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Armando Trull

Senior Reporter

Senior Reporter Armando Trull covers the D.C. region’s growing Hispanic/Latino and other immigrant communities, as well as LGTBQ and social justice issues. Washingtonian called Trull “Best On Scene Reporter” in Washington in 2015 and The Washington Post Magazine called him “WAMU’s Mouth of the Morning” for his coverage of early morning breaking news.

Armando’s in-depth coverage of El Salvador and the surge of undocumented youth streaming alone across the U.S. border has been shared on Telemundo TV and newspaper El Tiempo Latino as part of a unique bilingual collaboration between radio, TV and print to inform the metro D.C. community. Armando has participated in journalism fellowships with the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Freedom Forum and RTNDF.

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 iconic news service. Armando's D.C. 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. Freelance work includes Reuters, 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 worked until 2014.

Armando cut his journalism teeth in Miami in the late 80’s, where he reported for the all-news CBS affiliate WINZ-AM and was later chief assignment editor at Channel 51/Telemundo TV.

He has reported from South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. He has covered everything from hurricanes to refugee camps, wars to the Olympics.

Armando lives in D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood with his Havanese, Babalu and Lhasa Apso, Bruja. He loves to cook in his backyard handmade brick pizza oven whenever he can.


Articles Written by Armando Trull

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Walmart will open a total of six stores in the District, two more than it had originally planned, the retailer said late Tuesday. The previously unannounced stores will be located on the ground floor of the Fort Totten Square Apartments Northeast D.C., and at Skyland Town Center, a mall in Southeast D.C. near the Hillcrest neighborhood. The low-cost retailer based out of ...
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The University of Maryland could be cutting as many as eight athletic teams by next summer, according to a report in the college's newspaper, The Diamondback.  A university commission charged with reducing the university's $4.7 million athletics budget deficit, ...
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Many of D.C.'s low-fare bus services have relocated to Union Station, as the station officially opens its renovated bus depot today. Bolt Bus, DC2NY, Megabus, Sprinter Bus and Washington Deluxe will now all have departures from Union Station, relocating...
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After months of meetings both private and public with Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and other high-ranking police department officials, members of the transgender community will launch highly visible protests this week to underscore their dissatisfaction with how the MPD handles crimes against transgender people.  The past few months have brought ...
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Update Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:00 a.m.: The two-day search for the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended Friday night, after the 24-year-old baseball player was rescued by the Venezuelan police and National Guard, reports the Associated Press. Authorities arrested five men in the kidnapping. One of the men included was a Columbian who w...
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Polls have opened in Virginia this morning, and election officials in Fairfax County  are prepared for some confusion after the state's voter database assigned some voters to the wrong precincts.  Mistaken precinct notices were sent to 2,200 voters in Fairfax County, which could lead to some residents showing up at the wrong polling places today. County election offi...
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The Montgomery County Council is expected to continue debate today on how to ensure that big box retailers in the county operate in a way that benefits the community. A proposed bill targeting retail stores of 75,000 square feet or more is on the council's agenda for later this morning. The bill targets so-called "big box" stores, such as Wal-Mart or Costco. Under the legislat...
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The ice and glasses are clinking once again at the Tune Inn Restaurant after a devastating fire forced it to close for business for four months of fire-related repairs. “Everybody in here calls me Curly, it’s  just a nickname I’ve had for a few years...
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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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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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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...