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.
On campus Wednesday, word spread to many students about what happened at the Campus Edge Apartments on Bulldog and Ninth after Fresno police say an armed man followed a student home
Fresno Unified officials are comforting the family members of a sixth grade student critically hurt Monday while playing on the blacktop at school. It happened around lunchtime at Turner Elementary School in East Central Fresno.
Two people are under arrest, after they led officers to an assembly line of stolen cars in Fresno County.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Fresno police officer facing charges of child abuse. Jesse Ruelas has already been put on paid administrative leave with the department. His latest assignment was as a school resource officer.
A large glass window was replaced Tuesday morning in the office occupied by Sergeant Tim Tietjen. He oversees the Career Criminal Auto Theft Team.