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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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The Chevy Chase college student killed during protests in Egypt last month was eulogized at a private service at the National Cathedral today. Andrew Pochter, 21, was teaching English to Egyptian kids when he was killed by a protester during clashes between ...
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It appears that the libertarian and gun rights activist who wanted gun owners to parade through Washington packing heat won't be getting out of jail anytime soon. Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh appeared before a Fairfax County judge this morning handcuffed and in a wheelchair, two days after police searched his Herndon home and found hallucinogenic mushrooms and a shotgun...
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Adam Kokesh, the Virginia man who wanted gun owners to march on Washington with loaded guns as part of a new American Revolution, is behind bars this morning after an act of civil disobedience on Independence Day. On that day, Kokesh appeared on video in D.C.'s Freedom Plaza, where he loaded a shotgun as part of a protest for gun rights in the nation's capital. Carrying gun...
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Six unrelated but very violent attacks against members of the LGBT community in the District during a ten-day period have gay activists scared and working with city officials to stem the violence. The first attack happened on June 21. Bree Wallace, a 29-year-old transgender woman, was stabbed multiple times inside an abandoned home during a late night argument in Southeast D.C...
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The latest home-rule tussle between D.C. and Congress involves a bill by a Michigan Tea Party Republican that would eliminate all types of automatic traffic enforcement in the District. Republican freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio from Detroit authored the Safer Streets Act of 2013 bill, which would apply only to streets in D.C. Bentivolio wants to remove all the speed cameras ...
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Several hundred gay rights supporters gathered at the National Cathedral on Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's landmark decisions on same-sex marriage. Among the congregation were Sandy Poole and her wife of three weeks. They came all the way from the Eastern Shore. "Full justice, full equality," said Poole. "We are now respected and honored, and everyone that we know ...
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Starting next Monday, walkers and riders who use any of the bicycle and pedestrian trails in the District will be getting a helping hand. If you're powerwalking or riding your bike on the Metropolitan Branch Trail next week and you're approached by a bicyclist wearing a bright green t-shirt that says "Rangers" on it. Don't worry—they're there to help. "Basicall...
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Fifty interfaith leaders and foreclosure victims working as part of the group Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) protested outside the J.P. Morgan Chase office in the District today. The group says the bank has refused to invest in a $30 million federal pilot program to help Prince William County recover from the housing crisis, which saw 20,0...
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In the wake of a brutal beating last week along a popular walking and biking trail in Northeast D.C., community activists and bicycling enthusiasts are pushing back in an effort to reclaim the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Men, women and children on bikes and on foot are gathered at the Metropolitan Branch Trail in the NE Washington neighborhood of Eckington. They're here to sa...
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An accident at North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue this morning sent six people to area hospitals, including two pedestrians that were seriously injured after being hit by a car. The crash happened at the height of rush hour, when hundreds of vehicles and even more pedestrians compete for the intersection of near Union Station. Billy Warren, a retired nurse, said...
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Authorities in Virginia are investigating an after-hours accident at an elementary school in Herndon that killed one teenager and injured three others on Tuesday night. A 14-year-old boy died after getting entangled in power lines on the roof of Fox Mill Elementary School in Herndon. He was found dangling from a conduit some nine feet in the air and died on the scene around ...
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Metro officials say they're investigating reports of problems with the emergency call system on a Red Line train after a fight broke out. Passengers say they tried to use the emergency call system yesterday evening to alert the driver about the fight near the Woodley Park station, but they got no response. Metro officials say they believe there was some communica...
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Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama's decision to allow some young immigrants to temporarily legalize their status. At the Community Clinic of Takoma Park, 23 year-old nurse José Aguiluz is examining a patient. "They usually come with a very advanced chronic disease. Sometimes it feels like you’re fighting against current and trying to ge...
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The next three months will be especially dangerous for young drivers and passengers. Whenever a teen driver is involved in a vehicle crash, there's a 75 percent chance it will be that teen's fault, according to a study released by State Farm Insurance. Another report released yesterday by the Ford Motor Company says two-thirds of the teens it interviewed admitted to being di...
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An off-duty New Jersey police officer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in Anne Arundel County. Investigators say 40-year-old Joseph Walker, a detective from Eastampton, N.J. fatally shot 36-year-old Joseph Harvey during an apparent road rage incident near Millersville, Md. The incident happened Saturday night around 8:30, after the victi...
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Metro D.C. residents that travel internationally may see their options expand over the next few years. Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport could regain some of the international traffic it has lost in recent years, but it needs help from Southwest Airlines, which now accounts for more than 70 percent of BWI's passenger load. Southwest, through its AirTra...
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Two local school systems lead the country in their ability to graduate high schoolers. For the past four years Montgomery County Schools had the highest graduation rate among the 50 largest school districts in America according to Education Week. No longer—that title can now be claimed by Fairfax County Public Schools, with 85 percent of its seniors earning a high school s...
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A non-profit bike repair shop in Arlington is helping both riders and teens get on the right track. Last year Ever Franco—an 8th grader at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington—was in a bad place. "I was in a bit of trouble. I went to juvie and then my parole officer told me to do some community service," he says. That turned out to be the non-profit Phoenix Bike repair shop,...
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D.C. issued 1.8 million tickets to motorists last year, of which 750,000 were parking tickets. But which parking violations were the most ticketed? Leading the charge were tickets for drivers who overstay their parking meters—322,000 tickets were handed out for that violation. The second-most common ticket was for motorists who stayed longer than the two hours allowed in m...
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The next time you visit Friendship Heights so you can drop $10,000 on a bauble from Gucci or Cartier, you don't need to worry that you'll get caught in the middle of a jewel heist. That's what happened here at the Cartier store this past April—five masked men overwhelmed security guards, smashed glass cases and stole about $130,000 worth of watches. But the FBI s...