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 Merced dentist, who was accused of sexually assaulting four victims while they were under anesthesia, apologized on Friday and said he is getting the help he needs to be rehabilitated.
A Valley man's widow is talking about the convicted drunk driver who caused her husband's death.
Details of a bizarre murder case in the Sunnyside area unfolded in a Fresno County courtroom on Monday, and the details are especially chilling.
The severe drought has many Valley homeowners rethinking their landscaping. Some still want a green lawn and colorful yard, but they also want to conserve water.
After a long year of legwork, detectives at the Merced County Sheriff's Office have arrested three men they say went on a shooting rampage at a party last year, gunning down three teenagers.