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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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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 ...
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Authorities in Montgomery County are trying to wrap their heads around the unaccompanied Central American children crisis and the impact it will have in the county. There are many unknowns, including what level of schooling, trauma medical care and social services these children and even their parents will need. About 2,200 undocumented Central American children were processed...
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Analysis indicates that unaccompanied children come from the most violent regions of Honduras and El Salvador, and the poorest par...
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The number of unaccompanied minors under the age of 12 has doubled compared to last year and ...
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As federal, state and local authorities deal with the influx of nearly 60,000 Central American children — and counting — who have crossed the border alone, one legal priority is to reunite the children with relatives in this country while their deportation cases proceed. But what happen...
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President Barack Obama will sign an executive order today that will protect all federal contract employees and federal workers from gender identity discrimination. The order specifically protects transgender men and women from discrimination in any federal government job, extending to them the same protections enjoyed by gay, lesbian and bisexual workers through an order iss...
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Today First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting a healthy Kids' State Dinner at the White House with 54 budding chefs. The children, representing all 50 states and jurisdictions, were the winners of Epicurious' Healthy Lunchtime challenge. The kids teamed up with parents to wh...
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The debate over what to do with the tens of thousands of children who have crossed into the U.S illegally has made its way to Prince William County, Virginia. Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart is a staunch supporter of strict immigration enforcement. Now, he's raising concern about a local Christian non-profit that's housing some of these undocumented children. Armando Trull...
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A Maryland sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration says he's visiting the U.S-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said Monday he's joining sheriffs from five other counties across the nation this week on a "fact-finding mission'' sponsored by the Fed...
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Many residents of the 16th Street Heights neighborhood are mourning the murder of a beloved grocery store owner. For 20 years, D.C. grocer James Oh joked with customers, gave free candy and ice cream to neighborhood kids, and if you didn't bring enough to pay the bill, the honor system allowed you to pay later. The store is now closed and a shrine full of flowers, ...