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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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Hotel owner Tom Pollak next to airport flag he rescued and now hangs at hotel entrance, which he says is the largest in El Salvador. (Armando Trull/WAMU) Surf i...
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Montgomery County has ended a long-standing practice of cooperating with immigration officials seeking to deport some people in county custody. County officials say they will no longer honor requests from federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to extend the time a prisoner is kept in county custody. Executive Ike Leggett ordered the county's law enforcement ag...
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Voices From El Salvador Part 1: Gang Violence Driving Youth Exodus Part 2: Civil War's Unhealed Wounds ...
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Voices From El Salvador Part 1: Gang Violence Driving Youth Exodus Part 2: Civil War's Unhealed Wounds ...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering the Man Who Led One Of Our Nation's First Civil Rights Protests ...
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Voices From El Salvador Part 1: Gang Violence Driving Youth Exodus Part 2: Civil War's Unhealed Wounds ...
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The head of the Secret Service will be on the hot seat today as a House oversight committee investigates the most serious breach of White House security ever carried out by an individual. It's still mind boggling how Omar Gonzalez, 42, foiled so many levels of security. No one keeps him from jumping the fence. He's not shot and dogs are not set loose as he runs through the W...
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Nearly 150 people were arrested outside the White House this afternoon, where undocumented immigrants and activists urged President Obama to enact immigration reform without congressional approval. Nearly 2,000 immigration activists and undocumented immigrants appeared at the White House, calling on President Obama to extend deportation protection to millions of undocumented m...
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Later today, hundreds of immigration activists and undocumented families will protest outside the White House. They want President Obama to extend deportation protection and work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants, and the President has promised to take some executive action on immigration reform soon. Doris Meissner headed the U.S. Immigration and Naturalizatio...
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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children In Area County Children Fairfax 1,023 Prince George's 916 Montgomery 816 Prince William 361 Alexandria 1...
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New Central American Students County Students Prince George's 565 Montgomery 316 D.C. 100 Arlington 74 Total 105...
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WAMU 88.5 On The Border Crisis Single Mothers Join Wave Of Central American Immigrants Arriving In D.C. Area ...
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The chances of getting your car stolen have never been lower. Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its lowest vehicle theft rates in nearly 40 ye...
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WAMU 88.5 On The Border Crisis Single Mothers Join Wave Of Central American Immigrants Arriving In D.C. Area ...
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Penn av/Southern SE closed after cop shooting pic.twitter.com/EJGZiKjZ66— Armando Trull (@trulldc) August 13, 2014 ...
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Before the end of the summer, President Barack Obama is expected to announce major changes in how some undocumented immigrants who face deportation will be treated, a policy shift that is sure to draw both praise and criticism from all sides of the immigration debate. Immigrant rights activists have been chanting outside the White House every week now for the past month, hop...
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Oscar, right, and his friend Mathew play with some toys ...
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Take a stroll on the key bridge between Georgetown and Rosslyn, Virginia, and you'll notice along the pedestrian steel railings about a dozen or so padlocks: brass, steel, the circular combination ones — red is a popular color for those. These are "love locks" — a European tradition where lovers attach a lock to a fence or bridge railing to demonstrate their everlasting...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia? ...
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Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has been an outspoken supporter of strong immigration enforcement, since his election in 2006. His department was one of the first in Maryland to join a controversial federal program allowing sheriff's deputies to enforce federal immigration laws. Last week, Jenkins, a Republican, returned from ...