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.
Fresno County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man and his girlfriend on charges of seriously injuring his 5-year-old daughter.
A Fresno police officer who responded to a tragedy is working to bring holiday cheer to a local family. Their daughter had her foot accidentally cut off by a lawnmower.
Family and friends say a 21-year-old Fresno State student killed Tuesday morning had been studying for finals in the hours leading up to the deadly crash.
A man is dead after an evening stroll ended when he was struck in a North Fresno crosswalk.
Watch the videos for team coverage on the powerful storm that brought much needed rain to the Valley.