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.
SWAT team members in armored cars served nine warrants across the city Thursday and cracked down on a gang known as "The Fly Boys."
Support continues to pour in from the community for the correctional officers critically hurt while working at the Fresno County jail earlier this month.
At Made for Them, clothes are used to help mostly women who are victims of human trafficking. Each article of clothing tells a story.
A teenager and his parents are taking steps toward a lawsuit after a traffic stop in April. The teen said he was injured while being detained all during a driver's training session.
The defense for a Caruthers teacher under arrest for having child porn may be clearer after his first appearance before a judge.