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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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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...
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A team of seven Montgomery County high school students produced a video public service announcement about teen violence. The PSA, titled "Speak Up"," is one of five videos picked as semi finalists for the Choose Respect Campaign this year. "It's really about focusing on yourself, an...
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Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and gun control activists will rally later today in Annapolis to show their support for the governor's gun control legislation. The measure already passed in the Maryland Senate, the House of Delegates will now take up the bill. That bill includes backg...
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Lousy roads cost drivers in the D.C. Metro area an estimated $2,200 a year, according to a report from the research group TRIP. The group says that roads that lack some safety features, have insufficient capacity to meet travel demands, or have poor pavement conditions generate that figure for motorists. The figure includes additional vehicle operating costs and the cost of l...
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Five additional Maryland teens have been indicted as adults on murder charges for a fatal stabbing at the Woodley Park Metro station last year. Seventeen-year-old Chavez Myers of District Heights was originally charged with first-degree murder, while the other five were charged as adu...
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The past 24 hours have been very difficult for those sworn to serve and protect in Northern Virginia.  Two police officers were hurt yesterday in unrelated incidents of violence. Alexandria motorcycle police officer Peter Laboy is out of surgery, but remains in critical condition at the Washington Hospital Center ...
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Fairfax County wants to put a face on its homeless population and many good people are involved in that effort. Volunteers have been scouring the county this week to conduct homeless vulnerability questionnaires. The questionnaire asks a lot of questions, like the following: How long have you been homeless this time? Where did you sleep last night?...
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Congress has a self-appointed deadline facing it this week: billions of dollars in budget cuts will rip across the federal budget Friday unless Congress acts by Friday. The doomsday scenario that lawmakers from both parties are painting seems like it will hit this week. Sequestration will take $85 billion dollars from federal agencies on March 1, meaning cuts to housing, educa...
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Some of the best pinball players calling themselves pinheads will test their skills against 38 machines set up at the 10th annual Fairfax Pinball Open at the Best Western Hotel in Fairfax County. The machines include classics built in the '70s and brand-new machines. In fact, one new model called "The Avengers" is being introduced at this tournament. The event is open to the p...
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A state lawmaker in Maryland has formally introduced a bill that would make smoking marijuana legal. Del. Curt Anderson of Baltimore introduced the measure in the House yesterday. It would make make marijuana legal for adults 21 and over and create a system to regulate and tax it, much the same way that alcohol is regulated and taxed. The measure would also direct the ...
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An overwhelming majority Virginia appear to favor a more concerted effort to make sure people casting their votes are whom they say they are, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. "We asked Virginians if they think voters should or should not have to show a photo ID before voting, said Tim Malloy of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. "Seventy-five percent are in favor of t...
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Fire officials say a man and two children have died after a house fire in Glenarden, Md. Prince George's County fire officials say the man and three girls ages 10, 8 and 5 weren't breathing and had no pulse when they were pulled from the burning home on the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue early Thursday morning. Paramedics were able to restore a pulse for one of the girl...
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An agreement has been reached between the Prince William County school system and the parents of a boy punished for pretending to shoot imaginary bullets from his finger. The second grader at Minnieville Elementary in Woodbridge, Va., was suspended on Feb. 8 after he pointed a finger at a playmate and pretended to shoot him. School officials said this constituted "threatening...
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A major work of American literature that's generated controversy in Virginia is now generating a counter-protest in Maryland. Beginning at 9 a.m. this morning, students, staff and faculty at Maryland's Bowie State University are taking turns reading excerpts from the 1987 novel "Beloved" in...
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The bulldozer at the Holly Acres trailer park is not demolishing mobile homes or clearing out low-income Latino tenants. It's fixing a damaged sewer pipe, and it's happening hours after Prince William County settled an $8 million lawsuit filed by Holly Acres' owner Hank Ridge. "I don't see that there's any victory in this for us or the county," he says. "We're just happy tha...
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The holiday weekend may not be a fun one for travelers on the most Metro lines, as weekend service schedules stay in effect through Monday night, and station closings abound. Two stations will be closed on the Orange Line starting at 10 p.m. Friday through Monday. Shuttles will replace trains betwen Stadium-Armory and Cheverly and the Minnesota Ave and Deanwood stations will b...
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A group that represents hundreds of thousands of mothers nationwide is on Capitol Hill today along with survivors of gun violence. It's part of a Valentine's Day pitch for gun control legislation. Members of the World Children's Choir from Falls Church, Va., serenaded Congress, asking them to pass what they describe as common sense gun laws. They were joined by members of Cong...