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.
Several Valley law enforcement leaders are warning officers in their department about being active on social media after the latest ISIS threats.
Jeffrey Sanchez is facing felony charges after a December encounter that, he says, was consensual.
Fresno police are investigating the murder of a 23-year-old liquor store owner. He was shot to death in a drive-by shooting in his brand new Range Rover. Abdulfattah Salim Ali Saleh crashed into a pole and later died. The suspects are still unidentified and on the streets.
Fresno police are hoping to get approval to move one of its specialty units to an area where crime is a problem and residents say they feel increasingly unsafe
The family of an Australian man who suffered a major brain injury during a visit to Fresno is suing the man they said is responsible for leaving him nearly dead.