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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.


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D.C. police and the secret service have released the traffic control plan for the upcoming inauguration. Those traveling around the city inauguration weekend should expect parking restrictions, closed streets and bridges and plenty of gridlock. Access into Washington D.C. will be restricted. The Memorial Bridge will be closed except to pedestrian traffic, and vehicle traffic c...
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In Washington, inaugural tickets are about as hot as tickets to the Oscars in Los Angeles. So it's understandable how thrilled some people were when they received an email from Ticketmaster on Sunday saying that tickets to the inaugural ball and parade had gone on sale. Soon thereafter, however, Ticketmaster sent out other emails, apologizing for a mistake. Officials with the ...
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The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is meeting today in Annapolis to consider possible legislative proposals for the 2013 General Assembly session. One proposal would require drillers to have pollution insurance of at least $1 million per loss. Another would require a state registration of those who negotiate mineral rights from landowners. They would need to abide by a...
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The outrage over the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in Connecticut last week sparking renewed protests in Washington today, and a promise from religious leaders to take action. Several dozen protesters demonstrated outside the Willard Hotel, while inside, the National Rifle Association addressed shootings for the first time. "The National Rifle Association -- 4 mill...
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Religious leaders representing a broad range of faiths gathered at this morning to remember the lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting and to call for an end to gun violence.  An interfaith group of religious leaders lifted their collective voices to god this morning at the National Cathedral. Reverends, rabbis, imams, pastors and bishops will ask President Obama a...
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Local faith leaders met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill today to highlight priorities in addressing the fiscal cliff. "We're here to stand with those low-income families and seniors in our communities who are suffering already and helping to bring that message to Congress that we don't need to harm them any further by any legislation that might make them suffer more," sai...
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A coalition of Maryland leaders called on the state legislator and education department to expand the free school breakfast program Wednesday. The group asked for $1.8 million to provide breakfasts to an extra 130 schools. Under the Maryland Meals for Achievement program, par...
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A water main break closed Columbia Pike in Arlington near South Thomas Street this morning. The road remained closed throughout the morning rush between South George Mason Drive and South Four Mile Run Drive. Metrobuses that run along the major east-west thoroughfare were experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes, Metro reports. Affected lines are all the 16 lines as well as the...
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There's a new exhibit at the Smithsonian, and it's the latest iteration of the many stories in the great land of Oz. A version of the Wizard of Oz is coming to town. Donna Vivino and Tiffany Hass, stars of the Broadway musical production Wicked, are performing at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Dec. 17 for the rendition. That's because the Tony and Gra...
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School officials in Maryland's Anne Arundel County are dealing with the death of a student from a very dangerous disease. A female student at Glen Burnie High School died on Tuesday, just one day after falling ill. The symptoms were consistent with bacterial meningitis, according to Anne Arundel County school authorities. The disease attacks the blood, the brain, or t...
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A major military hub in Virginia is getting train service to Washington D.C. for the first time in more than three decades. The first Amtrak passenger train from Norfolk, Va., in 35 years rolled into Union Station at 9:44 a.m. this morning. Amtrak officials are hoping the new inter-city service will be popular with Norfolk's military community, made up of active duty s...
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Operation Christmas Miracle at the Central Union Mission is a gift-giving tradition for homeless families dating back to 1920. David Treadwell is a Central Union Mission executive. He's very excited about their annual Christmas drive, but he's concerned about some shortfalls they have experienced for certain categories. "We're finding that the older children — so 8 y...
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Prospective students at some D.C. universities will soon be able to access courses and degree programs without their ever having to leave home. Georgetown University said Monday it will join a select group of universities in edX offering MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. A MOOC is a web-based class offered to the general public for no...
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  There will be many events around the Metro D.C. region to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but one later today will have special significance for one World War II veteran from D.C. Jack Faulconer Jr., a Washington native who now lives in Prince William County, will receive the Bronze Star for Heroism today nearly 70 years after he was wou...
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Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez, 24, is charged with second-degree murder and related offenses in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy in Lewisdale early Wednesday morning, reports the Washington Post...
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Many same sex couples have begun getting marriage licenses in Maryland, though they won't go into effect until Jan. 1. Officials began issuing marriage licenses to couples today after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a proclamation, according to the Associated Press. Kim Hinken was the first person to get a marriage license in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday morning...
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The opening pitch of a campaign to hire half a million veterans and their spouses by the end of 2013 took place Wednesday at Nationals Park. Nearly 700 veterans and their spouses took part in the free job fair. It was hosted by the Washington Nationals and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation. "Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide campaign, a grassro...
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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...