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.
Fresno police say a man armed with a gun who was shot during a confrontation with officers early Monday morning is expected to survive.
A jury is now deciding whether a Fresno man is responsible for the beating death of his girlfriend's 23-month-old son in late 2011.
Just in case, local doctors and nurses are preparing and practicing for any patients who may have Ebola like symptoms.
The new cap and trade tax on gasoline and diesel fuel will increase the price of gas in California. Some state lawmakers say it could be up to 76 cents more per gallon at the pump.
Fresno police say two intermediate school students were seriously hurt Monday morning and eight others injured when a special-needs student got into a golf cart and hit the gas.