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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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Under the beating sun July 20, a seasoned military officer towers over a teen that made a crucial mistake: saying the word, "can't.""21,22 you're gonna do an extra one cause you used the word 'can't' ... You can," screams the officer leading the drills. "We will motivate you. Let's go!"At the USO's Basic Boot camp, the organization aims to give children aged 12 to 17 an ...
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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed 11 p.m. curfew on weekdays and midnight on weekends for youth have drawn the ire of thousands of teens who say they are mobilizing to stop it.Thursday's midnight premiere of Harry Potter drew several hundred teenagers to downtown Silver Spring.But Abigail Burman wasn’t there to see the movie. The 17-year-old has star...
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When Nia Benoit woke up Tuesday morning she and her family were shocked to see vicious words sprayed on the side of their pickup truck."Our vehicles were spray painted and the tires were flattened and some of the neighbors had either spray paint tires flattened or both," she says.About twenty cars were targeted, as well as a kids park and street signs.When asked w...
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Officials at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are celebrating. The facility handled more than 2,078,000 passengers in May, which is an all-time record for the month.Southwest Airlines, BWI's largest carrier, served more than 1 million of those passengers by itself.Maryland Governor Martin says the increase is proof that the state's economy...
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Riding along with D.C. Fire and EMS on a day where temperatures neared 100 degrees was certainly not dull. As we headed off to a call yesterday for a person suffering from asthma at a nearby senior center, D.C.F.D. Captain Richard Zegowitz explains the kind of calls they've been responding to."On a busy day like this we'll get a run every 15 to 20 minutes," Zegowitz says. "Some...
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Several dozen vehicles and a park were targeted by the vandals. Montgomery County police are investigating it as a hate crime.“Slashed tires, and wrote profanities and made rude pictures all up and down the street,” said a victim who did not want to be identified.The victim had two of her cars vandalized and says the vandals also spray painted street signs and a nea...
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The men and women of "the midnight express" -- as the Engine Company 16th near the White House is known -- have been busy today. As the temperature climbs, so does the number of calls.Not only do the high temperatures cause heat strokes; D.C. Fire Department Lieutenant Dan Doogan says the heat also triggers existing health problems."People that have other illnesses and s...
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Ivy City is a small area in Northeast, nestled between New York Avenue Metro station, Mount Olivet Cemetery and Gallaudet University. It's a mix of largely empty warehouses, small wood or brick homes, and now, a million-dollar strip club, with two more on the way.Pastor Gregory William of the Bethesda Baptist church says the community needs economic development, but not this ty...
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Gov. Martin O' Malley's office says the panel charged with the state's legislative redistricting process will hold 12 public hearings. The dates and locations will be released next week.The Governor's Redistricting Advisory committee will use the public's input to help prepare a draft plan by September. The General Assembly will then hold a special session in October to redraw ...
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Maurice Timothy Dews, 26, of northeast Washington, was arrested for setting the April 8 fire that sent five D.C. firefighters to the hospital, some with serious burns.Dews set two more vacant home fires in the District, according to investigators – one on June 14, the other on July 5. Dews was also a suspect in fires dating back to 2007.Additional charges against Dews ...
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If Leslie Johnson shows up to work today, she'll have little to do and even less to do it with. Council Chair Ingrid Turner said the council has taken away Johnson’s staff, budget, and privileges.“...Included but not limited to the use of a county car, county council parking, cell phone usage, grant expenditures, and discretionary funding," Turner said as she outlined the m...
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After apologizing for what she called one mistake in a life of public service Leslie Johnson gave no indication she would resign."I look forward to continuing to serve and making a positive difference," she says.Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 13, and Maryland law doesn't require Johnson to leave office until she is sentenced.Council chair Ingrid Turner ...
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UPDATE: Leslie Johnson had little to say after presenting her plea bargain to the judge.“I made a mistake for which I today accepted responsibility for my conduct," she said.U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein says he will ask for a 12 to 18 month prison sentence for Johnson, arguing that she was aware of her husband's influence-peddling activities and a will...
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Tito Munoz, who came to be known as "Tito the Builder," made his political debut at a Republican rally during the 2008 presidential campaign."My job today is to introduce to you a great American, the Governor of Alaska and the next Vice President of the United States: Sarah Palin," Tito says.The Colombian-born Munoz in his yellow hardhat became an outspoken supporter of ...
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Almost 500 people participated in the demonstration at Layfayette Square, including Mayor Vincent Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. As with previous demonstrations that were held recently, there were acts of civil disobedience."I pay taxes and I think it's unjust and I'm upset at President Obama for not standing with us," says Marcie Cohen, one of the protesters who was ...
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The demonstration took place in Layfayette Square and was spurred to support voting rights in the District and Congress.Those arrested were cheered on by several hundred other protestors, all demanding full voting rights for D.C. residents.Mayor Vince Gray, Eleanor Holmes Norton, as well as other D.C. political activists and figures were among the supporters in the group...
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The tenants of the Bedford Station, Victoria Station, and Newbury Square apartment complexes filed complaints with Prince George's County Thursday alleging dozens of code violations.At a rally before a meeting with the apartments' management Wednesday, a man with a bullhorn asks his fellow protesters in Spanish if they want to keep living with bedbugs, rats or roaches. Approxim...
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The bill, known as Maryland's "DREAM Act" due to its similarity to federal bill of that name, was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law in May.Those who oppose Maryland's Dream...
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Authorities closed off access to the Pentagon for a few hours this morning and agents also conducted a raid at the suspect's Alexandria home. Around 7 a.m., Johnnie Briley says he and his neighbors heard police helicopters hovering near their home."Within a matter of 15-20 minutes everythings coming loose," says Briley. "There's cops just coming from everywhere."It was a...
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A few months ago, Jessica Port decided to get a divorce.“We parted ways, and we're looking to get a divorce just like any other couple in the state of Maryland would apply for a divorce," she says.The educator from Hyattsville did what every other person in Maryland does in this case."The divorce was filed in Prince George's County. The divorce was denied," say...