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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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Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy is back at home, after spending two months in the hospital due to a gunshot wound to the head. The 45-year-old officer and father of four was ...
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A federal indictment handed down yesterday in Baltimore paints a picture of an out of control prison in charm city where the inmates were living a charmed life. Thirteen female corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center have been charged with federal racketeering. The indictment accuses the officers of helping a national criminal gang called the Black Gorilla ...
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There is one less name on the FBI's most wanted list. A District teacher accused of child pornography will be in court this afternoon after a manhunt that lasted five years. Eric Justin Toth fled D.C. in 2008 after pornographic images of one of his third grade students were discovered on his school-issued camera. "The FBI placed the former 3rd grade teacher on its most...
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For those who don't speak English, getting help at a D.C. pharmacy might be very difficult. That's the upshot of a report called Prescription for Inequity. The report claims even when language assistance was offered at local pharmacies, it was usually inadequate. Tester Frank Tchokeu says when he pretended to speak only French while seeking help in D.C. pharmacies, the outcome...
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Airlines and passengers are bracing for potential delays as mandatory federal budget cuts impact the men and women who watch the skies over the United States. Sunday was the first day that air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs due to sequestration. There were no major delays in most areas across the country. The one exception was New York, where flights at both JFK...
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One of the two suspects in the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon is reported dead after a gun exchange early Friday with police in Watertown, Mass. Officials say the uncle of the suspects confirmed that the name of the first suspect is Tamerlan Tsarnaev. He was killed in a gun battle with police in Massachusetts overnight. Police are still searching for his brother, 19...
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A collision between a pedestrian and a cyclist this morning at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12 Street sent at least one to the hospital. Witnesses saw the pedestrian crossing Pennsylvania Avenue, which was closed today due to Emancipation Day, when she was struck. "I was sitting there and heard her call out, I looked up, and she just ran right through th...
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Emancipation Day Events 8 a.m.: Emancipation Day Prayer Breakfast 11 a.m.: Emancipation Day Parade...
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Every morning, Christy Stout and two other colleagues deliver breakfast to nearly 2,000 animals at Smithsonian's National Zoo. Crystal, the gray wolf who's actually white, is about to eat breakfast. "Today they got rabbits, they'll also get knucklebones, and dog food," Stout says. "They are just as they would hunt them except they are not alive. That way they get t...
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Metro's rail stations are getting a makeover to make them brighter and more modern. Transit officials said Thursday that the proposed redesigned look would include stainless steel, bright lights and clear glass, and that the Bethesda station would serve as the $10 million prototype. The transit agency will decide how to incorporate the changes in Bethesda, which could...
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Jazz lovers rejoice, the Smithsonian Museum of American History is celebrating one of America's biggest contributions to the world of music all this month. Grammy award-winning drummer Horacio Hernandez played his purple and gold drum set for the last time, before donating it to the Smithsonian. "My drums are going to be in a place and in the company of artifacts and m...
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The water main explosion last month in Chevy Chase, Md., created a crater near Connecticut Avenue large enough to swallow a school bus. It also uncovered a possible flaw in how the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission monitors miles of water pipes beneath the Maryland subu...
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Fairfax County school board members will debate new rules today regarding how students can be disciplined. The review was prompted by the suicide of a 15-year-old high school football player two years ago. Nick Stuba...
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The National Park Service says peak bloom time for the cherry blossoms begins this weekend — when 70 percent of the blossoms are in full bloom. NPS has had to recalculate their prediction several times due to cold temperatures. This weekend's expected bloom coinci...
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At least one person is in critical condition Tuesday morning after a two-alarm fire broke out in an apartment building in Silver Spring, Md., on Tuesday morning. The fire broke out just after 6:45 a.m., according to Scott Graham with Montgomery County Fire and EMS, when firefighters were called to the 200 block of Silver Spring Avenue. "They arrived on the scene with a...
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Thousands of Catholic worshipers marched from Our Lady of Sorrows church in Takoma Park to Saint Camillus church in Silver Spring, Md., on the day Christians refer to as "Good Friday." They commemorate the journey made by Jesus Christ to Mount Calvary before his crucifixion.  They were greeted by a Guatemalan carpet known as an "alfombra."  I it is made off wood sha...
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on Tuesday on Proposition 8 in what could be a landmark case for same-sex marriage. Several hundred people gathered outside the Supreme Court building waiting to the hear the potentially historic or...
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The push for comprehensive immigration reform is gaining steam with support from President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. For one Arlington family, however, that debate has come too late. Deported over a black mark Leoxander de Leon was a church elder of an Adventist congregation in Arlington, Va. Despite the good works he did, inclu...