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 man suspected of shooting the owner of a Watts recycling company is shown in photos released by the LAPD on Aug. 20, 2019.

    ‘I Didn’t Know If I Was Dying on the Spot’: Watts Business Owner Shot by Man Seeking Job Speaks Publicly

    A Watts business owner who was shot in August by a man who was apparently looking for a job spoke out Friday amid the ongoing search for the assailant. William Sanford said the man somehow got into his recycling company early Aug. 12 and asked for a job. Sanford said he told the man several times that they weren’t hiring but he could leave his contact information. “We’ll call you,” Sanford said he told the man. Sanford said he then […]

  • Vanessa Gutierrez is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Dec. 4, 2019.

    Woman Arrested as Suspected Tesla Driver Who Killed Father of 4 in Pico-Union Hit-and-Run

    A 35-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a Pico-Union hit-and-run crash that killed a father of four, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Wednesday. Vanessa Gutierrez surrendered to police about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. She was previously identified as a person of interest in the Nov. 21 incident that left the victim, Emilio Perez, 34, brain-dead. Perez died from his injuries a week later on Thanksgiving, according to LAPD. The victim […]

  • The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department shared photos of swastikas that were spray-painted on cars and homes in Wrightwood on Dec. 3, 2019.

    Swastikas Spray-Painted on Cars, Home in Wrightwood 

    Swastikas were found spray-painted on cars and a home in a Wrightwood neighborhood this week, officials said. The vandalism was reported to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday in the area of Snowbird and Evergreen roads. Responding officials found swastikas tagged on three vehicles, the garage door of a home and a stop sign, officials said in a news release. Investigators were interviewing neighbors and “following up on leads.” Officials do not believe the incident is a hate […]

  • Mylinna Linder and her son, Montana Rashad Linder, are shown a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on Dec. 3, 2019.

    Santa Ana Police Seek ‘Critically Missing’ Woman and Baby Son 

    Santa Ana police are looking for a woman and her 1-year-old son who were described as “critically missing,” officials said Tuesday. Mylinna Linder, 19, and her son, Montana Rashad Linder, were last seen about 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at Jerome Park in Santa Ana, police said. The mother is believed to be with her boyfriend, possibly in San Bernardino. Police only said the boyfriend’s name is “Vincent” and he is believed to be driving a champagne-colored, four-door Toyota Camry from […]

  • A gavel is seen in a courtroom in this file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Suspected ‘Tire Toe Bandit’ Charged With Scamming Older Victims With Parking Lot Ruse in Pasadena Area

    A 57-year-old man has been charged after allegedly scamming older victims by telling them they had run over his toe or foot in Pasadena-area parking lots, prosecutors said Monday. Richard Henry Solis of Arcadia faces two felony counts of grand theft from an elder and six misdemeanor counts of petty theft from an elder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Between September 2018 and this October, Solis allegedly claimed to have been injured by the victims’ vehicles […]

  • Firefighters rescue a man (in the yellow helmet) from the swollen Los Angeles River on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Rescue Man From Swollen L.A. River in Atwater Village

    Firefighters rescued a man who was stranded in the swollen Los Angeles River near Atwater Village during a powerful storm Wednesday morning. The man was stuck in heavy brush about a half-mile from Colorado Boulevard and was about 40 feet from the shore when Los Angeles Fire Department swift water rescuers spotted him shortly after 10 a.m. After an initial struggle with a boat, a firefighter had to return to shore to bring another rescuer on board. A firefighter swam […]

  • Dakota Palanca is shown on the left in a photo released by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Nov. 26, 2019.

    Deputy Critically Injured by Alleged DUI Driver in Paramount Identified by Sheriff Villanueva

    A deputy who was critically injured after being struck by an alleged DUI driver in Paramount Monday night has been identified by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Dakota Palanca, 25, responded to a call about a man behaving erratically around 5:40 p.m. in the area of Downey Avenue and Alondra Boulevard. Before she exited her vehicle, the man ran to her window and began assaulting her, Villanueva said Monday. Palanca was able to get out of her vehicle as […]

  • Osvaldo Hernandez is shown in an undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Nov. 25, 2019.

    $75K Reward Offered for Information in Van Nuys Shooting That Killed Man, Seriously Injured His Best Friend

    A $75,000 reward is being offered for information in a 2018 Van Nuys shooting that left a 21-year-old man dead and his best friend critically injured, LAPD officials announced Monday. The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. Dec. 6 along the 7300 block of Vista del Monte. Matthew Sanchez and Osvaldo Hernandez, both 21, were hanging out after a workout when two assailants walked up to them, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bob Dinlocker said during a news conference Monday. “One […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials on Nov. 20, 2019 released video of two armed robberies that occurred in Bellflower the previous month.

    Detectives Release Video Amid Search for Man in Connection With ‘Brazen’ Bellflower Armed Robberies

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials on Wednesday released video of armed robberies that occurred last month and were asking for help from the public in identifying the man responsible. The first incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 along the 10000 block of Rosecrans Avenue in Bellflower. About 45 minutes later, investigators believe the same man robbed a liquor store along the 10000 block of Alondra Boulevard, but this time brandished a gun. In the second incident, the man allegedly […]

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