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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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A water main break in Prince George's County could be affecting some homes in the Beltsville and Laurel areas of the county. The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission says customers who are affected could see brownish water flowing from their taps. WSSC officials say the water is not harmful to drink, however, it could taste a little different than normal. They're warni...
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President Barack Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, the fifth time he has made an appearance, but the first time since publicly declaring his support for same-sex marriage in May of 2012. The event is held at the Washington Hilton by the Fellowship Foundation — an organization that represents Evangelical Christians and opposes same-sex marriage...
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The look on third grade teacher Jacqueline Simms' face was priceless. She was stunned, crying as she was surprised with a $25,000 Milken educator award by Wall Street philanthropist Mike Milken. Known as the Oscar of teaching, the National prize recognizes excellence and leadership in early to mid-career educators whose work has gone largely unheralded. But today wasn't Sim...
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A community in Fairfax, Virginia is dealing with allegations of child pornography where all involved, both suspects and victims, are juveniles. Under arrest are three young men — two are 16 years old, and one is 15. Fairfax Police allege the trio invited at least six juvenile girls into a home where they drank alcohol and engaged in sex. The activities were secretely...
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The USO cut the ribbon today on its largest center in history when it officially opens the Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir. The United Service Organization's 20,000 square-foot center, which is adjacent to Belvoir's Warrior Transition Center, is designed to ease wounded service membe...
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Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union want Maryland lawmakers to oppose legislation that will allow police to obtain cell phone tracking information without a search warrant, according to the Associated Press. The civil liberties group will testify in front of the State House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. ACLU officials want law enforcement to obtain a search warr...
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As many as 60 percent of fourth graders in D.C. can't read at a proficient level. That was just one of the more sobering statistics in a report released today by Raise DC, a coalition of business leaders, nonprofits and other entities. The survey measures four key areas, and some of the findings are stark, especially when considering the millions of dollars the District alr...
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A group of officials and nonprofit leaders in Montgomery County kicked off the first day of the SNAP the Silence Challenge — an effort to shop for five days worth of food on a $25 budget. The group, which is led by Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, will shop for their local food at the Giant Food on Hungerford Drive in Rockville. "It requires a lot o...
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Metro is continuing an ambitious program to fix many of its broken escalators, with renovation work on three of the escalators at the Pentagon station beginning today. Officials say three of the six escalators at the stations will be removed during the renovation. The escalators are 80 years old, and the company that makes them stopped producing them, as well as their parts,...
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Enviromental activists are in Richmond taking legislators to task for a series of measures that they say would harm efforts to protect the environment. About a dozen protesters with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network stood outside the Virginia state capitol waving miniature windmills and signs that read "Tax Pollutions, Not Solutions." Their protests are punctuated by honks...
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A DREAM Act-type bill that would have allowed undocumented immigrant students in Virginia to pay in-state tuition to state universities had a rough day Thursday as a Senate committee voted it down but a House of Delegates committee approved the measure.  The Virginia Senate Education Committee defeated the DREAM Act bill 8-7 Thursday. The House version of the bill was rep...
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The DREAM Act is closer to reality in Virginia, where lawmakers from both parties have unanimously voted Tuesday to put the measure on a path to a full vote by the House of delegates. For first time in five years, a DREAM Act bill — which would grant undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at Virginia public universities — has been reported out of a Virginia House ed...
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President Obama is expected to unveil a sweeping overhaul of the nations immigration laws later today and many people in Maryland are holding their collective breath. Tens of thousands of immigrants in the D.C. area are anxiously awaiting President Obama's plan for comprehensive immigration reform at Casa de Maryland, one of the largest immigrant advocacy groups in the state.&...
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A winter weather advisory is in effect this evening for the Washington area and most of Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. In the D.C. region, up to 1 inch could accumulate on the ground before 8 p.m., before areas of low pressure move precipitation east by 9 p.m. Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation say frigid temperatures overnight mean...
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Prince George's County police say they've made two arrests in the shooting death of a teenager who attended a Fort Washington birthday party, reports the Associated Press. Akil Darnell Ings, 17, of Suitland and Kquantae Fisher, 19, of Fort Washington are both charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones. Police say Ings is in...
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Leaders of Washington's Metro transit agency are proposing new tunnels to help the system keep up with growing demand. The tunnels are included in a 49-page strategic plan (pdf) presented Thursday to the transit agency's board of directors. Metro's immediate goals call for measu...
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The Washington National Cathedral hosted the President and Vice President for a morning of prayer and reflection as he begins his final term in office. The Washington Performing Arts Society's Children of the Gospel choir performed before President Barack Obama and a "by invitation only" gathering of more than 2,200 dignitaries at the National Cathedral. It was the interfaith ...
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Hundreds of crews spent the overnight and an early morning hours cleaning up the mess and materials from yesterday's inauguration. This morning, on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol, dozens of workers were busy picking up interlocking segments of the huge plastic mat that was laid down to protect the lawn.  The crew has 8,000 s...
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The ranks of D.C.'s police force is swelling by the thousands over the next several days, as the District welcomes a large group of national guardsmen into its midst to help manage the Inauguration Day crowds. On Friday, hundreds of national guardsmen from Pennsylvania marching into the D.C. Armory, where they were welcomed by Brig. Gen. Arthur Hinaman. "A Big chunk of...
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Maryland transportation officials are facing a big problem with E-ZPass: it's too easy to pass without paying. The agency is pushing for legislation in Annapolis that would ticket drivers who go through E-ZPass tollbooths without electronic devices, as well as those who ignore the fines they receive in the mail as a consequence The proposal would slap a $50 civil ...