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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 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...
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Montgomery County Police are now investigating the fourth carjacking in Wheaton in the past week -- although they aren't saying whether this morning's incident at the Burger King in the 12000 block of Veirs Mill Road is related to the other three inci...
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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,...