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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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An early morning hit-and-run accident in Gaithersburg that resulted in the death of one pedestrian may be more then it originally seemed. Detectives from the major crimes division of Montgomery County Police Department are investigating the hit-and-run death of a 34-year-old man as a homicide.  The crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. in front of the Avalon School on West ...
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A lack of parts is putting the brakes on the expansion of the Capital Bikeshare program in the District, according to a District Department of Transportation official. Existing plans to add 54 bike share stations this fall will likely come up short, department spokesman John Lisle told The Washington Post, because they have n...
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An 18-year-old girl was shot during an attempted robbery in Southeast D.C. while she was on her way to school this morning. The young woman was shot in the leg; she was treated and brought to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. A suspect tried to take her school bag while she was at the bus stop on the 1400 blo...
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Metro has scrapped plans to discontinue bus service after 8 p.m. along the W6 and W8 Metrobus routes — two bus lines that serve high-crime areas of Southeast D.C. Officials from WMATA announced their change of plans Monday afternoon, ...
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Metro is considering curtailing bus service in one of the most economically challenged areas of the District  The W6 and W8 bus routes take riders from Anacostia metro station through all of Southeast D.C. It's one of the only reliable methods of mass transportation in this part of the District late at night. But wants to cut back late night service on these lines...
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A University of Virginia student from the D.C. area has been killed in a boating accident during a study abroad program, according to the Associated Press. Casey Shulman, 22, of Falls Church, was killed during a visit to the Caribbean island of Dominica after she was struck by a dive boat's propeller. Schulman and more than 50 other students visited the island as part of a "Se...
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There's now a new tool in the fight against cell phone theft: "bricking." Bricking is a technique that allows customers to render their cell phone useless if it's been stolen.  D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the new policy at a press conference at MPD headquarters earlier today. If a person's iPhone or Android is stolen, one phone ...
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Authorities in the District are asking the public for help to solve a burglary at one of the city's elementary schools. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking help identifying five people who stole computer equipment from a city school. Police say the burglary happened Friday at the Brightwood Elementary School in northwest Washington. Schools were closed Friday...
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Several children who attend the Field School in Northwest D.C. were injured this morning in a private school bus crash in Northwest D.C.There were about 18 children aboard the Reston Limousine bus involved in the crash. One child, believed to be ejected from the bus, was transported to a nearby hospital in an ambulance. One other child and one adult were also transported t...
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For those flying during the holidays, bringing gifts like jelly on the plane will land folks in a jam. The TSA says they want your holiday travel to be less stressful, so they've offered some examples of what can and cannot be brought through security at airports this week. "The pumpkin pie is actually our prime example of something that you can carry through the checked lugga...
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More than 9,000 people from the Washington, D.C. Metro area will travel 50 miles or more during this Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA Mid Atlantic. The good news for those hitting the road is that gas prices are lower than usual right now and will continue to drop. The national average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gas dropped to $3.43, which is .03 cents low...
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The region's roadways will be crowded this Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Mid-Atlantic says slightly more than 1 million people in the Metro D.C. area will be traveling 50 miles or more during Thanksgiving week. That's a modest 1.3 percent increase over those who traveled last year. "One out of every five Washingtonians will be traveling this Thanksgiving," says John Townsend with ...
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Nearly two dozen homeless college students from the District will be made to feel welcome over the holidays, and it's all thanks to generous WAMU listeners. The D.C. College Success Foundation serves 900 low-income D.C. students. On any given holiday, a number of them are homeless, says Monica Gray, the organization's director. "As we head into the holidays, we are con...
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Voters in Virginia oppose year-round schooling, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. "Virginia, by a healthy margin are against requiring year-round school," says Tim Malloy, with the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The margin is 51 to 47 percent against year-round schooling among the 1,400 registered voters polled. But as the numbers...
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As Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enters the final year of his term, his popularity remains high, according to a poll released by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. It seems just about everyone likes the governor, says Tim Malloy, with Quinnipiac University. "Gov. Bob McDonnell is maintaining a high approval rating. He's among the highest of the seven states we surveyed...
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If U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) decides he wants to run for governor again in 2013, he would begin the campaign as the overwhelming favorite, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Warner hasn't said if he wants to run, but right now, he enjoys the kind of lead most candidates would envy. "Our survey shows Warner leading Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling by...
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The gaming wars in Maryland are heating up. Officials at the Maryland Live! Casino have announced plans to reconfigure their casino floor to make way for table games like blackjack. The casino in Arundel Mills already accounts for more than 70 percent of gambling revenues in t...
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The Transportation Security Administration says it's doing everything it can to make holiday travel easier, but it says travelers must also play a part. The TSA has now implemented TSA PreCheck, an expedited prescreening initiative for known travelers and active duty service members. They...
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This Veterans Day, some elementary school kids in Alexandria, Va. took got a chance to speak with and thank service members overseas without ever leaving the school grounds. Army Lt. Col. Michael Olson gave a virtual tour to several dozen third, fifth and sixth graders over Skype. Olson is in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the students 7,000 miles away in the Fort Hunt Elementary ...
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Some students from Washington Mill Elementary in Alexandria, Va. are honoring the service members in their lives today in a Veterans Breakfast — a tradition at the school going back 12 years. Principal Tish Howard says her mother, a staff sergeant in the Army, always credited her years of service as one of the things that gave her the strength to raise children by herself in...