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.
A former Parlier math teacher and varsity basketball coach accused of sex crimes with a 16-year-old student has pleaded not guilty.
Police say it was a stunning robbery in which the suspect targeted the most vulnerable victim, a mother with two young children.
A teenager charged with vandalizing a catholic church in Northwest Fresno has pleaded not guilty to the crime. Aaron Nevarez entered the plea in Fresno County court.
There was no reaction and no response Monday from Michael Rincon as the judge told him he will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering a father and son last year.
Dinuba police say they are working long hours investigating a crime in which two teens were arrested earlier this week.