Armando Trull | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 Contributors

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

WAMU 88.5
Convicted child pornographer and former Beauvoir Elementary teacher Eric J. Toth will spend the next 25 years in prison and will remain on strictly supervised release for the rest of his life. Before the judge handed down Toth's sentence as part of a plea arrangement, Toth delivered a rambling and disjointed statement. At times tearful and at other times with nervous laug...
WAMU 88.5
There's light — and cherry blossoms — at the end of winter's tunnel. The National Park Service announced today that the city's famed cherry blossoms will reach peak bloom — when 70 percent of them have flowered — between April 8-12. That's on par with 2013, but later than the average peak bloom day of March 31. The earliest bloom observed since 2004 was in...
WAMU 88.5
Local governments and schools are closed, and many offices are telling their workers to stay home instead of risk the commute in. But not all locals are enjoying a day of Netflix, sledding and snowman-making. This morning in Takoma, D.C., Anthony McCrimmen circled the neighborhood bringing people the news — he's a Washington Post delivery man. "The Post has gotta ...
WAMU 88.5
Virginia's former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli wants to make sure the government doesn't take away your lawful gun, and he's doing something about it. If you got a gun and $9 a month, then you got a lawyer. In a bid to become the Johnnie Cochran of gun owners, Cuccinelli has established a law firm specializing in Second Amendment rights. For $100 a year, any gun own...
WAMU 88.5
Lovers of Latino-style cheese — both soft and hard — need to be aware of a Listeria warning in the D.C. region. Walk into any Maryland supermarket catering to local Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Mexicans, or Nicaraguans and you'll find a plethora of Latino cheeses and sour creams. They are used in everything from pupusas to burritos, tacos, beans, and even soup...
WAMU 88.5
Almost a dozen schools in Maryland, from elementary to high schools are engaging students in a conflict resolution strategy. It's part of a push to follow new national guidelines to reduce school suspensions and keep juveniles out of the justice system. Students at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring begin their week by arranging desks into a "restorative dialogue circle."...
WAMU 88.5
Two bills that would decriminalize marijuana will get their first hearing Tuesday in a Senate committee. A bill filed by Sen. Robert Zirkin would make it a civil offense to possess less than 10 grams worth of marijuana, punishable by a $100 fine but no longer attached to any criminal charge. The other bill, filed by Sen. Jamie Raskin, would make marijuana possession legal f...
WAMU 88.5
Those snow days may seem like a distant memory for some area kids who are attending school today. Students in Fairfax County and Frederick County will be in school on this Presidents' Day, part of a plan to make up for the days that the inclement weather forced school systems across the region to close. Schools will also be open today in Charles County and St. Mary's County....
WAMU 88.5
Winter Storm Resources School Closings Emergency Shelters and Hypothermia Tips VDOT's Snow Plow Tracker ...
WAMU 88.5
On the eve of the first vote in the D.C. Council on a measure that some are calling the strongest marijuana decriminalization bill in the country, a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups is calling on District lawmakers to enact the measure. The legislation, which would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil fine of $25, was prompted in part ...
WAMU 88.5
D.C.'s snowy owl could soon be back flying around the District. The nonprofit group that is nursing a snow owl back to health after it was reportedly hurt by a bus is hoping it can release the bird into the wild within the district once it has healed. Alicia Demay is the Clinic Director at City Wildlife. She picked up the snow owl from the Smithsonian National Z...
WAMU 88.5
Adam Kokesh, the libertarian activist who brandished a shotgun in D.C.'s Freedom Plaza last July as part of a protest against gun restrictions, was sentenced today to two years probation for violating the city's strict gun laws. Kokesh, who videotaped the one-man protest, ...
WAMU 88.5
Today marks National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, when cities nationwide will honor those who have died homeless in the past year. This year’s memorial began on Thursday with an all-night vigil in Freedom Plaza, and is being followed this morning by a rally and funeral procession. A coffin — represent...
WAMU 88.5
A group of undocumented students is suing Virginia education authorities in an effort to get in-state tuition. Last year, President Barack Obama issued an executive order known as "deferred action for childhood arrivals" or DACA. It allows some young undocumented immigrants, such as 19-year-old Giancarla Rojas, to avoid deportation and get social security numbers and drivers l...
WAMU 88.5
In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing on Thursday, books of condolences are being placed at two sites in Washington, where the public is encouraged to leave messages for the legendary South African leader. One book will be located at the South African Embassy, 3051 Massachusetts Ave. NW, and will be open daily for signing from today through Tuesday between the hours of 10 ...
WAMU 88.5
Those who work in D.C. have been abandoning their cars at faster rates than anywhere in the country except New York City. That comes according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (pdf). Between 2000 and 2011, the proportion of workers in D.C. commu...
WAMU 88.5
A coalition of nutrition and education advocates is introducing a method to promote healthy eating choices by youngsters — salad bars. The Burrville Elementary School cafeteria in Northeast D.C. has a new salad bar, part of the new initiative to offer healthy food options to students of the city's public school system. Robert Jaber heads the system's Office of F...
WAMU 88.5
Will you patronize one of D.C.'s new Walmart stores? After years of waiting and political discord over wages, two of the six Walmart stores planne...
WAMU 88.5
An organization working to improve the effectiveness of protective orders against victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County has just released a report with a series of recommendations (pdf). Over the past year, 25 volunteers with ...
WAMU 88.5
A veteran zookeeper at the National Zoo is being treated at George Washington University Hospital after being attacked this morning by a zebra. Gumu, an 800-pound male zebra bit the zookeeper several times in the upper body. Officials aren't sure why the keeper was alone with the animal at the time of the attack, which is not usual zoo policy. "We had another keeper wh...