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.
Family members of a man who had been missing since Tuesday woke up this morning to the devastating news.
Outrage from a family still coping with a mother's death in a DUI crash. The woman responsible beat the charge and now she's been arrested again for driving drunk.
Domenek Greenberry is on trial for shooting and killing brothers Denzel and Willie Ford. But on Monday, new evidence shows there was a fourth gun involved.
A Fresno trauma surgeon who played a vital role in treating Fresno firefighter Pete Dern is hoping a good deed will be returned to him in the form of a tip to police.
Gloria Villa, 76, is being held here on homicide charges with a special enhancement of using a knife. Police say she was living with her dead husband for weeks before he discovered.