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 still from surveillance video taken on Aug. 15, 2019 shows the owner of heist jewelry thwarting a robbery.

    Owner of Heist Jewelry Store in Santa Monica Hit With Sledgehammer While Thwarting Robbery; 4 Arrested

    The owner of Heist Jewelry in Santa Monica was hit with a sledgehammer while thwarting a robbery at his store Thursday, officials said. The robbery occurred about 2:35 p.m. at the store along the 1200 block of Montana Avenue, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. One of the suspects went into the store with his face covered and smashed a jewelry display case with a sledgehammer. The owner intervened and was able to push the suspect out of the […]

  • Officer Andre Moye appears in a photo released by the California Highway Patrol on Aug. 13, 2019.

    Memorial Service for Riverside CHP Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop to Be Held Tuesday

    Memorial services will be held Tuesday for a California Highway Patrol officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Riverside earlier this week. Services for Andrew Moye, 34, will be held at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 6115 Arlington Ave. in Riverside, beginning at 10 a.m. A private graveside service will be held for the family afterward. Moye had conducted a traffic stop on a 215 Freeway overpass about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and was waiting for a tow truck when […]

  • Eddie Alvirez, left, is seen in an image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; the victim, right, is seen in an image provided by a family member.

    Brother, 18, Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Connection With Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Girl in Lancaster

    A Lancaster man was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of his 13-year-old sister earlier this week, officials announced Friday. Eddie Marcelino Alvirez, 18, also faces one count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The charges include allegations of personal use of a handgun and inflicting great bodily injury. Alvirez allegedly shot his sister to death on Tuesday. The victim was identified by the Los Angeles […]

  • LAPD officers responded to a police shooting that left a man wounded in Venice on Aug. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homeless Man Shot by Police in Venice Was ‘Belligerent and Loud,’ But ‘Harmless,’ Witness Says

    A homeless man who was injured in a Venice police shooting after a call about a disturbance Wednesday afternoon was “belligerent and loud,” but “harmless,” said a witness who allowed the man to stay on his property. Jack Susser, told KTLA on Thursday that he was “surprised” by the officers’ use of force against the man, who he identified only as John. He said he tried to tell police several times that John was on drugs, had been drinking and […]

  • Trinidad "Trini" Garcia and a 2004 blue Hyundai Elantra are seen in these photos from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    $10,000 Reward Offered for Help in Finding Suspect in Deadly Littlerock Shooting

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for help in finding a man suspected of fatally shooting another man in Littlerock over the weekend, officials announced Thursday. Trinidad “Trini” Garcia, 60, is wanted in connection with killing Michael Robbins about 5:55 a.m. Sunday in the 13800 block of East Avenue R 6, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Robbins was shot in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Another man in his 50s was also injured […]

  • Keisha Saravia is shown in an undated photo provided by a relative on Aug. 14, 2019.

    Pregnant Mother of 5 Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run Crash; Reward Offered for Information in Case

    A pregnant mother of five was killed in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash late last month and officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information in the case. Keisha Saravia, 38, had just parked her car near the intersection of 117th and Main streets about 10:05 p.m. July 26. She was crossing the road to get to her house when she was struck by a vehicle heading north, LAPD Detective Keith Gonzales said during a news conference Wednesday near […]

  • Authorities taken one person into custody after a pursuit in the Sherman Oaks area on July 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Bay Area Men Charged in Connection With Vehicle Burglaries, Leading Police on Pursuits in L.A.

    Three Bay Area men have been charged in connection with several vehicle burglaries and leading authorities on pursuits twice earlier this summer, officials announced Wednesday. Xavier Pittman, 21, and Damillion Davonte Williamson, 22, both of San Francisco, and Jaurice Anthony Laxa, 25, of Daly City, have been charged with seven counts of second-degree burglary of a vehicle, two counts of fleeing a pursuing police officer while driving recklessly and one count of vandalism over $400. They also face misdemeanor counts […]

  • A dirt path near Phelps Road and Ocean Walk Lane is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

    Man Sought After 2 Women Assaulted in Separate Goleta Incidents

    Officials suspect assaults against two women in Goleta less than 72 hours apart may have been perpetrated by the same man. The first incident was reported Aug. 10 about 12:45 p.m. while a 22-year-old woman was jogging on a dirt path along a creek near Phelps Road and Ocean Walk Lane, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. As the woman jogged, a man grabbed her by the arm and spun her closer to him. The victim was carrying […]

  • A toy snake prompted an animal services response in Riverside on Aug. 10, 2019. (Credit: Adam Haisten Riverside County Animal Services)

    ‘Threat Level to Zero’: Toy Snake Prompts Animal Control Response in Riverside County

    From a distance, it looked like a cobra in a menacing stance. That’s why a woman in Riverside County called animal services over the weekend. She thought she had spotted a large snake on a neighbor’s front lawn. When an officer arrived to the home in the 17600 block of Log Hill Drive in the Woodcrest area south of the city Riverside, however, he quickly realized “there was no cause for alarm.” “Although rather realistic at a distance, up close […]

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