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
  • Authorities respond to a body discovered in the back of a U-Haul vehicle in Fullerton on Jan. 8, 2020. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Suspicious Death Investigation Underway After Human Remains Found in Back of U-Haul in Fullerton

    A suspicious death investigation is underway Wednesday after human remains were found in the back of a U-Haul in Fullerton, officials said. About 12:30 p.m., Fullerton police got a call about a possible body at a U-Haul storage facility at 2260 East Orangethrope Avenue. An investigation revealed that the U-Haul was rented, abandoned and recovered in the city of Anaheim, Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department said. Once it was brought to the Fullerton facility and unloaded, the […]

  • 2 Sentenced in 1996 Attempted Murder Case in Compton That Led to Wrongful Conviction of Man

    Two men were sentenced to prison this week in connection with a 1996 Compton shooting that led to the wrongful conviction of a man who spent 20 years behind bars, officials announced Wednesday. Antonio Salgado, 44, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison, while Antonio Garcia, 64, was sentenced to 25 years to life, both for attempted murder charges in connection with a murder-for-hire plot. Marco Contreras was wrongfully convicted in the case in 1997 and sentenced to […]

  • Homicide suspect Devan Lampkin, 49, described as homeless, pictured in a surveillance photo taken at the scene of a deadly Jan. 1, 2020, stabbing at a restaurant in L.A.'s Skid Row. (Credit: Courtesy)

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing at Downtown L.A. Restaurant

    A homeless man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant on New Year’s Day, officials announced Tuesday. Devan Lampkin, 49, allegedly used a knife to stab Homer Garcia in the chest at Margarita’s Place, 103 E. Seventh St. while the two dined there, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Garcia, who had recently celebrated his 56th birthday, died from his injuries. Video from inside […]

  • Officers respond to the scene of a shooting rampage in the Whittier and La Mirada areas left one dead and multiple people injured on April 29, 2017. (Credit: Aaron Benitez)

    Man Sentenced to 370 Years in Prison for Hourslong Shooting Rampage That Killed 1, Wounded 3 in Whittier Area

    A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 370 years to life in prison in connection with an hourslong shooting rampage that killed one person and wounded three others in Southeast Los Angeles in 2017, officials said. Alejandro Lazo was convicted last month of first-degree murder, 12 counts of attempted murder and carjacking, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The incident unfolded on April 29, 2017, when Lazo and Reyna Gomez carjacked a driver in Pico […]

  • Men involved in an altercation on New Year's Day are shown in video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Jan. 6, 2019.

    Man Severely Injured During Valley Glen Road-Rage Incident That Was Caught on Camera; 3 Sought

    A man was severely injured during what police are calling a road-rage incident in Valley Glen on New Year’s Day, officials said Monday. The assault was caught on video. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Victory Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a news release. The victim was stopped at a red light when a man who had been driving erratically in a Jeep pulled up behind him. At some point, […]

  • Police respond to a homicide in Atwater Village on Jan. 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Investigation Underway After Man Found Dead in Atwater Village

    A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in Atwater Village early Monday, officials said. Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the 4200 block of Chevy Chase Drive about 7:25 a.m. and found the victim. He was described as being between 50 and 60 years old and appeared to be the victim of an assault, police said. It is unclear how the man died, but police told KTLA that the incident is being investigated as a […]

  • Authorities respond to an officer-involved shooting in Costa Mesa on Jan. 3, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot in Face by Costa Mesa Police During Standoff Charged With 12 Felonies

    A man who was shot in the face by Costa Mesa police after trading gunfire with officers during a New Year’s Eve standoff is now facing 12 felonies, officials announced Friday. Steven Taylor Fernandez, 26, of San Diego, allegedly fired on officers during the incident, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He faces five counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and one count each of attempted murder of a peace officer, attempted murder, vandalism, carrying a loaded […]

  • The Figueroa Corridor, which includes the Highland Theater on North Figueroa Street is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

    Uniformed LAPD Officers to Start Patrolling Highland Park’s Figueroa Corridor on Foot

    Starting Friday, uniformed LAPD officers will start patrolling the Figueroa Corridor in Highland Park on foot during the weekends in an effort to improve community relations, Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo announced. The beat officers, who are assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department’s northeast division, will patrol the area on Friday Saturday and Sunday, officials said. The corridor along Figueroa Street includes several small businesses, restaurants, bars and the Highland Theater. The patrols will occur during the late afternoon […]

  • OCFA firefighters put out a party bus fire on the 405 Freeway in Irvine on Dec. 31, 2019. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    25 Passengers Safe After Party Bus Catches Fire Along 405 Freeway in Irvine

    A party bus carrying 25 people caught fire along the 405 Freeway in Irvine Tuesday, but all passengers managed to get out safely, officials said. The incident was reported about 4:05 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, according to video taken at the scene. The bus was engulfed in flames, but Orange County Fire Authorities firefighters managed to control the blaze, video from the scene showed. Traffic was blocked in the area while the flames were extinguished, causing a backup. The […]

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