Sontaya is intense and incredibly driven when it comes to collecting news. Her competitive spirit and personality help her land some of the most sought out stories in the Central Valley.
Sontaya's specialty is investigative news reporting and she is constantly working on and off the clock to break stories. Each day, Sontaya works to deliver news that is more in-depth, with personal stories you want to hear.
Fresno is home for Sontaya. She was born and raised here. Her passion for journalism began at Clovis High School in Mr. Menendian's English class. She started as a feature writer for the school newspaper and after a year earned the title of Editor of the Cougar's Growl.
Sontaya stays very busy. When she isn't chasing news stories, she's running after her three young children. She has two daughters and a son. Weekends are typically spent on soccer fields or at dance competitions rooting on the kids!
When she gets the opportunity, Sontaya loves to travel. Her favorite destination is her father's native country, Thailand. She also likes taking in the beauty of plumeria flowers in Hawaii.
Any chance she gets, Sontaya enjoys gardening and reading up on the latest real estate news.
Fresno Police Deputy Chief Keith Foster appeared tired and somber on Friday when he faced a federal judge. At times, he closed his eyes like he was praying throughout the proceedings.
A Deputy Chief of the Fresno Police Department, Keith Foster, arrested on drug conspiracy charges.
Valley shoppers and business owners are worried an armed robber who hit two stores in one shopping center may strike again. Police believe the same man robbed the Subway and Save Mart in Northwest Fresno last week.
CHP officers finally caught up with the man who they say hit and killed a Reedley woman, then jumped out of his car and ran away on Sunday.
A Fresno police officer known for his incredible voice has died after a short battle with cancer.