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.
A murder mystery is unfolding in Kings County. Investigators believe they know who's responsible for the killing and he may have financial ties to one of the most prominent Native American tribes in the area.
A grandmother nearly 80 years old has filed a lawsuit against Clovis Unified claiming she was manhandled by an officer and left with more than $180,000 in medical bills.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a man along a popular spot for bicyclists in Fresno County.
The man who Fresno police say broke into a home and threatened a woman by putting a screwdriver to her throat faced a judge Thursday.
A permanent memorial was unveiled in honor of officers Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law. Both men died in the line of duty one year ago.