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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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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...
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Ash Wednesday is an important day on the Christian religious calendar, and the Episcopal Church was out at Metro stops to bring the message to commuters. Rev. Dr. Marianne Budde, the diocesan bishop in Washington, was out leading the charge at the Foggy Bottom Metro with a program they call "Ashes To Go," where commuters can receive a blessing and the traditional Ash Wednesday...
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A quiet neighborhood next to the University of Maryland campus is in shock after a deadly shooting Monday night. Two University of Maryland students are dead and another recovering from gunshot wounds. Prince George's County police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide. The shooting took place just after 1 a.m. on the 87...
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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...