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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 D.C. Department of Health is dropping a controversial proposal to establish a waiting period for adults who want to get a tattoo. D.C. officials had originally defended the 24-hour cooling off period for anyone wanting a tattoo or piercing in the District as a way to ...
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Protesters want American University to take strong action against the Epsilon Iota fraternity and any students who belong to the group that was banned by the school in 2001 and now operates underground. Two events have sparked outrage on campus over the banned fraternity. In one, three students, including two members of the fraternity, were ...
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American University in Northwest Washington is investigating potential student misconduct after an anonymous leak of disturbing emails and text messages allegedly linked to a banned fraternity. The more than 70 pages of electronic messages contain sexist and racist comments and mention drug use and rape. The emails and texts are alleged to have been written by members of the E...
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Today the Washington Nationals kick off the season with their home opener against the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. Hoping to improve the fan experience, this morning team officials touted new food options, retail and technology at Nationals Park. Here's some of what you'll see. Food "We had a lot of fun this off-season, and we started with a lot of innovation," says Da...
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A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation. Sinisa Sinic pleaded guilty to protecting deliveries to Maryland of untaxed cigarettes and liquor from Virginia. Some of the booze and cigarettes wound up at Tick Tock Liquors of Hyattsville. This was one of several sites raided by t...
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Police have been at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens overnight, since the discovery of a body linked to the search for Relisha Rudd. They body has been positively identified as Kahlil Tatum. On Tuesday morning, police confirmed the identification of the 51-year-old tentativ...
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With the deadline for open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act fast approaching, D.C. officials say that 37,570 residents have signed up for health insurance through the city's marketplace. This morning, the waiting room was full at the Georgia Avenue location of Mary's Center, a nonprofit clinic providing healthcare and social services to underserved communities. Resid...
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Police are searching a park in Northeast D.C. for clues related to the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd. The FBI is scouring Kenilworth Park for any hints as to what happened to Rudd, who has been missing for a month. Police say she was taken by Kahlil Tatum, 51, who worked as a janitor at the homeless shelter where Rudd and her family were staying. Law enf...
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The Supreme Court will not overturn a lower court's ruling that Frederick County sheriffs broke the law when they detained, searched and arrested an undocumented immigrant who was eating lunch in a supermarket parking lot. The Supreme Court's decisi...
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Maryland legislators are in the process of dismantling a 2012 court ruling that increased liability for pit bull owners in the state, but their proposed solution could make all dog owners more liable if their dog bites someone else. Both houses have passed measures that would make all dog owners liable for injuries caused by their dog, even if their pet had never bitten anyo...
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The public will not hear first hand why a D.C. Fire Department lieutenant failed to render aid to a man dying steps from her firehouse. The press and public were barred from a trial board this morning for Lt. Kellene Davis, who was in charge of the fire station ...
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At the intersection of Route 198 and Van Dusen Road early this morning, driver tomfoolery worsened an already severe traffic jam in Laurel, Md. Downed power lines shut down 198, creating a logjam: As drivers exiting Interstate 95 attempted to merge into a single traffic lane, some waited patiently like adults, and others—like one particularly brash Mercedes Benz driver—d...
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Howard County Police say the teenager behind the deadly shooting at the Columbia Mall on Jan. 25 acted alone and was aware that he suffered from a mental disorder, but never sought any professional help and hid his condition from his parents. Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon dismissed speculation that 19-year-old Darion Aguilar specifically targeted the two victims of t...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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."...
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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...