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
  • A firefighter climbs a tree in an attempt to get a woman down more than 10 hours after she climbed up on May 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Who Climbed Tree in Canoga Park Comes Down Nearly 12 Hours Later

    A woman who had climbed up a tree in Canoga Park and refused to come down for nearly 12 hours was finally coaxed down by firefighters Tuesday morning, officials said. The woman climbed the 30-foot tree at the Lanark Recreation Center, 21816 Lanark Street, about 7:30 p.m. Monday night. Officials exchanged words with the woman Tuesday morning in an attempt to get her down. At one point they brought her food, which she refused. She eventually accepted coffee, food and a […]

  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame near where a man was stabbed in the arm is shown on May 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Released After Being Arrested in Connection With Hollywood Walk of Fame Stabbing: LAPD

    A man was released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of stabbing a tour company employee along the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the weekend. The incident occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday in front of a gift shop near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed. Witnesses told KTLA the victim asked a transient who was in a wheelchair to leave the front of the store where his store’s kiosk is located. […]

  • A teen suspected of shooting a fellow student at a high school in Palmdale is taken into custody on May 11, 2018. (Credit: Don Luis Mesa)

    Teen Who Allegedly Shot Fellow Student on Palmdale Campus Was Taken Out of School by Parents: LASD

    A 14-year-old boy who allegedly shot a fellow student at a high school in Palmdale Friday morning had been voluntarily taken out of school by his parents, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said. The boy, who has not been identified, was taken into custody after a 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm with a rifle at Highland High School. Deputies responded to the school after reports of an “active shooter” about 7 a.m. Authorities converged on the campus […]

  • An out of control vehicle damaged several parked cars in North Hills on May 11, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Out-of-Control Truck Hits Multiple Parked Vehicles in Granada Hills

    Multiple parked vehicles were badly damaged after a driver lost control of his truck and crashed into them in Granada Hills early Friday. The incident occurred near Devonshire Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue when the driver apparently hit a dip in the road and crashed into at least seven vehicles down the road. Lisa Castello said she was in her home when she heard a noise and knew right away that someone had hit the dip. “I saw that big truck just […]

  • The outside of a home that was the subject of a police investigation is shown on May 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Arrested in Gang-Related Homicide Investigation in North Hills

    Two people were arrested during a gang-related homicide investigation in North Hills Thursday morning, officials said. The FBI SWAT team entered a home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood using flash bangs, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told KTLA. Residents of a property with several homes were awoken about 5 a.m. by what they thought were gunshots. More than 10 residents were lined up against a wall, searched and questioned during the investigation. “We heard a loud bang,” said resident Edwin […]

  • The remnants of a vehicle involved in a fiery double fatal crash in Inglewood are seen on May 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured in Fiery Inglewood Crash

    Two people were killed and one person was seriously injured in a fiery Inglewood crash Thursday morning, officials said. The crash was reported about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of 108th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Two vehicles were involved and one vehicle, a Mustang, was fully engulfed in flames, as video shows. The other vehicle, an Infiniti, also caught fire. The two people inside the Mustang, a man and woman, were killed […]

  • Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected "Golden State Killer," appears in court for his arraignment on April 27, 2018, in Sacramento. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

    4 Additional Murder Charges Filed Against Golden State Killer Suspect in Santa Barbara County, DA Says

    Four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances were filed against suspected Golden State KillerJoseph James DeAngelo in Santa Barbara County, District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Thursday. With the new case, prosecutors in Santa Barbara County join their counterparts in Orange, Sacramento in Ventura in pursuing charges against DeAngelo, who was arrested outside Sacramento on April 25. Some four decades after the Golden State Killer terrorized California communities with brutal rapes and homicides, investigators identified DeAngelo as a suspect using genetic […]

  • Jessie Lopez sits by her son's gravesite on May 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Days Before Mother’s Day, Mother Pleads for Help in Solving 2007 Homicide of Her 19-Year-Old Son

    Joey Lopez, 19, was at a house party in Ontario in August 2007 when gunshots rang out. He was struck multiple times and despite his friend’s efforts to save him, Joey died at a hospital. Nearly 11 years later, his case remains unsolved. Days before Mother’s Day, his mother pleaded with the public to help solve the case. “The day he was murdered was on my birthday. I haven’t celebrated a birthday or Mother’s Day the same since he’s been […]

  • Maria Elizabeth De La Torre is seen in a photo tweeted by the LAPD on April 3, 2018.

    Woman Wanted for Stealing Car With 11-Month-Old Inside Is Arrested in Van Nuys

    A woman who was wanted for stealing a car in Van Nuys with an 11-month-old child inside last month has been arrested, Los Angeles Police Department officials announced. Maria Elizabeth De La Torre allegedly stole an unattended Infiniti G20 about 10:10 a.m. on April 3 in the 15400 block of Gault Street. The vehicle was taken as the child’s mother stepped away from it momentarily. About two hours later, the vehicle was found abandoned in the 15900 block of Enadia […]