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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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The grill at Café Azul in Hyattsville, Maryland, is red hot. For the past six years this Venezuelan eatery has catered to a small but growing immigrant community that's hungry for traditional arepas and cachapas — white and yellow corn cakes stuffed with meats and cheeses. "We have customers that come from Howard County, Annapolis, Virginia, Manassas, Reston, from Delawar...
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In a penthouse apartment in Bethesda, there are the sounds of a fandango — a Spanish dance tune — coming from a chanter, the part of a bagpipe used for the main melody of a song. On its own, it's kind of like a flute. But this chanter belongs to a gaita — that's what bagpipes are called in Spain. And the performer is Carlos Núñez, one of the best gaita players in the ...
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Protesters used a D.C. police oversight hearing on Tuesday to denounce policing tactics they termed heavy-handed and racist. About a dozen activists with the group D.C. Ferguson sat in the audience and held up signs that said "Stop jump-outs," referring to the term used by many in the city's African-American community to describe both undercover cops and the tactic of pilin...
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A nationwide operation conducted last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has captured more than 2,000 criminal aliens who the agency says posed a risk to public safety. More than 50 arrests were made in Virginia, around three-dozen in Maryland and a handful in ...
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Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement says a nationwide operation conducted last week has captured more than 2,000 criminal aliens whom the agency says posed a risk to public safety. A significant portion of those apprehensions were in the D.C. area. More than 50 arrests ...
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The local filmmakers responsible for HBO's The Nine Lives of Marion Barry are working on another film with a District angle, a documentary about a gang of gay black youth and their struggle to overcome discrimination and survive violence in one of the most impoverished areas of the city. The corner of Montello Avenue and Simms Place NE has been the hub of 303 crime...
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The Prince George's County school system will open two new high schools this August designed to meet the educational needs of immigrant students with limited English language skills. The Prince George's International High School and the International High School at Langley Park, as they will be called, are the first step in addressing a huge achievement gap for English Language Learne...
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The federal government has filed a notice of appeal of a ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The outcome of this legal battle will affect tens of thousands of immigrants in the metro D.C. area. Last November outside the White House, hundreds of immigration activists ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala was consumed by a civil war between the right-wing government and leftist guerrillas. The fighting killed 150,000 people and an additional 50,000 civilians were disappeared. More than 90 percent of the victims were killed by Guatemalan authorities. More than a million Guatemalans fled to the United States. For the last two decades, the ...
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The Shrine of the Sacred Heart church, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, has been the center of spiritual life for D.C.'s Salvadoran Catholics since the mid-1990s. And this week it's reverberating with the news that murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero has been declared a martyr of th...
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Navy leadership cuts the ribbon on the atrium, which saw extensive renovations after the attack. (Armando Trull/WAMU) The Navy Yard's infamous Building 197, w...
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This post has been updated A water main break in Bladensburg, Maryland, has caused a sinkhole that has sucked in one car and threatens many area homes. WSSC crews are on the scene at Edmonston and Tilden Roads, where people have been coming out of their home with their possessions in plastic bags, dressed only in shorts and sandals. Luz Gonzalez' fam...
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A drone fell out of the sky and landed on the grounds of the White House in the early morning hours Monday, but the situation at the presidential mansion is said to be back to normal. Some time between 3 and 4 a.m. Monday morning, a drone landed in a tree behind the White House gates, according to a federal law enforcement official ...
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A Montgomery County family is criticizing police and prosecutors after a woman who ran over their daughter was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Last July, Deborah Reyes, then 13, was run over and killed on the sidelines of a soccer field at Eastern Middle Sch...
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A lot of districts are on a two-hour delay because of the snowstorm, but some are closed for the day. Find the full list of delays and closings via our partners at NBC Washington. High temperatures throughout the region are expected to be in the 30s today. WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull was out on Maryland roa...
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An American University student told authorities she was sexually assaulted on campus early yesterday. The alleged sexual assault is being investigated by both AU campus police and D.C. police detectives. The incident is alleged to have happened Wednesday morning in a residence hall on the campus in Northwest Washington D.C. The suspect is known to the victim, thou...
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