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 finishing touches were being made Friday at the Fresno County home where hundreds will be celebrating the wedding of Robin McGehee and Karen Johnston.
The Madera County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving a Fresno County sheriff's deputy that left one person dead.
Devastated neighbors described what happened when they tried to rescue a woman after a truck slammed into her Caruthers home, causing an instant inferno.
Cal Fire officials say evacuation orders are in place for residents south of Corrine Road to Kerchkoff Lake due to a wildfire burning in Madera County. They say an evacuation advisory is in place for the community of Cascadel.
Downtown Fresno business owners and the Fresno City Council have decided to renew the contract with the Downtown Fresno Partnership, or PBID. The group works to revitalize downtown and bring more investments, businesses and people to the area.