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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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Police in Montgomery County are searching for a suspect they believe kidnapped, assaulted, and robbed three elderly residents in Wheaton, Md. over the long weekend.  The most recent incident involved a 77-year-old man who was kidnapped, cut and beaten at the Westfield Wheaton mall Sunday afternoon. In this incident, the victim was accosted by a man with a razor or box cut...
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Thanksgiving is one of the peak travel times for people in the D.C. area, and more people will be traveling this year than in the previous three years, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Airline travel is expected to increase 1.4 percent over last year, and overall travel is expected to be up 4 percent. More than 1 million Washingtonians heading out traveling out of town, and 92 p...
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The full stretch of InterCounty Connector (ICC) in Maryland is now open, meaning drivers will be able to get between Interstate-270 and Interstate-95 in about half the time that it takes on local streets.  The ICC is a toll road, although drivers can use it for free until Dec. 5. After that, commuters should have an EZPass for the most efficient ride. Drivers without an E...
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The SEC is accusing a Bethesda man of operating a Ponzi scheme that lost middle class investors, churches and a charity for children with special needs millions of dollars. Garfield Taylor promised a 20 percent return on investments, according to SEC allegations, but records show the investments Taylor and his associates, which included family members and friends, were making were ris...
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  Later this morning, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to announce the appointment of Pedro Ribeiro as his new communications director. Ribeiro has been a spokesperson for Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.). Gray will also bring in a new deputy chief of staff, Sheila Bunn, who previously served as chief of staff for D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D).  G...
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Advocates for the rights of transgender people called for a day of action to decry how the D.C. Police interact with members of that community. Several dozen transgendered rights activists protested against what they called biased policing in the District. They say the closure rate for crimes against transgendered victims is much lower than for similar crimes against non-tran...
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Metro transit police has arrested dozens of suspects as part of a crackdown on crime in region's mass transit system, according to information released yesterday. Among those arrested have been bicycle thieves, robbery suspects, and people with illegal drugs and weapons.  The new tactics were put in place by the Crime Suppression Team last month after a rash of robberies,...
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A new Maryland law set to take effect Jan. 1, 2012, could address health disparities among low-income women who are pregnant. The law could help 35,000 mothers-to-be in Maryland, many of them in Prince Georges County and the Eastern Shore. Previously, low-income women in Maryland had to give birth before they could get free family planning services at clinics. Pamela Creekmur,...
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Walmart will open a total of six stores in the District, two more than it had originally planned, the retailer said late Tuesday. The previously unannounced stores will be located on the ground floor of the Fort Totten Square Apartments Northeast D.C., and at Skyland Town Center, a mall in Southeast D.C. near the Hillcrest neighborhood. The low-cost retailer based out of ...
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The University of Maryland could be cutting as many as eight athletic teams by next summer, according to a report in the college's newspaper, The Diamondback.  A university commission charged with reducing the university's $4.7 million athletics budget deficit, ...
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Many of D.C.'s low-fare bus services have relocated to Union Station, as the station officially opens its renovated bus depot today. Bolt Bus, DC2NY, Megabus, Sprinter Bus and Washington Deluxe will now all have departures from Union Station, relocating...
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After months of meetings both private and public with Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and other high-ranking police department officials, members of the transgender community will launch highly visible protests this week to underscore their dissatisfaction with how the MPD handles crimes against transgender people.  The past few months have brought ...
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Update Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:00 a.m.: The two-day search for the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended Friday night, after the 24-year-old baseball player was rescued by the Venezuelan police and National Guard, reports the Associated Press. Authorities arrested five men in the kidnapping. One of the men included was a Columbian who w...
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Polls have opened in Virginia this morning, and election officials in Fairfax County  are prepared for some confusion after the state's voter database assigned some voters to the wrong precincts.  Mistaken precinct notices were sent to 2,200 voters in Fairfax County, which could lead to some residents showing up at the wrong polling places today. County election offi...
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The Montgomery County Council is expected to continue debate today on how to ensure that big box retailers in the county operate in a way that benefits the community. A proposed bill targeting retail stores of 75,000 square feet or more is on the council's agenda for later this morning. The bill targets so-called "big box" stores, such as Wal-Mart or Costco. Under the legislat...
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The ice and glasses are clinking once again at the Tune Inn Restaurant after a devastating fire forced it to close for business for four months of fire-related repairs. “Everybody in here calls me Curly, it’s  just a nickname I’ve had for a few years...
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The Montgomery County Council is holding a hearing today to consider a series of amendments to a controversial teen curfew plan. Proponents of the measure are hoping the changes will allay some of the concerns over the measure. The council's Public Safety Committee will debate amendments to the curfew so that teens who are working or attending church or school activities can s...
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The Montgomery County Council is holding a hearing today to consider a series of amendments to a controversial teen curfew plan. Proponents of the measure are hoping the changes will allay some of the concerns over the measure. The council's Public Safety Committee will debate amendments to the curfew so that teens who are working or attending church or school activities can s...
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The Montgomery County Council is holding a hearing today to consider a series of amendments to a controversial teen curfew plan. Proponents of the measure are hoping the changes will allay some of the concerns over the measure. The council's Public Safety Committee will debate amendments to the curfew so that teens who are working or attending church or school activities can s...