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 man convicted of killing two popular Selma High School students in a violent crash three years ago was sentenced on Monday.
No words for a 21-year-old Fresno woman accused of stripping another woman naked and beating her. Instead, Destiny Rico just shook her head as the judge told her she will be staying in jail for now.
A husband and father who lost his wife and four kids earlier this year talks about the woman who was just arrested for their deaths.
Fresno police have arrested a suspect who they say is responsible for stabbing a woman to death outside her Central Fresno home last week.
A man whose dogs are accused of mauling a man to death in 2012, was taken away in court today in handcuffs.