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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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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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Commuters in Fairfax and Montgomery Counties could be getting some relief courtesy of the Pentagon. The Department of Defense has agreed to pay nearly $270 million to ease traffic congestion created by its recently implemented Base Realignment and Closure, according to local lawmakers.  In Bethesda, nearly $90 million of that funding will be used to improve the intersecti...
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A dedication ceremony at Ronald Reagan National Airport later this morning  could complicate things for midday travelers. Expect heavy traffic delays heading into Reagan National Airport today between 11 a.m. and noon. as the airport dedicates a statue of the 40th President. The statue will be unveiled in Terminal A during a special ceremony.  Traffic heading...
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It's Halloween, and that means the afternoon commute will include trick-or-treater dressed up like goblins, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night. The state of Maryland is trying to make sure it's safe for commuters and pedestrians. Maryland’s State Highway Administration has launched the "See and Be Seen" campaign; Workers have been handing out free reflective ...
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The metro D.C. region may not come to mind as a place that attracts young adults, but new census data suggests otherwise. The D.C. area has ranked sixth in the country when it comes to attracting young adults aged 25 to 34, according to figures just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. More than 20,000 young adults have moved into the D.C. region in the past three years, accord...
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The Prince George's Hospital Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center is about to mark its first year serving victims of domestic abuse. While the Center has done tremendous work helping people in the communi...
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A man accused of falsely identifying himself as a police officer and sexually assaulting two women is under arrest in Northern Virginia, according to the Associated Press. Thomas C. Kim, 31, of Herndon has been charged with sexual assault, abduction, impersonating a law enforcement officer, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Police say Kim committed two sexua...
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The presidential election may be a year away, but things have been heating up among the parties nonetheless, and both sides are bringing the fight to the D.C. region today. Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will greet volunteers in Fairfax County this morning, and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is hosting ...
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The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital provides sexual assault forensics as well as counseling services to rape and assault victims. Last year, the center had 300 new...
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The state of Maryland has launched an education campaign to protect immigrants from scams related to their immigration status. “Many times we see our community being victimized by people who promise them immigration papers who promise them the sky, but cannot deliver," says Gustavo And...
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Authorities in the District say a 34-year-old man has been arrested after entering a locked dormitory at George Washington University and fighting with students, according to the Associated Press. The alleged intruder was arrested by GWU and Metropolitan Police Department officers on the second floor of the West End residence hall while trying to escape. The suspect was i...
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  The project to extend Metrorail service to Dulles Airport could go over budget by as much as $150 million, officials with the project said yesterday, according to the Washington Post. That amoun...
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The commute to D.C. from Virginia is a mess this morning due to several incidents along the Interstate-95 corridor, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is urging people to take public transportation or leave after 10 a.m. Earlier this morning, a concrete patch failed on I-95 at the Prince William Parkway, forcing emergency roadwork to repave the patch. Only one lane...
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Citing a lack of inventory, a Prince William County, Virginia food pantry is temporarily closing for business. The Action in Community Through Service -- or ACTS -- food pantry in Dumfries announced Tuesday they are shutting down until November 1. The non-profit is in need of food and cash donations in order to open back up. ACTS leaders say this means more than 1,000 pe...
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Several abduction attempts last week targeting teenage girls near Oakton High School, as well as two sexual assaults targeting women nearby in Herndon, Va., have police in Northern Virginia looking for one or more suspects. The first abduction attempt happened Tuesday, Oct. 11 around 6:30 a.m. A man standing on a sidewalk near Oakton High School in Vienna grabbed a student wal...
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Drivers should prepare for overnight traffic delays on the Capital Beltway in Virginia, as crews work on the Dulles Metrorail Extension project. Bridge construction over I-495 will continue through Friday, which means three right lanes of southbound I-495 will be closed from Old Dominion Drive to Route 123. Delays may occur between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. Portions of sou...
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The bargaining committee representing 12,000 office cleaners in the Washington and Baltimore areas has reached a tentative contract agreement with the organization representing the area's major commercial cleaning companies. The deal, if ratified by the union membership, averts a ...
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There's a bit of a traffic mess for drivers heading into D.C. by way of D.C. route 295. Work crews had to scramble shortly after 4 a.m. to deal with a huge sinkhole on the 295 deck over South Capitol Street near Malcom X Boulevard.  All lanes were originally shut down after the sinkhole was discovered, and crews had to place a steel patch on the damaged por...
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A spate of armed attacks at a the Sutiland Metro station has prompted authorities to do more to protect riders.  Riders will see more transit police patrolling the station and the multilevel parking garage there in the coming days, according to WMATA. The transit agency says it will beef up its policing of this station in the wake of nearly half a dozen armed robberi...
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A little rain has not dampened efforts to repair the National Cathedral, something that's been a heavy duty endeavor. Outside the cathedral today, a 500-foot crane lowers a massive stone pinnacle from the very top of spire to the ground. Standing nearby, stonemason Joe Alonso watches its progress. The 2-ton pinnacle shifted considerably during the Aug. 23 earthquake, and ...