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 are using technology and old-school police work to drive shooting numbers down, and they are starting the year on the doorsteps of homes where they are hearing gunfire.
The break in storm systems could not have come at a better time for those who have been waiting to take in the winter beauty of Yosemite National Park.
In a Fresno courtroom Jose Enriquez pointed to the pictures of his sons and sister in law. His 10-year-old son Lisandro wanted to be a Highway Patrol Officer and his seven-year-old son Danny talked about being a fireman.
Just after one in the morning, detectives said two people riding bicycles discovered the dying victim. Late Tuesday he was identified as 55-year-old James Lindsey.
Yosemite National Park visitors are asked to be aware of hazards, including potential wet and icy road conditions, mudslides and debris on the roads.