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 victim does not want to be identified because she is humiliated by what happened to her beginning this past summer.
Candice Ooley plead guilty to multiple felonies and a prior DUI in October. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday.
A Fresno man has learned his fate after being convicted of beating a Sikh man, then running him over with a car.
At the Central Fresno home where Martha Mendiola took her last breath-- family members are still in disbelief.
Family problems came to a head last year when an argument between Samuel Yue and his son escalated and neither backed down.