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.
The man ran over the boyfriend Friday morning at Logan Park in northwest Fresno off Barstow and Marks Avenues. The suspect then sped off and is still wanted.
Family members said both men were professionals on the job and wonderful people away from work. The pilot loved to fly and take his family on adventures.
Teachers at a local charter school that was burglarized over the weekend, are trying to figure out how to fund several field trips after cash, and computers were stolen.
Family members say 66-year-old Cornelio Carrasco was on his way to work Monday morning when he and another person were killed in a head-on collision.
Family members say 23-year-old Dominique Hickey died and they want to know more about the circumstances surrounding his puzzling death.