Cindy Von Quednow is a digital news producer at KTLA. Before joining the KTLA team, Cindy worked as a multimedia journalist and breaking news reporter at the Ventura County Star.

She is a graduate of Cal State University Northridge, where she earned duel degrees in journalism and Central American studies, with a minor in Spanish-language journalism.

In 2017, she was named one of Los Angeles’ most influential Latina journalists by the California Chicano News Media Association. She is fluent in Spanish and Spanglish.

A native of Los Angeles, Cindy enjoys going to Dodger games, checking out shows at local venues and cuddling with her two dogs.

Recent Articles
  • John Mack is shown in South Los Angeles in 2012. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    John Mack, Los Angeles Civic Leader and Former Urban League President, Dies at 81

    John Mack, a Los Angeles civic leader and a longtime civil rights advocate, has died at 81. Mack was the former president of the Urban League and served on the Los Angeles Police Commission from 2005 to 2013. He was a prominent voice on police reform, and current LAPD officials credit him with shaping the department’s policy. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday night after a long battle with cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing family and friends. Steve […]

  • Surveillance video captured a hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana on June 18, 2018. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Suspected Purse Thief Crashes Into Woman Who Confronted Him in Santa Ana; Incident Is Caught on Video

    A suspected purse thief was caught on video crashing into a woman and dragging her 40 yards with his SUV after she confronted him about stealing her sister’s purse, Santa Ana Police Department officials announced Thursday. A man went into a family-owned business earlier this month and allegedly stole an unattended purse. Family members saw the theft on video and the vehicle that was involved, and reported the incident to police. On Monday, family members spotted the same vehicle cruising […]

  • A hazardous materials team respond to an apartment complex in West Los Angeles after residents were possibly exposed to asbestos on June 20, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    15 West L.A. Residents Decontaminated After Possible Exposure to Asbestos: LAFD

    Fifteen residents of a West Los Angeles apartment were “formally decontaminated” by firefighters  after possibly being exposed to asbestos, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Officials responded to the apartment complex along the 1800 block of  Prosser Avenue about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. While none of the residents of the apartment along Prosser Avenue showed signs of illness or injury, they were decontaminated. None of the residents were hospitalized. Officials donned white hazmat suits to clear the  7,722 square-foot, two-story, 12-unit […]

  • Los Angeles Police Department officials on June 20, 2018 released footage of a fatal encounter with a man that occurred a month earlier.

    LAPD Releases Bodycam Video of Fatal Incident in South L.A., a First for the Department

    Los Angeles Police Department officials on Wednesday released body camera video of a fatal incident in May involving a suspected burglar in South L.A. It was the first time the agency released video of a “critical incident” under its new policy. The 17-minute video of the May 6 encounter with Jose Chavez is edited, and it is narrated by Cmdr. Alan Hamilton. “It’s very important to the Los Angeles Police Department that we be as accountable as possible to the […]

  • Officials investigate a possible fatal stabbing in West Hollywood on June 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Investigation Underway After Man Found Dead in Between Buildings in West Hollywood

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the death of a man who was found Monday in between two buildings in West Hollywood. The incident was reported about 6:55 a.m. in the 1100 block of Hacienda Place when authorities received a call about a person who might have fallen out of a window. The man was found dead in between two buildings in the area and it appeared that he had fallen from a window, Lt. Derrick Alfred said. The […]

  • Vehicles burn in a massive carport fire in Hemet on June 15, 2018. (Credit: Hemet Valley Incidents)

    20 Displaced, 7 Vehicles Destroyed After Explosive Carport Fire in Hemet Apartment Complex

    Twenty people were temporarily displaced and several were injured after an explosive carport fire in Hemet early Friday, officials said. Residents who were trying to get away from the flames had to jump a tall fence, resulting in injuries including a broken ankle, witnesses told KTLA. The blaze was reported shortly before 1 a.m. and responding firefighters were met with a fully-involved carport fire radiating intense heat, Hemet Fire Department Battalion Chief James Majchrzak said. He described the flames as a […]

  • A fuel truck crashed in Woodland Hills on June 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fuel Tanker Crash Prompts SigAlert on 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills

    A SigAlert was issued Friday morning after a fuel tanker jackknifed while traveling eastbound on the 101 Freeway through Woodland Hills. The crash occurred about 2:40 a.m. and guardrail along the highway was damaged from the crash. The driver was taken to a hospital in unknown condition, the California Highway Patrol reported. About 40 gallons of diesel spilled on the roadway, but the fuel came from the truck itself and not the load. The driver had apparently just dropped of […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters treat a person who was attacked in an incident that is being investigated as a hate crime on June 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Hills Attack That Injured 1 Investigated as Hate Crime: LAPD

    An attack that left a person injured in Hollywood Hills early Thursday is being investigated as a hate crime, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The incident occurred about 1:50 a.m. near the intersection of Argyle and Franklin avenues, Officer Jeff Lee told KTLA. A man approached the victim, struck the victim with an unknown object and yelled out “I hate trannies” Lee said. The man ran away and was described only as being between 20 and 30 years old. […]

  • Hernandez is shown in a photo released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department on June 12, 2018.

    North Hills Man Who Sent 4,000 Texts to Ex-Girlfriend Is Arrested on Suspicion of Stalking: Authorities

    A North Hills man who allegedly sent 4,000 texts to his ex-girlfriend and hacked into her various accounts has been arrested on suspicion of stalking, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced this week. Raul Plancarte-Hernandez, 33, was arrested in front of the victim’s Thousand Oaks home on June 7, almost two years after the pair had broken up. The two dated in 2016, but when the 38-year-old victim ended the relationship, she began receiving phone calls and texts from Plancarte-Hernandez […]