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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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Some residents of an apartment complex in southeast D.C. say a security fence meant to protect them is instead putting their lives at risk.Robyn Kenney says she was rudely awakened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning; her next-door neighbor was pounding on her door."I opened the door," says Kenney. "He went to fall inside my house. He was gushing out with blood all over t...
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A Maryland farmer is trying to save his small farm after being stuck in a Catch 22 with state highway officials. The dispute comes at a time when the state is promoting local farms."The old bus," says Jonathan Sadd. "That was the first vehicle I purchased for the farm market."That was back in 1998, and for the next eleven years with the help of that old school bus he sol...
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The Northern Virginia Task Force says it has confiscated a million dollars in cash and $200,000 in video electronics that were illegally rigged as gambling machines. Authorities with the anti-gang units say a violent Asian gang ran the operation.For years, The Eden Center in Falls Church has been the spot to get a taste of great Vietnamese food and culture, but police officials...
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D.C.'s gay, lesbian, and transgender activists are upset by a series of attacks, one of them deadly, that seem to target members of their community. Some say police response to the crimes has been disappointing, and even biased.During a two-week period in July, a transgender sex worker was shot to death in Northeast D.C, and another transgender woman was ...
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Public trees in urban settings can be under a lot of stress from lack of water, damage by cars and pedestrians, and even neglect once they are planted. So a group of volunteers are using their time to care for public trees on a historic street in the District.About a dozen volunteers wearing bright green reflective vests are tending to a stand of trees near the intersection of ...
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HIV infections in America have stabilized over the past three years, according to a new study by the Federal Center For Disease Control. However, there's still one group that remains at high risk.Young, African American men who have sex with other men, particularly those under the age of 25, face a much higher risk of infection.The FDC research found that the rate of new...
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Youth leaders from organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area teamed up for a Community Educational Day about health and wellness issues.About 50 pairs of teenagers are attached to one another by a string inside the Thurgood Marshall Center in Northwest D.C. With two balloons tied around their right ankles, they stomp opponents' balloons and protect theirs as a team building e...
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A piece of American history is about to fly into the Smithsonian, after its last flight over the Potomac River yesterday.Air Force Captain Mathew Quay is facing a bittersweet moment: preparing to fly a 1944 biplane which he bought on Ebay six years ago to satisfy a childhood dream."It had crashed a wing was crushed it was in pretty bad shape," he says.When Quay t...
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Nearly 100 surviving veterans of the Tuskegee Air Corps gathered in Washington to mark their 70th anniversary. The reunion coincides with the donation of an important piece of their history to the Smithsonian museum.Six years ago Air Force Captain Matthew Quay bought a badly damaged crop duster, on E-bay, never knowing it was a piece of history.He later learned 1944 bipl...
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Baltimore is about to host a world class auto race for the first time, and local authorities are using it as an opportunity to promote safer driving.A streetcar, lots of traffic and people hanging out are the normal, everyday sounds of Baltimore's downtown and Inner Harbor -- but all that is likely to change this Labor Day Weekend.That's when Charm City will host its fir...
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Nearly 400 people died in traffic accidents in the District, Maryland and Virginia in 2009, and officials say about one-third of those deaths were due to aggressive driving.Speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and disregarding traffic signals are signs of an aggressive driver.  Police officers throughout Maryland and the District have been cracking down on aggressive mot...
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Abigail Berman and her friends collected signatures of those opposed to the teen curfew proposed by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. During the past couple of weeks, Abigail has collected around 1,000 signatures."You're seeing a lot of parents outraged that the government is essentially trying to parent their kid and saying that if they don't want the same thing the go...
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Celia Larsen is Norwegian she came with her two toddlers and white carnations."I heard that there were seven- and eight-year-olds working at Uttoya, collecting bottles," she says, weeping quietly. "And he killed them ... it's just sad."You don't have to be Norwegian to cry," says March Rich. "I feel so terrible for them, I feel so helpless it makes you think about good ...
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Celia Larsen visited the embassy with her husband and two young children. She's from Oslo, and as she spoke, tears fell from her eyes."It's just sad, really sad," she says. "Ninety young people dying for no reason."Native Norwegians weren't the only ones paying tribute to the victims.March Rich, an American, came with her two teenagers."It's not just thinki...
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A Great Falls jeweler has been arrested and charged with taking the diamonds out of rings that were left for cleaning and appraisal, and replacing the gems with worthless stones.After receiving complaints from two women, Fairfax County police set up a sting against Robert Mikail, 39, owner of the Vema Jewelry store.An undercover officer left a dozen pieces of jewelry wit...
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The 17 culinary teams that cooked up dishes for the barbecue didn't waste any of Maryland's bounty.Fresh local bison from Munford, Md., topped with peanut sauce, cilantro, scallions and cabbage. Chilled cantaloupe soup with coconut cayenne ice cream. Blue corn tortilla with goat chorizo, goat cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Maple walnut french toast with berry compote, chocolate ...
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In the 100-degree heat, 17 teams of chefs prepared tasty treats using locally grown, harvested foods.The cook-off marked the start of Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week when state residents are asked to include at least one Maryland food in one of their daily meals.This event is meant to showcase many great tasting and...
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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 ...