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 County sheriff's investigators say the death of a 4-year-old girl appears to be a tragic accident. The child was discovered hanging on Sunday when she got stuck in metal security bars.
Lemoore police are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman during a violent attack.
Family members say they are still in shock over the death of an elderly woman, struck and killed by a driver who never stopped.
A man who walked into his home was confronted by a burglar with a gun. He was shot in the back, and now Fresno police are looking for the gunman.
Joseph Castrillo of Merced is accused of killing 59-year-old Dean Baker on January 5th. Authorities found Baker dead inside his taxi cab.