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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 poll released minutes ago finds that Latinos support President Obama and the steps he is taking to reform the nation's immigration system. Latino immigrants and immigration activists gathered outside the White House last week by the dozens in support of Presid...
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With Marion Barry's passing, change will be coming to the D.C. Council. Can anyone fill Marion Barry's gigantic shoes? It will be a daunting task for whomever tries, but in Ward 8, where political activism is high, the whisperings and conversations in churches and social gatherings of t...
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On Thursday night, President Barack Obama decided to slap some glue on the nation's broken immigration system. In a primetime speech from the White House, he announced new border security measures, more deportation of felons but not families an...
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Law enforcement authorities are preparing for an uptick in bank robberies in the next few weeks, as criminals see opportunity as we enter the holiday season. The FBI says a quarter of all of the yearly bank robberies in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia happen during the month of December. Banks in the metro D.C. area are three times more likely to be held up during Dece...
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When snow hits the ground, plows hit the roads. But now Arlington County says that it will also clear bike and pedestrian trails when the white stuff starts accumulates. County officials say Arlington will be the first local municipality to clear snow from 10 miles worth of trails use...
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Walk into Oyster Adams Bilingual School in Northwest D.C. and it's likely you'll run into Latino children. They make up a majority of the nearly 670 students who study there. It's also likely that all of them will have health insurance. In fact a Georgetown-La Raza study found that last year only 62 Hispanic children in the District did not have health insurance. "What we fo...
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Montgomery County election officials will be tallying absentee ballots today in a count that will likely resolve the tight race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. Democratic incumbent John Delaney has claimed victory, but Republican challenger Dan Bongino hasn't conceded despite his 2,166-vote deficit after Tuesday's vote count. The district includes all or...
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Clyde Bellecourt is a civil rights organizer who helped found the American Indian movement decades ago. (Armando Trull/WAMU) Washington's NFL team ...
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Is it possible to use algorithms and computer models to predict crime and preempt it? The latest crime fighting weapon in some police department's arsenals is drawing both praise and criticism. Inside a police cruiser in Hagerstown, Maryland, Capt. Paul Kifer explains how it works. "Each one of the officers working a beat in Hagerstown will find three red boxes wit...
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As of Sept. 30, the U.S. government had released 45,000 Central American children from detention centers and placed them in the custody of relatives. According to the latest data, there are now at least 7,000 unaccompanied minors in Maryland, Virginia, and the District: ...
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In about three weeks, the National Mall will hold a concert whose turnout could be big bigger than the annual Fourth of July celebration. Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem and Carrie Underwood are among the headliners for the Concert for Valor on Nov. 11, the federal Veterans Day holiday. The show is free and will s...
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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says the state is ready to meet any threat from the Ebola virus. Maryland has instituted a coordinated plan involving multiple agencies and cooperation with health officials from Northern Virginia and D.C., he says. The governor is also urging Marylanders to get flu shots to avoid mirroring any false Ebola symptoms. O'Malley outlin...
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More on D.C. General Inside D.C. General: A Tour of the City's Largest Homeless Shelter ...
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Hotel owner Tom Pollak next to airport flag he rescued and now hangs at hotel entrance, which he says is the largest in El Salvador. (Armando Trull/WAMU) Surf i...
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Montgomery County has ended a long-standing practice of cooperating with immigration officials seeking to deport some people in county custody. County officials say they will no longer honor requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to extend the time a prisoner is kept in county custody. Executive Ike Leggett ordered the county's law enforcement ag...
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Voices From El Salvador Part 1: Gang Violence Driving Youth Exodus Part 2: Civil War's Unhealed Wounds ...
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Voices From El Salvador Part 1: Gang Violence Driving Youth Exodus Part 2: Civil War's Unhealed Wounds ...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering the Man Who Led One Of Our Nation's First Civil Rights Protests ...