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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
  • Police and paramedics respond to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Oxnard after a student was struck by a stray bullet on Jan. 23, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    9-Year-Old Girl Hit by Stray Bullet After Car-to-Car Shooting Near Oxnard School

    A 9-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet after a car-to-car shooting near an Oxnard elementary school Thursday, police said. The shooting was reported about 11 a.m. near Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, located at 3300 Via Marina Ave. Fourth and fifth grade students were at recess when the shooting broke out behind the school, Oxnard police said. The girl was struck in a lower extremity while on the playground and then taken into a nearby classroom. She was subsequently […]

  • An OCFA firefighter hosed down a man who had doused himself with gasoline in Santa Ana on Jan. 22, 2020. (Credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

    Video Shows O.C. Firefighters Hosing Down Man Who Had Doused Himself With Gasoline During Tense Standoff

    A man who had doused himself and his car with gasoline in Santa Ana was hosed down by firefighters during a tense standoff that was caught on video, officials said Thursday. The incident unfolded along Standard Avenue Wednesday when authorities received a call from the man’s mother who said her son was acting suicidal. The man at one point doused himself with gasoline and got into his car, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Bertagna said. A hostage negotiator was called to […]

  • Sheila Paguirigan Solis is shown in booking photos released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 22, 2020.

    Glendale Woman Charged With Stealing up to $100,000 From Person in Her Care

    A Glendale woman has been charged with grand theft from an elder and other counts after allegedly stealing up to $100,000 from a person in her care, officials announced Wednesday. Sheila Paguirigan Solis, 42, worked as a caregiver for the the victim in La Cañada Flintridge from April 2015 to August 2016 when she allegedly took the money through cash withdrawals and bank checks issued from the victim’s account, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim’s family […]

  • Sheriff's Department officials on Jan. 21, 2020 released a sketch of a man who they say assaulted a woman in Aliso Viejo the day before.

    Authorities Seek to ID Man Who Assaulted Woman Skateboarding in Aliso Viejo Park

    Orange County Sheriff’s officials are seeking to identify a man who assaulted a woman in an Aliso Viejo park Monday evening. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. while the 22-year-old victim was skateboarding at Woodfield Park. The woman said an unknown man tried to talk to her and “unexpectedly attacked her,” authorities indicated in a Facebook post as they released a sketch of the man. While the victim “fought and screamed,” the man threw her to the ground and dragged […]

  • Yuping Guo is shown in a photo released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 21, 2020.

    Public’s Help Sought in Finding 16-Year-Old Student From China Who Left Host Home in Hesperia

    Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a 16-year-old student visiting from China who was last seen leaving a host family’s home in Hesperia last week, officials said Tuesday. Yuping Guo arrived in the U.S. for a four-day visit on Jan. 16 and was staying at the host family’s home when she was last seen. She left the home between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. “There is no evidence of foul play and detectives believe Yuping […]

  • Authorities investigate the circumstances the death of a woman who was found near Almansor Park in Alhambra on Jan. 17, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Detectives Respond After Woman’s Body Found Near Drainage Ditch in Alhambra’s Almansor Park

    Sheriff’s homicide investigators on Friday were trying to determine the circumstances behind the death of a woman whose body was found partially clothed near a draining culvert in Alhambra’s popular Almansor Park, officials said. About 12:30 p.m. Alhambra police officers responded to the 600 block of Almansor Street after a woman was reported down near the back of an access road. Officers discovered an unconscious Asian woman along the flood control channel. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according […]

  • Antonio Atilano is shown in a photo released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Jan. 17, 2020.

    San Bernardino Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Teen

    A registered sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said Friday. Antonio Atilano, 60, of San Bernardino was arrested Friday after an investigation that began in November. He had a prior felony conviction for sexual battery and was required to register as a sex offender. The alleged victim in the recent case is a 17-year-old girl, officials said. They did not release any additional information about the alleged crime […]

  • Paul Davis Misikei Misikei and Sakaopo Atanasio Folau are sentenced on Jan. 16, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Sentenced in Home-Invasion That Left Downey Real Estate Agent Dead

    Two men were sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for a 2016 home-invasion robbery that left a Downey real estate agent dead of a heart attack, officials announced Thursday. Paul Davis Misikei, 22, and Sakaopo Atanasio Folau, 21, both pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in October, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. That same month, their two codefendants, Henry Willie Sao, 31, and Michael Anthony Harrod, 28, both pleaded no contest to […]

  • Joshua Duarte is shown in a photo posted on the Upland Police Department's Facebook page on Aug. 19, 2019.

    Former Upland Police Probationary Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault

    A former probationary officer with the Upland Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, officials announced Tuesday. Joshua Duarte, 31, was arrested in Upland by the Pomona Police Department on Jan. 11, authorities said in a news release. The alleged crime occurred while Duarte was off duty and it is believed to be an “isolated incident with no additional victims,” Pomona police said. No further details about the allegations have been released. Duarte had been a probationary […]

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