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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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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...
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Two separate accidents involving tractor trailers on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway closed all lanes of the inner loop near Old Georgetown Road this morning. One lane of the road had reopened for those stuck between the Old Georgetown Road and Route 355 exits of 7:45 a.m. &nbs...
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The trial of two police officers involved in the beating of a student at the University of Maryland following a basketball game in College Park could soon go to jury, but the defendants already have won a small victory, as the judge threw out the two most serious charges against the pair. Circuit court judge Beverly Woodard dismissed charges of first degree assault against the...
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Millions of people around the country will be taking part in an earthquake-preparedness drill later this morning, including those in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The drill is even more relevant to residents in the D.C. region, after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Va. shook the metropolitan area in August 2011. The quake caused damage to N...
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Metro says it has fallen behind on its effort to expand cellphone service throughout the transit system and may not complete the project until 2015. In a letter to Congress on Tuesday, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles says there is still much work to do to provide wireless access throughout the system. He requests for the project's deadline to be extended to December 2015...
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New legislation being considered by the D.C. Council would reduce fines from automated speed cameras and red light cameras, according to the Associated Press. Council members Tommy Wells, Mary Cheh and Marion Barry introduced legislation Tuesday that would overhaul the automated traffic enforcement program. The system has been expanded to bring $60 million annually into city c...
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 A "practical joke gone awry" at a D.C. area private school today is likely to land at least a few students in the principal's office. What was thought to be chemical spill at St. John's College High School this morning turned out to all be a false alarm, school officials say. The scare involved nearly a dozen students complaining of eye irritation and triggered a large r...
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The health care company owned by Jeffrey Thompson, the millionaire fundraiser linked to Mayor Vincent Gray's shadow campaign, may not be able to continue doing business with the District, the Washington Post reports.  Chartered ...
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The prosecution says two police officers abused their power when they assaulted a University of Maryland student during a rowdy post-game celebration two years ago. As the trial began Monday, lawyers for the officers say their clients were merely "foot soldiers'' following orders, according to the Associated Press report. Jurors heard opening statements in the trial of Reginal...