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.
Investigators say the allegations against Pete Arguijo do not involve a student at Clovis West High School but students at the school were still shocked to learn their teacher had been arrested.
Blackstone and Shaw are expected to once again be filled with people-- this time by those who are backing blue.
A 10-hour standoff ended peacefully Thursday morning after Fresno Police sent a canine in to get the suspect to surrender.
The parents of a 19-year-old Fresno man killed during a traffic stop nearly two weeks ago, expressed their grief and outrage Thursday.
Kristy Villasenor was a Fresno State softball player and her longtime partner Patrick Zamarripa was one of the officers killed in the line of duty.