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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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Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country attended a Mass today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the District. One of the most solemn events of National Law Enforcement Week was celebrated today. The 19th Annual Blue Mass was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Northwest D.C. Hundreds of first responders from local jurisdictions and federal agencies...
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D'Andre is 19 and homeless, and that's why we're not using his last name. We're sitting on comfortable brown velvet sofas in the socializing area of Promise Place, an emergency youth shelter in Capitol Heights, Md.—the first of its k...
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Penn National Gaming filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission saying that it plans to throw its hat—and cash—into the bidding ring to build a Las Vegas-style casino in Prince George's County. The decision once again pits Penn National against MGM Resorts. Each company spent $40 million last year in Maryland's gambling referendum. Penn rolled snake eyes i...
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An elderly woman has been missing since Friday afternoon, after arriving from Reagan National Airport on a flight from Barbados. Relatives and friends of 83-year-old Victoria Kong have been searching throughout the weekend for the woman. Kong was last seen 6:30 p.m. Friday, walking north along the Mount Vernon Trail toward Gravelly Point. Police Chief Steven Holl ...
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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is riding high in the latest poll conducted by the The Washington Post. Sixty-four percent of all registered Virginia voters regardless of party affil...
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The investigation into the potential human trafficking of two Filipino women at a Saudi diplomatic residence in McLean is one of two types of cases common in Northern Virginia, says Fairfax Police Detective Bill Woolf. "We also see it in forms such as resta...
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The Smithsonian National zoo opened its new Elephant Trails just a few weeks ago. The multimillion dollar state of the art facility was meant to allow the zoo to expand its herd of endangered Asian elephants, which it now plans to do. A new Asian elephant by the n...
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Union Station's Columbus Plaza has never been particularly friendly for pedestrians, but an 18-month project completed yesterday offers additional safety measures for walkers and improves traffic flow around the circle in front of Washington's iconic train station.  The $10.8 million project, which was funded in part by the federal government, features a redesigned traffi...
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On Thursday Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill passed earlier this year by the General Assembly that does away with capital punishment in the state. With his signature, Maryland becomes the sixth state in as many years to repeal the death penalty, and once the legislation takes effect in October, 18 states across the nation will have opted out of its use. "With th...
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Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by the government of Saudi Arabia in Fairfax County. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official told the Associated Press that agents went to the home in McLean, Va., on Tuesday night and removed the two possible victims of domestic servitude and Fairfax County police were called in to ...
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Smithsonian experts investigating the remains of a 14-year-old Jamestown colonist say they have found evidence that the girl's skull was cut open to remove the brain — the earliest evidence to date of cannibalism performed in European colonies in the Americas. Douglas Owsley, the head of the physical anthropology division at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, ...
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A crack in an electrified third rail north of the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station caused significant delays on the Red Line Wednesday morning, just in time for rush hour. As Metro moves to repair the cracked rail, only one of two tracks was in service on the east end of the Red Line, causing single tracking between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. Metro has since restored normal s...
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Getting across six lanes of speeding traffic on Connecticut Avenue below Chevy Chase Circle in the District could be a matter of life or death for some pedestrians. "The cars are extremely careless in this intersection," says Evis Daum, a pedestrian in the city. "Even when they see you, they sometimes pretend not to." Vehicles sometimes zoom up and down District ro...
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The Mississippi man charged with making and possessing ricin as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Obama and others is expected in court, reports the Associated Press. The FBI arrested 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke at his house in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday. He's charged with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon, and is sch...
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The first of three medical marijuana clinics in Washington, D.C. has finalized its licensing process, as medical marijuana dispensaries in the District are weeks away from opening their doors. Capital City Care in northwest D.C. says it's ready to start distributing pot to patients with HIV, AIDS, glaucoma, or cancer. Two other clinics, Takoma Wellness Center and Metropolita...
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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...