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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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The Prince George's County Council is expected to vote Thursday on a budget that includes the first significant property tax hike in more than three decades. The proposal has drawn praise and criticism in the Maryland county. Some of that criticism has com...
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For the past year, a committee of 26 people including teachers, staffers and students have been working on changes to how the Fairfax County Pubic school system teaches sexuality. The process has generated controversy, much of which will air during tonight's school board meeting. The proposed change that has created the biggest outcry among some defines sexuality as a spectr...
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This weekend a Northern Virginia middle schooler will chase her dreams of becoming the next Christina Aguilera, a quest that reflects shifting cultural patterns among Latinos in the United States. Samantha Rios, 14, lives in Arlington and has won a final spot on the TV singing contest La Vo...
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Over the past 40 years, the number of black immigrants coming to the United States has quadrupled. The majority of them have arrived from Jamaica and Haiti, but now the origin countries are changing. Africa is now represented more than ever before. The new trend has already taken hold in D.C., where African immigrants have accounted for much of the growth in the region's bla...
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Washington, D.C., is an international city with residents from countries all over the world, and high schoolers who can navigate this modern day Tower of Babel will soon get credit for it. The District of Columbia Public School system wants to validate students who have demonstrated exceptional fluency in more than one language, such as 14-year-old Marlon Romero, a student a...
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On the second level of a multi-story home under construction in Montgomery County, a master carpenter is teaching a group of high schoolers in hardhats and toolbelts how to use a buzz saw. There are no ceilings or interior walls. The floor is just plywood. In the unfinished bare concrete basement, students are screwing an electrical panel into the wall. "I was hopi...
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The Fairfax County School Board has voted to include transgender people in the category of those protected against discrimination. The 10-1 vote came after an acrimonious debate at last night's board hearing that underscored how divisive the issue of transgender rights is. During the discussion, board members who supported adding gender identity to the system's non discrimin...
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The Fairfax County School Board is considering including gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy. The proposal before the Fairfax County school board would extend discrimination protection to transgender students, teachers and staffers. It comes in the wake of an opinion by Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring that school boards can include sexual orientation and...
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Many people with hard-to-spell names, especially ethnic names, can attest to the mangling those names sometimes suffer at the hands of clerks who issue government IDs. Discrepancies between misspelled names on those IDs and names appearing on voter rolls create the possibility of Americans being turned away at polling places. Virginia Del. Vivian Watts helped pass a law that...
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One person may be trapped after the collapse of a parking garage at the Watergate complex. The garage was under construction when the structural collapse occurred around 10 a.m. A construction worker at the scene told WAMU that three stories of the garage collapsed Friday. One person sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital. Fire department spokesman Ti...
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When Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced he would run for the Senate to replace Barbara Mikulski, the news further churned Maryland's political waters, which were already roiling over the long-serving Democratic senator's retirement. Now state Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez of Montgomery County is looking to take the seat, looking to score another notable first in a career full...
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The domestic violence rate among Latinos in the U.S. is about the same as among the general population — with one in three women reporting that they have been victims of abuse — but the way Latinos respond to domestic violence is markedly different, according to a new study that is the largest-ever survey of Latinos on the issue. That difference is underscored by the na...
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The violence in El Salvador is reaching epidemic levels and murders this year are on track to place that nation at the top of the list in countries not at war. The Salvadoran community of the metro D.C. area is one of the largest in the United States and this week they are welcoming several hundred youth taking a stand against that violence with art. On Monday, 500 Salvador...
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Over the next few months, more than 20,000 Central American youth are expected to be detained while crossing the U.S. border with Mexico. Both the short- and long-term solutions to the exodus will impact the metro D.C. region, which has one of the largest Central American immigrant communities in the country. That Central American community grew by at least 7,000 children last year an...
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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...