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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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Navy leadership cuts the ribbon on the atrium, which saw extensive renovations after the attack. (Armando Trull/WAMU) The Navy Yard's infamous Building 197, w...
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This post has been updated A water main break in Bladensburg, Maryland, has caused a sinkhole that has sucked in one car and threatens many area homes. WSSC crews are on the scene at Edmonston and Tilden Roads, where people have been coming out of their home with their possessions in plastic bags, dressed only in shorts and sandals. Luz Gonzalez' fam...
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A drone fell out of the sky and landed on the grounds of the White House in the early morning hours Monday, but the situation at the presidential mansion is said to be back to normal. Some time between 3 and 4 a.m. Monday morning, a drone landed in a tree behind the White House gates, according to a federal law enforcement official ...
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A Montgomery County family is criticizing police and prosecutors after a woman who ran over their daughter was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Last July, Deborah Reyes, then 13, was run over and killed on the sidelines of a soccer field at Eastern Middle Sch...
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A lot of districts are on a two-hour delay because of the snowstorm, but some are closed for the day. Find the full list of delays and closings via our partners at NBC Washington. High temperatures throughout the region are expected to be in the 30s today. WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull was out on Maryland roa...
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An American University student told authorities she was sexually assaulted on campus early yesterday. The alleged sexual assault is being investigated by both AU campus police and D.C. police detectives. The incident is alleged to have happened Wednesday morning in a residence hall on the campus in Northwest Washington D.C. The suspect is known to the victim, thou...
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For anyone driving through the District this morning, there are eight new locations where failing to stop or exceeding the speed limit will get you fined. If you blew by the stop sign at North Capitol and Chillum Streets Northeast, you'd get a warning from cops, but now it'll cost you. The 30-day grace period is done for this stop sign and another one on Fessenden Street Nor...
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For the third time in as many days, protesters angry with the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown shut down traffic on a major D.C. thoroughfare. This morning, a dozen protesters lay down across a portion of 14th Street NW where the 14th Street Bridge enters the city, causing a traffic jam...
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A poll released minutes ago finds that Latinos support President Obama and the steps he is taking to reform the nation's immigration system. Latino immigrants and immigration activists gathered outside the White House last week by the dozens in support of Presid...
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With Marion Barry's passing, change will be coming to the D.C. Council. Can anyone fill Marion Barry's gigantic shoes? It will be a daunting task for whomever tries, but in Ward 8, where political activism is high, the whisperings and conversations in churches and social gatherings of t...
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On Thursday night, President Barack Obama decided to slap some glue on the nation's broken immigration system. In a primetime speech from the White House, he announced new border security measures, more deportation of felons but not families an...
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Law enforcement authorities are preparing for an uptick in bank robberies in the next few weeks, as criminals see opportunity as we enter the holiday season. The FBI says a quarter of all of the yearly bank robberies in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia happen during the month of December. Banks in the metro D.C. area are three times more likely to be held up during Dece...
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When snow hits the ground, plows hit the roads. But now Arlington County says that it will also clear bike and pedestrian trails when the white stuff starts accumulates. County officials say Arlington will be the first local municipality to clear snow from 10 miles worth of trails use...
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Walk into Oyster Adams Bilingual School in Northwest D.C. and it's likely you'll run into Latino children. They make up a majority of the nearly 670 students who study there. It's also likely that all of them will have health insurance. In fact a Georgetown-La Raza study found that last year only 62 Hispanic children in the District did not have health insurance. "What we fo...
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"Take It Away" Super Bowl Ad The controversy over the use of the Redskin mascot by Washington's NFL team shows no sign of abating. The National Congress of ...
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Montgomery County election officials will be tallying absentee ballots today in a count that will likely resolve the tight race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. Democratic incumbent John Delaney has claimed victory, but Republican challenger Dan Bongino hasn't conceded despite his 2,166-vote deficit after Tuesday's vote count. The district includes all or...
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Clyde Bellecourt is a civil rights organizer who helped found the American Indian movement decades ago. (Armando Trull/WAMU) Washington's NFL team ...
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