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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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Manassas city homeowners will be paying higher property taxes next year. The city council yesterday approved a 7.1-percent property tax hike, the largest increase since 2006. With this increased approved, the average Manassas homeowner will pay just over $3,100 a year. The additional money raised will go towards the construction of a ...
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Montgomery County officials are accepting unwanted guns from the public this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, those who donate will not be paid for their donations, according to Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy. "The gun buy-back program actually promotes getting access to better guns or stealing guns for the purposes of selling them to the buy-back," h...
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There's plenty of indications that Silver Spring has sprung—you've got upscale apartments on every corner and plenty of movie theaters and restaurants. But once the crowds get out after midnight, there are very few places for late-night lizards to lounge. Instead, they go spend that money in Georgetown, Adams Morgan and even Arlington. Now Montgomery County wants a piece of ...
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Korean barbecue. Cuban sandwiches. Vietnamese pho. Salvadoran pupusas. Lobster rolls. Even cupcakes. That's just a sample of the fare that could be had from some of the District's food trucks. But according to food truck vendors, if a new set of rules and regulations proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray take effect, office workers will go wanting as f...
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One of the biggest gambling operations in the world is staking its claim on building a  Las Vegas-style casino resort at the National Harbor in Prince George's County. MGM Resorts today submitted an 800-page bid asking Maryland's Lottery Commission to grant it a casino license, saying that it's best-placed to build the right casino for the loc...
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It's been a long time coming, but finally two war veterans will have a final and dignified resting place. For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers, Civil War Army veterans from Indiana have sat on a funeral home shelf, unclaimed and largely forgotten. Now their remains will get a final resting place at the Arlington National Cemetery. Today, the c...
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More than 1,300 schools in the D.C. area and across the nation are taking to the streets and sidewalks today to celebrate National Bike And Walk To School Day. At Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Va., dozens of students strapped on their helments to pedal to school today. Organizers say these events have several lessons they hope to impart on a younger generation o...
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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...