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.
Jurors are deciding the fate of a Fresno man who is on trial for the shooting death of Edison High School football player Marquis Sutton.
A Valley man who police say was high on meth when he bit off a man's finger has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Porterville police say four teens who were smoking pot in the parking lot of an elementary school are under arrest. Neighbors called in the crime, and officers say the teens were more than just "high."
Perla Vazquez was sentenced to 15-years-to-life after being found guilty of the murder of Frank Winslow in a DUI crash.
A stunning arrest of the Riverdale High School band director on child porn charges, coming just days before the new school year begins.