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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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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...
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At their wedding Saturday, a justice of the peace reminds the Fredericksburg couple of just how far they've come since Jude Recendez's 2006 injury and the hasty wedding they had in two years ago."When you first joined your hands and hearts two years ago you had no idea where life would take you. You promised to honor and love and cherish each other though all things," he says. ...
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The parade is Capital Pride's most colorful and noisiest events, and the topic on many marchers' minds this year was marriage.Over 80 organizations and hundreds of participants gathered at the corner of 22nd and P Streets to kick off the parade, marching their way proudly and gaily through the heart of Dupont Circle.This was the first parade since same-sex marriage was l...
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Nathan Groff is trying to bolt a three foot wooden cross on top of a plywood structure the size of a small storage shed.This is not your typical gay pride float, says another builder Laurie Kawa."The form of the church is a very traditional white church and it'll have a little cross on the top it has red doors that are wide open with the message that all are welcome," sh...
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During lunch time at the Barcroft Elementary Cafeteria, no kids are going hungry. But come summer, several hundred thousand Virginia youngsters may lose access to these healthy meals. That's because about 80 percent of children eligible for free lunches don't participate over the summer, says Susan Dubois, the president of Barcroft Elementary's PTA.“We have an economically an...
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Both the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the county's Animal Control Department are investigating how the dog, a mixed-breed named Rex, died.The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says Rex's owner, Stuart Grimes, was arrested inside a Sterling, Va. pancake restaurant around 5 a.m. last Friday.Deputies found the 24-year-old asleep and intoxicated inside the restaurant, a...
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With Republican House, nervousness over gay marriageTo that end, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray participated in  a town hall meeting Thursday with D.C. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Most of the questions for the mayor centered on one theme central to the LGBT community: gay marriage."With the Republicans back in charge of the House, there is a lot of co...
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Montgomery County may not be Iowa, but at Rockville’s Hometown Holidays celebration Sunday, the GOP tent was giving voters a chance to cast their 2012 presidential straw vote.Among the Republicans who stopped by was Jim Herz; he cast his symbolic vote for Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty."I think he's really serious a...
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Yolanda Adams offered an emotional rendition of "Reach Out Your Hand." Later retired General Colin Powell spoke about the need to reach out to wounded veterans. Retired Command Sergeant Major Charles Jones shed quiet tears in his wheelchair."This is what America needs to see. They need to see more of this to understand the pain that servicemen and their families go through," Jo...
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Help Save Maryland volunteers are trying to collect signatures at Memorial Day events to repeal Maryland's version of the failed federal DREAM Act. They have until Tuesday to submit nearly 19,000 verifiable signatures, the first step in o...