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.
The Willow Fire started last Saturday and has since grown to 5,116 acres. It is now 50-percent contained.
A thief went to great lengths to clean out a new cell phone store that was just about to open.
Police found the body of a man at an apartment complex on Shields Avenue near Maple Avenue in East Central Fresno a little after midnight on Tuesday. He had been shot in the back.
Action News has learned more about a deadly shooting Sunday night at a popular beach in Reedley. The man who died is Gilberto Alanis, 34, of Selma.
Former Fresno State football and NFL star catches his own friend burglarizing his house