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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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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will stump in Northern Virginia today, and he's in a race against the clock to make it on the ballot. Gingrich is hosting a rally in Rosslyn tonight that he hopes will ignite his Virginia campaign. He'll be holding a series of rallies throughout the state in the next two days, and the success of those events could determine if he...
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Update, 3:00 p.m.: A three-judge panel is considering a challenge to Maryland's congressional redistricting map. On Tuesday afternoon, Jason Torchinsky told the panel Maryland should have three majority-minority congressional districts instead of two. Torchinsky says the state's General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats, failed to make minority gr...
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The District wants to modernize its taxi fleet, with Mayor Vincent Gray proposing a series of changes. But he's getting some push-back from independent cabbies. The D.C. Taxicab Commission recommended a hike in taxi fares in a report last week, and Gray is expected to introduce legislation to...
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Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is presenting a new two-year budget proposal today that reflects his priorities in these lean times. McDonnell wants to trim nearly $259 million in higher hospitalization costs and slash more than $65 million in nursing home inflation adjustments, all from Virginia's share of the federal-state Medicaid program. He's also targetting $110 ...
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Authorities in Prince George's County are still investigating exactly what happened in a fatal shooting over the weekend that involved a police officer.  Shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday, 35-year-old Rodney Edwards, a partially paralyzed man from Landover, Md., was sitting on the curb near his uncle's home on the 7500 block of Greenleaf Road in Landover. The uncle, Henry E...
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Philanthropist David Rubenstein is making a $4.4 million donation to the National Zoo's giant panda program. David Rubenstein, who sits on the board of regents at the Smithsonian, is making the donation to fund the pandas for the next five years. He says he hopes the gift will result in the birth of more pandas to the zoo. The donation, described as a holiday gift for the Nati...
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A tentative deal has been reached to avoid a government shutdown. The $1 trillion spending agreement gives federal agencies the money they'll need to keep the government running next year. This happened last night, about 27 hours before the current stopgap bill funding the government w...
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The man accused of firing shots at the White House in November was back in court today, and a federal judge has scheduled a hearing Friday to hear more evidence about the mental health of a man accused of firing shots at the White House in November. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez ha...
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Police cleared Occupy Baltimore protesters out of McKeldin Square in Baltimore early this morning in what was a largely nonviolent interaction between authorities and demonstrators.  The tents are gone and so are the protesters from the square, which is surrounded by the harbor's tal...
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is scheduled to take the wraps off electronic message signs today between Fredericksburg and Washington. The signs, which were introduced last August, will display estimated travel times, giving motorists the heads-up on what lies ahead with the option to seek alternate routes.  Motorists will see travel times posted at three nort...
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Deriek Crouse, the Virginia Tech policeman murdered last week was buried Monday. More is being learned about his alleged killer, Ross Truett Ashley. The part-time university student had recently broken up with his girlfriend and had spoken about some family problems, but gave no hints of this level of violence. In Ashleys’ hometown of Partlow, Va., former schoolmates say...
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Virginia State Police say a man shot during a struggle with a Virginia state trooper has died. 32-year-old Herbert J. Wheeler of Chesterfield died early Friday at Mary Washington Hospital.State police say in a news release that Sr. Trooper Michael H. Hamer was shot in the leg during the incident. He is recovering at Mary Washington.A Department of Motor Vehicle...
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Update 12:50 p.m.: Leslie Johnson, wife of former Prince George's Executive Jack Johnson, has been sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison, two years supervised release, community service and a$15,000 fine. She could be released from prison after 10 months. In court today, Leslie Johnson begged the judge for leniency and asked for probation instead o...
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The Virginia Tech police officer who was gunned down in a campus attack joined the force in 2007, six months after the university was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.  Deriek W. Crouse, an Army veteran and married father of five c...
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Update 11:30 a.m.: Pepco now reporting a total of 4,480 customers without power in the District. Power has not been restored to customers in Northeast, as was previously predicted, and no time for restoration is listed on the company's outage map. Other outage restoration times throughout the D.C. area range from 7 p.m. tonight to 3 a.m. tomorrow morning. ...
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A winter weather advisory is in effect for areas north and west of the District, and forecasters say the rain will turn to snow this evening. Forecasters say expect about 1 to 2 inches max in area such as Loudon County, Virginia and upper Montgomery County in Maryland, with maybe a dusting in the District. At a home improvement store in Frederick, Maryland, C...
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Montgomery County police are trying to piece together why a young woman was stabbed in the back several times last night after a boys basketball game at Northwood High School in Silver Spring.  The victim is a high school student, possibly from Montgomery Blair High School, between 15 and 20 years of age. The multiple suspects in the case are all girls from Kennedy H...
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Update, 12:15 p.m.: Calling former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson's crimes a "deliberate march down a long road to kleptocracy," U.S. District judge Peter Messitte sentenced him to 87 months in federal prison, 3 years supervised probation and a $100,000 fine Tuesday. Lawyers for Jack Johnson asked for leniency in his sentencing. Defense att...
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November has been a very dangerous month for D.C. taxi drivers. Eleven of them have been carjacked and robbed, many near metro stations. Now D.C. police have arrested two people in connection with those cases - a  25 year-old man from southeast D.C. and a 15 year-old juvenile from Capitol Heights, Maryland. They've been charged with three of those robberies. ...
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On Wednesday, Metro announced it has finished the first phase of a $150 million push to improve the reliability of its escalators. Three new and 7 refurbished escalators began carrying passengers at Union Station and Foggy Bottom, two of the busiest stops in the system. Metro passengers have gotten used to arriving at stations to find escalators out of service. Occasion...