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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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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...
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The easiest commutes in the Washington metro area have a lot to do with your job skills and ability to pay for housing. That's according to a new report released by the Brookings Institution. Researcher Nicole Prchal Svajlenka says the region is quite good at connecting workers to jobs, but the more educated you are, the more jobs you'll be able to reach within a typical 45 to...
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D.C. United is advancing to Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference finals after beating the New York Red Bulls last night 1-0.  Nick DeLeon scored the winning goal in the 88th minute last night in the team's victory over New York the in Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semi-finals.  The red bulls appeared poised to take the lead in the 69th minute whe...
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As the D.C. area heads into the holiday season, hunger continues to be an unwelcome guest at hundreds of thousands of local homes. "Our nonprofit partners are seeing anywhere from 25 percent to 100 percent increase in visitors this year," says Christel Hair, chief development officer for the Capitol Area Food Bank.  And those visitors are increasingly diverse, s...
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The specter of sequestration and its potentially dire impact on the Metro D.C. area was the sobering agenda item on the Greater Washington Board of Trade's post-election roundup Thursday morning. "Sequestration would hit us all pretty hard," says Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw. "It would hit Northern Virginia and D.C. perhaps harder than the state of Maryland, but pre...
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The District's Department of Public Works is deploying new technology to keep city streets free of snow this coming winter and beyond. In the past, operators of the District's fleet of light plows, equipped with salt spreaders on the back and a plow in front, relied on paper maps to track and plan their routes through city streets. Last year, the city invested nearly $5 millio...
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A police officer in the District is in the hospital and a suspect was shot and killed in a fatal altercation Friday morning near the 3500 block of 17th Street NE in the District's Brookland neighborhood. The incident happened shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. Police were responding to a domestic dispute involving a grandson assaulting his grandfather at the home when the suspect w...
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Now that life is returning to normal in the D.C. area, officials are focusing on the last threat posed by Hurricane Sandy's aftermath: flooding. Government offices, schools and Metro are open again and people are returning to work and sitting in traffic once more. The storm lingers, however, and District Director of Homeland Security Chris Geldart won't exhale until the Potoma...
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A federal court is trying to decide if a Maryland resident's right to keep a gun in their homes for self defense ends in their front door, according to the Washington Post....
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HelpSaveMaryland.com, a grassroots organization aimed at providing information for undocumented immigrants, has launched an outreach campaign, offering education about voter fraud. The group says their first campaign flier is meant to help immigrants avoid voter fraud, which it calls a "terrible mistake." The flier...
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Opponents and supporters of Maryland's referendum on gay marriage are having dueling protests at Gallaudet University, but they're both asking for the same thing. Angela McCaskill was placed on paid leave as chief diversity officer at Gallaudet,...
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Drivers and pedestrians might notice a curious phenomenon around the Verizon Center in Chinatown this week: what looks like horse stables set up along the sidewalks. That's because there are 500 horses competing this week at the Washington International Horse Show at the arena.  Riders and their horses will compete in many events, but a lot of the action goes on behind th...
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The D.C. Council will consider a bill that would allow self-driving cars on the streets of the District, according to the Associated Press. Three states — Nevada, California and Florida — have already authorized driverless cars on their streets.  Google is developing a fleet of these "autonomous vehicles," and the company expects them to be available commercially...
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After almost a year of renovation work, the south entrance to the Dupont Circle Metro station has reopened, to the delight of those who live and work in the area. The entrance now features three brand new escalators. These transit-grade, state-of-the-art escalators replace what were previously some of the most dangerous and unreliable escalators in the Metro system. Customers ...
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Police in Montgomery County are looking for a suspect in the latest attack along a popular biking and jogging trail, according to the Associated Press. The Capital Crescent Trail, which runs from Georgetown in D.C. to Bethesda and Silver Spring in Maryland, is heavily traveled by joggers, bikers and people looking to stroll through nature. Last night, however, it was also the ...
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Prince George's County Police were out in force along the 6100 block of Old Central Avenue in Capitol Heights, Md. this morning looking for information about the murder of teenager Marckel Ross on Sept. 11.  Officers are handing out fliers an...