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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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Maryland is one of seven states in the country that has enacted anti-bullying laws. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and his wife, Katie O'Malley, have been outspoken on the issue, and they both will continue their efforts to stop the abuse later today. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the O'Malleys will be taking a pledge to stand up to bullies during an...
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Repairing damage to the National Cathedral caused by the Aug. 23 earthquake and resuming normal operations there may be more expensive than what had been originally estimated. The National Cathedral will need to raise $25 million over the coming year to get back to normal, cathedral officials now say.  Of that, $15 million will be used for the initial repairs to...
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Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at American University in D.C. Wednesday, where she focused on the issue of immigration and the programs and policies used in enforcement. Napolitano defended a recent policy change that prioritizes efforts to deport undocumented immigrants who pose a threat to public safety. "It makes sense to prioritize resources on the...
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Maryland’s redistricting plan for its eight Congressional districts is now public. The plan was released last night by Governor O’Malley’s redistricting panel and Maryland residents now have seven days to comment on it. The redistricting is done to reflect p...
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Same sex marriage could again be a hotly contested issue in the Maryland General Assembly come January, but the debate is already getting started in the rest of the state. Marylanders for Marriage Equality, a group that supports same sex marriage, launched the first of several videos that will feature prominent r...
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier welcomes 35 new recruits to the Police Academy Monday morning. Those recruits begin training this week in a program that will last more than six months. The new recruits are part of a buildup of the MPD force. Gray announced earlier this year that he has secured funding for 300 additional officers, which went i...
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The intersection of Columbia Road and 18th Street, NW has reopened after being closed for nearly two hours. Police had been investigating a suspicious package near the Starbucks on the corner of the intersection. Authorities say no dangerous or explosive devices were found, but did not say what the package contained. ...
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If you drive in Maryland, its time to put that cellphone down and stop texting. Beginning Saturday, police in Maryland can stop and ticket drivers who use their mobile phones to text, email or read messages while driving. "The state wanted to tighten up the law and make it clear that when you're driving on Maryland roads they expect you to drive on Maryland roads not reading e...
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Today may be the last day to sample Latino food at an open-air market in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood, and the decision made by District officials to close the market is prompting protest. freddy venze Unity Park -- a small, triangle-shaped patch of green -- sits between Columbia Road NW and Champlain Street NW. For the past three years, if you came here on the weeken...
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For the first time since these statistics have been gathered, there are more Hispanic children in America living in poverty than white children: 6.1 million Latinos compared to 5 million whites. The figures, from a Pew Hispanic Center report released Sept. 28, also show 4.4 million black children living in poverty. In the D.C. area, about 130,000 young people live in poverty, ...
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For the first time since these statistics have been gathered, there are more Hispanic children in America living in poverty than white children: 6.1 million Latinos compared to 5 million whites. The figures, from a Pew Hispanic Center report released Sept. 28, also show 4.4 million black children...
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Structural engineers are rappelling on the outside of the Washington Monument Wednesday. They are surveying damage to the structure caused by the August 23 earthquake. The work was postponed early Wednesday morning due to thunderstorms, but the dozen-man team has since resumed their efforts. The team did begin rappelling down the monument Tuesday, and the investigation was sup...
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Prince George's County police are looking for the man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in her Oxon Hill apartment in the early morning hours of Monday. Police say the incident may have begun with a burglary attempt at the home, on the 5400 block of Livingston Terrace. "As a police department, when you hear about a first-degree sex offense, it's a horrific crime. ...
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The Washington, D.C. metro area has the worst commute in the country. Drivers in the metro D.C. area spend an average of three days per year in bumper to bumper traffic, according to 2011 rankings from Texas A&M University released this morning.  That 74-hour yearly traffi...
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When WAMU aired Matias Ramos' story on Wednesday, he was wearing an electronic GPS shackle and about to be deported. Now he says he have benefited from a recent change by Homeland Security that instructs ICE prosecutors to go after illegal immigrants who pose a risk to public safety and deport them fir...
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Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car accident on Rockville Pike that left one man dead. The accident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Edmonston Drive. A scooter was waiting for the traffic signal to turn green on Northbound Rockville Pike, and as it did,...
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Immigration enforcement officials are ignoring the June 17 directive from Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano to place undocumented immigrants who pose a threat to national security at the front of the deportation line, according to activists from CASA de Maryland. Instead of deporting drug dealers and other violent criminals first, activists charge that some local ICE offices are...
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Barring a last-minute stay, Troy Davis is set to be be executed tonight for killing a policeman in Georgia two decades ago. His clemency bid has gained support from hundreds of thousands of people, including some members of the American University community in D.C. who have joined the efforts to spare Davis' life. Davis was convicted of murdering a Savannah, Ga. police officer...
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Prince George's County is rolling out some new safety measures for children going to and coming from school. Nearly 130,000 students walk, bike, or ride a car or bus to school everyday, and the county has launched an aggressive speed camera program meant to protect those children from speeding drivers. Starting today, about a dozen speed cameras will begin ticketi...