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.
Not long after Michael Morton was taken to jail by deputies, he posted a $50,000 bond and was back at his Tower District home.
Surveillance video taken from Village Liquor showed the suspects carting away cases of smokes.
Despite a domestic violence history that dates back to 2008, Ricardo Rosas' victim spoke in court and said he is a good man.
One month after a murder, miles away from the crime scene, Fresno police detectives enlisted the help of Sheriff's Deputies to scour a pond at the Regional Sports Complex.
A well-known Fresno City College wrestler who led the team to a state championship five years ago has died in a tragic accident.