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 suspect accused of killing a Fresno woman and seriously injuring her husband in a Fresno bar, took the stand Tuesday in his own defense.
The man accused of slamming into an elderly man in a wheelchair, will stand trial for gross negligent vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Janee Tatum was celebrating her husband's birthday at Crossroads Bar on Cedar and Shields Avenues, but shots rang out at the celebration and she died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Pleas for a lighter sentence in the brutal beating did not convince a Fresno County judge to give MMA fighter Lavar Johnson less time in prison. Johnson had hoped to get a 3-year sentence but was instead sentenced to 5 years in prison.
2 men accused of killing 2 people, including one of their fathers, will stand trial for double murder and robbery
Two men accused of killing a man they never knew, and accidentally shooting one of their father's in the process, will stand trial for double murder and robbery.