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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.


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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...
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Peak cherry blossoms may just be weeks away, but that hasn't stopped an early spring storm from dumping some snow on the greater D.C. area, which could make for a headache of a commute on Monday. Rain turned to a mix and then snow overnight, with accumulations of as much as an inch on grassy areas, which could increase to as much as 3 inches by this evening. Accumulation ...
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The Smithsonian National Zoo has just completed a seven-year, $56 million state-of-the-art indoor elephant habitat. Kindergartener Ethan Schipper is roaring like an elephant and recording it — just one of the cool things you can do at the National Zoo's new 4,000 square foot Elephant Community Center. "It's a great place for elephants to socialize, to eat, to play, ...
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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...