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.
Dinuba police say they are working long hours investigating a crime in which two teens were arrested earlier this week.
Police say an Avenal man is facing charges for trying to hire someone to kill a police officer.
A Fresno mother accused of burning her baby with a lighter and causing a second degree burn pleaded not guilty in court. Denia Adams, 23, is still behind bars facing charges of child abuse and corporal injury to a child.
Fresno police say a man armed with a gun who was shot during a confrontation with officers early Monday morning is expected to survive.
A jury is now deciding whether a Fresno man is responsible for the beating death of his girlfriend's 23-month-old son in late 2011.