland counties of Prince George's and Montgomery. There are also hundreds of very young mothers who made that journey with one or more children and now call the area home. The move can be diff...
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In the rotunda of Baltimore City Hall, a dozen Latino teenagers talk in excited voices. They're members of the Mi Espacio afterschool program, and they're clustered around half a dozen bilingual posters that will soon be all over the city. ...
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The grill at Café Azul in Hyattsville, Maryland, is red hot. For the past six years this Venezuelan eatery has catered to a small but growing immigrant community that's hungry for traditional arepas and cachapas — white and yellow corn cakes stuffed with meats and cheeses. "We have customers that come from Howard County, Annapolis, Virginia, Manassas, Reston, from Delawar...
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Metro Connection Segments Kids Live History At One-Room Seneca Schoolhouse In Maryland ...
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In a penthouse apartment in Bethesda, there are the sounds of a fandango — a Spanish dance tune — coming from a chanter, the part of a bagpipe used for the main melody of a song. On its own, it's kind of like a flute. But this chanter belongs to a gaita — that's what bagpipes are called in Spain. And the performer is Carlos Núñez, one of the best gaita players in the ...
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Protesters used a D.C. police oversight hearing on Tuesday to denounce policing tactics they termed heavy-handed and racist. About a dozen activists with the group D.C. Ferguson sat in the audience and held up signs that said "Stop jump-outs," referring to the term used by many in the city's African-American community to describe both undercover cops and the tactic of pilin...
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A nationwide operation conducted last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has captured more than 2,000 criminal aliens who the agency says posed a risk to public safety. More than 50 arrests were made in Virginia, around three-dozen in Maryland and a handful in ...
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Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a nationwide operation conducted last week has captured more than 2,000 criminal aliens whom the agency says posed a risk to public safety. A significant portion of those apprehensions were in the D.C. area. More than 50 arrests ...
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The local filmmakers responsible for HBO's The Nine Lives of Marion Barry are working on another film with a District angle, a documentary about a gang of gay black youth and their struggle to overcome discrimination and survive violence in one of the most impoverished areas of the city. The corner of Montello Avenue and Simms Place NE has been the hub of 303 crime...
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The Prince George's County school system will open two new high schools this August designed to meet the educational needs of immigrant students with limited English language skills. The Prince George's International High School and the International High School at Langley Park, as they will be called, are the first step in addressing a huge achievement gap for English Language Learne...
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The federal government has filed a notice of appeal of a ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The outcome of this legal battle will affect tens of thousands of immigrants in the metro D.C. area. Last November outside the White House, hundreds of immigration activists ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala was consumed by a civil war between the right-wing government and leftist guerrillas. The fighting killed 150,000 people and an additional 50,000 civilians were disappeared. More than 90 percent of the victims were killed by Guatemalan authorities. More than a million Guatemalans fled to the United States. For the last two decades, the ...
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The Shrine of the Sacred Heart church, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, has been the center of spiritual life for D.C.'s Salvadoran Catholics since the mid-1990s. And this week it's reverberating with the news that murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero has been declared a martyr of th...
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Navy leadership cuts the ribbon on the atrium, which saw extensive renovations after the attack. (Armando Trull/WAMU) The Navy Yard's infamous Building 197, w...