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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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Updated 3:15 p.m., July 2, with Twitter response from Andrés. Chef José Andrés is an internationally recognized superstar. His restaurants in D.C. have helped revitalize the city's food scene while employing hundreds. And now some activists are calling on him to rethink one of his upcoming projects. The reason? Donald Trump. The famous developer's new ...
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Metro Connection Segments Endangered Port Royal, Va. Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin ...
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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway on the National Mall through July 5, and this year's event features the South American nation of Peru. The sound of a drum beat is coming from two hollowed out logs, suspended on ropes. The instrument is called a manguaré. The thumping sound can carry for hundreds of miles, and the mangu...
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The Fairfax County School is adopting changes to its sex education curriculum, despite loud complaints from opponents. But in a nod to criticism of the changes, it also voted to make a new class optional for students. The opponents of the new curriculum, mostly religious and social conservatives, voiced their disapproval last night at a Fairfax County School Board meeting. ...
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Thursday night, the Fairfax County School Board is set to vote on a new sex-education curriculum. Some of the proposed changes have garnered plenty of criticism from conservative and religious groups as well as some parents. Some Fairfax County residents have expressed their concern through a flurry of angry calls and emails made during the public comment period, which ended...
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A transgender patient is accusing Medstar Georgetown University Hospital of discrimination, after being denied services. The case could very well be the first of many in the District as society moves toward greater acceptance of gender identity issues. For most of her life, Alexa Rodriguez, a 36-year-old transgender woman from El Salvador, would look in the mirror and cry ...
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Is there are a point where business advertising becomes political advertising? A slippery slope where freedom of speech and politics intersect? That slippery slope could very well be the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street NW. That's where the $200 million transformation of the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue is in full swing, courtesy of bill...
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D.C. has seen a jump of more than 12 percent in homelessness over the past few years, even as city officials wrestle with crowded, unsafe shelters and insufficient permanent housing. In response, some homeless residents are making their voices heard. Magical Mystery B...
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Can green spaces improve the overall health of an individual and a community? One physician in the District is determined to prove that it's just what all doctors should order. Most of the patients at Unity Health Care's Clinic in Columbia Heights are Latino and African-American. It's a population with disproportionate rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure among...
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Metro Connection Segments Meet the Man Who Led the U.S. Government's Ebola Response In Liberia ...
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The Cuban Corner restaurant in Rockville plays old time Cuban music. The walls are festooned with names of prominent Cuban-Americans who have made it big in the world of politics music and business. In a corner there's a painted mural depicting the heads of Fidel and Raul Castro and Che Guevara in frying pans. "To remove Castro from the list of terrorists is so immoral in my...
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Lisa Orenstein is holding her baby, Eve, while her spouse, Becca Lyter watches. Eve was conceived through in-vitro fertilization, says Orenstein, the birth mother. "It was unbelievably expensive. The fertility doctor explained it to me, it's like going into a casino and keep putting quarters in the slot machine in the hopes that you get your dream to come true," Orenstein s...
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Chef James Gee, formerly of Jaleo Bethesda, heads the kitchen at the new China Chilcano. (Chris Chester/WAMU) It's not often that you can help overcome world hunger by overeating, but ...
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President Obama's plan to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to begin a process of legalization has hit another roadblock in federal court. The administration's appeal to lift an injunction against his executive actions on immigration reform was denied; consequently tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the metro D.C. area will continue to live in the shadow...
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The Prince George's County Council is expected to vote Thursday on a budget that includes the first significant property tax hike in more than three decades. The proposal has drawn praise and criticism in the Maryland county. Some of that criticism has com...
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For the past year, a committee of 26 people including teachers, staffers and students have been working on changes to how the Fairfax County Pubic school system teaches sexuality. The process has generated controversy, much of which will air during tonight's school board meeting. The proposed change that has created the biggest outcry among some defines sexuality as a spectr...
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This weekend a Northern Virginia middle schooler will chase her dreams of becoming the next Christina Aguilera, a quest that reflects shifting cultural patterns among Latinos in the United States. Samantha Rios, 14, lives in Arlington and has won a final spot on the TV singing contest La Vo...
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Over the past 40 years, the number of black immigrants coming to the United States has quadrupled. The majority of them have arrived from Jamaica and Haiti, but now the origin countries are changing. Africa is now represented more than ever before. The new trend has already taken hold in D.C., where African immigrants have accounted for much of the growth in the region's bla...
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Washington, D.C., is an international city with residents from countries all over the world, and high schoolers who can navigate this modern day Tower of Babel will soon get credit for it. The District of Columbia Public School system wants to validate students who have demonstrated exceptional fluency in more than one language, such as 14-year-old Marlon Romero, a student a...
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On the second level of a multi-story home under construction in Montgomery County, a master carpenter is teaching a group of high schoolers in hardhats and toolbelts how to use a buzz saw. There are no ceilings or interior walls. The floor is just plywood. In the unfinished bare concrete basement, students are screwing an electrical panel into the wall. "I was hopi...