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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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Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer has won the Democratic primary in Virginia's 8th Congressional District. Don Beyer's victory in a seven-way primary race pretty much assures that he will be the next congressman representing Arlington County, the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He won the district with 45.4 percent of the vote — hand...
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A young woman from Kenya claims a Kenyan diplomat made her a domestic slave for four years. Outside the Kenyan embassy, about a dozen protesters chanted on behalf of Lucy Mwaka, the 23-year-old woman says she was lured to America from Nairobi by the Kenyan Embassy's Head of Public Affairs Waithira Njuguna in 2010. Lucy says promises made in writing by Njuguna about good wa...
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Almost a month ago heavy rains caused a mudslide that destroyed a road in Fort Washington and forced the evacuation of more than a dozen homes. But after weeks of meetings with Prince George's County officials, some of the residents are taking matters into their own h...
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The Fairfax County Police Department has released 911 calls from a very frightening weekend incident at a popular movieplex in Tysons Corner, Virginia. In a nation that has seen deadly shootings even massacres at malls and movie theaters both near and far, the explosions touched off an avalanche of 911 calls from terrified patrons. The incident on May 18 set off a massive re...
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A new series of ads featured on almost two dozen Metro buses is likely to turn a few heads. It depicts Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and calls for an end to aid to Muslim countries. The advertisement was created by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. It features a photo of Hitler meeting with Palestinian nationalist Haj Amin al-Husseini, an ally of Germany during World War II,...
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William Peter Blatty, the novelist who wrote "The Exorcist," says he believes Georgetown University isn't Catholic enough. He's asking a higher authority to intercede. Blatty, who is himself a Georgetown graduate, argued in a petition to the Vatican that there aren't enough Jesuit professors or Catholic students at the institution and noted a series of scandals including all...
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Prince George's County police say they decided against live-tweeting a prostitution sting because of security concerns about revealing the identity of their undercover officers. They believe their plans to do so have served as a deterrent to prostitution in the county. Police say they conducted a sting on Tuesday targeting men who solicit prostitutes, but made no arrests ove...
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A guard has been fired from a District hospital that cares for criminally insane patients, following concerns about security lapses after three incidents so far this year. The third patient to walk out of St. Elizabeths Hospital was a woman who drowned her 6-year-old son in a bathtub after tying him up with duct tape in 2005. Julia Barber left the hospital grounds Saturday w...
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It's late on a Thursday night and about half a dozen people are working on a large metal structure inside the garage of a Takoma Park cottage. They're sawing, drilling and welding. There's a huge, very furry and hollow statue of a golden retriever called "Good Dog," and this weekend it will be racing across Baltimore. "It's going to be part of a kinetic sculpture contraption...
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Update: The National Weather Service has upgraded the flash flood watch to a flash flood warning for D.C., Montgomery County and Northern Virginia through 2:30 p.m. Original story: A large storm system that began late Tuesday will work its way through the D.C. region today, bringing heavy rains, hail, strong winds, and flooding. Th...
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Before you can help underserved communities you have to reach them, or better yet, be where they can reach you. That's the philosophy behind the first of three multi service community centers to open in Prince George's County. As part of the ...
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Even as comprehensive immigration reform efforts appear to be dead in Congress, activists are pressuring the White House to take unilateral action to stop the deportation of undocumented immigrants with no criminal records. Catia Paz Alvarez, 29, is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. She's lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, for 12 years. She has no criminal record, pays...
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The D.C. Department of Health is dropping a controversial proposal to establish a waiting period for adults who want to get a tattoo. D.C. officials had originally defended the 24-hour cooling off period for anyone wanting a tattoo or piercing in the District as a way to ...
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Protesters want American University to take strong action against the Epsilon Iota fraternity and any students who belong to the group that was banned by the school in 2001 and now operates underground. Two events have sparked outrage on campus over the banned fraternity. In one, three students, including two members of the fraternity, were ...
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American University in Northwest Washington is investigating potential student misconduct after an anonymous leak of disturbing emails and text messages allegedly linked to a banned fraternity. The more than 70 pages of electronic messages contain sexist and racist comments and mention drug use and rape. The emails and texts are alleged to have been written by members of the E...
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Today the Washington Nationals kick off the season with their home opener against the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. Hoping to improve the fan experience, this morning team officials touted new food options, retail and technology at Nationals Park. Here's some of what you'll see. Food "We had a lot of fun this off-season, and we started with a lot of innovation," says Da...
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A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation. Sinisa Sinic pleaded guilty to protecting deliveries to Maryland of untaxed cigarettes and liquor from Virginia. Some of the booze and cigarettes wound up at Tick Tock Liquors of Hyattsville. This was one of several sites raided by t...