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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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Officials say a Marine killed a male and female colleague at Marine Base Quantico in Virginia before committing suicide on Thursday night. Base Commander Col. David Maxwell says the incident began around 10:30 p.m., when a 911 call alerted authorities to a shooting that killed one. The base was placed on lockdown as authorities addressed the threat. A base spokesman i...
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After seven years and $56 million, the three elephants of the Smithsonian National Zoo finally have a state of the art house they can call home. The huge indoor space, called the Community Center, is still very sunny. It has a pool, as well as a shower that elephants can activate by stepping on a panel. Portions of the floor are padded, and other parts have four-feet of fine s...
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"Spring starts here" is the theme of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this year. Even though spring has officially sprung, neither the weather nor the cherry blossoms themselves seem to be cooperating. The "...
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Mandatory water restrictions are now in place in Montgomery and Prince George's County after a water main break, and the restrictions could last up to a week. Officials say the water main break happened Monday at 8 p.m. at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. The break, which happened in a 54-inch water transmission main, resulted in a geyser that...
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The Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal cast a spotlight on the dark intersection of youth athletes and sexual abuse. The organizers of a two-day conference in the District beginning today want to help put an end to this vile crime and help its survivors. During the '70s, Joe Ehrmann, the president of Coach for America, was a tackle for the Baltimore Colts. He later became a Chri...
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Should Maryland decriminalize small quantities of marijuana? The Maryland State Senate is expected to vote today on a bill the would loosen restrictions on...
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Virginia law enforcement officials are wrapping up the investigation into a shooting that resulted in the death of a young man in Sterling over the weekend. It appears that after a night of drinking, 16-year-old Park View High School student Caleb A. Gordley was dropped off near his home in the 45900 block of Pullman Court around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday by friends. He somehow went...
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Allergies are not uncommon amongst humans in the D.C. region, with pollution and other allergens sending plenty into sneezing fits. The creatures at the National Zoo aren't exempt from allergies either, as the small, furry senior citizen Red Oak would attest, if he weren't unconscious on an operating table. "Red Oak is a 20-year-old brown-footed lemur," says Bob King, the prim...
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The University of the District of Columbia has named a new administrator to serve as interim president after its last president was fired, reports the Associated President. The Board of Trustees announced Thursday that James Earl Lyons Sr. will take over UDC on March 20, according to AP. Board chairwoman Elaine Crider says Lyons has an impressive academic history after servin...
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About three dozen protesters with an organization called Moms Rising is holding a silent vigil outside the National Rifle Association's Fairfax headquarters. They delivered a petition signed by 150,000 people asking the NRA to support common sense gun laws. The petitions were carried in baby carriages. Organizer Gloria Pan says those common sense solutions include "uni...
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D.C. police are executing multiple search warrants for cars they believe were involved in a drive-by shooting that left 13 people wounded in front of the Tyler House Apartment complex on North Capitol. Detectives are trying to determine if the shooters came from two nightclubs in the...
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The attention of more than a billion Catholics around the world is centered on the Vatican today as the conclave gets underway to select the next Pope. Catholics in Washington say they're praying for the cardinals who are making that choice. At the Basilica of the...
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It's been nearly two years since the Virginia earthquake rattled the east coast and damaged historic structures in the District. One of those structures is the Washington Monument, and a $10 million repair and restoration project on it is now getting underw...
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Nearly 100 bargain hunters and brides camped outside the Friendship Heights Loehmann's Friday morning for the "Grab the Gown" event. The national upscale, discount-price retail store's one-day sale began at 7 a.m., but the first person in the line arrived at 4:45 a.m. "I'm trying to find a nice, designer gown for my wedding," said one woman in the line. "They have really go...
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A century and a half after the Civil War ship the USS Monitor sank, two unknown crewmen found in the ironclad's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, reports the Associated Press. The ceremony will take place Friday, and will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak at the event...
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The FBI is looking for a new home, and plenty of places are rolling out the welcome mat. Federal officials say they received 35 proposals from developers and communities interested in hosting a new headquarters for the FBI. The agency wants to move out of its current headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gr...
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D.C. is looking into why no ambulances were available after a District police officer was struck in a hit and run incident earlier this week. The Metropolitan police officer was seriously injured when stopped on his motorcycle near 46th and A Street NE in the early evening, when he was struck by a Lexus, according to reports. The officer had to wait at least 20 minutes for an...
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Not everyone had a snow day Wednesday. Alexandria Seaport Foundation, a nonprofit that works with troubled teens, braved the wind and waves to continue its mission. The foundation runs out of a boathouse on the Potomac River in historic Alexandria, Va. Though heavy winds lashed the harbor, causing the boat to sway, Developmen...
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With frigid temperatures and a winter storm coming in just a couple days, D.C. residents could be forgiven for thinking cherry blossom season is still a ways away. Don't judge a cherry tree by its bark, however, because underneath, there is a lot of germina...
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BWI Marshall airport, which supports 94,000 jobs and contributes more than $720 million in taxes each year, is expected to take a major hit with the sequester. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to reduce expenditures by $600 million for the remainder of fiscal 2013. FAA officials estimate that such reductions could result in furloughs for employees that could ca...