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.
Governor and Fresno County Sheriff clear the air after voicemail regarding controversial proposition
The Governor and Fresno County Sheriff come face-to-face after a voicemail he left her last week criticizing a mailer she sent out about a ballot measure he is pushing.
A 17-year-old boy was stabbed three times just outside the gates of Edison High. Investigators said the victim was not a student.
About 700 Tulare County residents have evacuated from the path of the Cedar Fire but others don't want to leave.
Fresno PD looking for driver involved in hit and run that killed man in wheelchair in Central Fresno
Christopher Varela, 54, was making his way through a crosswalk when he was killed.
Thousands of mosquitoes released in Clovis as part of new effort to combat mosquito that carries Zika
A new strategy is being launched in the Valley to stop the spread of the Aedes Aegypti-- the mosquito which can carry several deadly diseases including the Zika virus.