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 State's first home game of the football season drew quite a crowd inside Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, while outside a different kind of competition played out between the university and a one-man ticket-selling operation.
The Crossroads Bar and Grill is on its way out of business. Police say the liquor license was revoked after several problems, including a murder at the bar.
Authorities are looking for a bold burglar who broke into a Rally's fast-food restaurant in Southeast Fresno and took $2,500 in cash.
A parole agent is suing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation claiming reverse discrimination after an African American got a promotion over him.
Fresno police have arrested a man they believe committed a sex crime at a popular church. It happened a few years ago, but investigators say the victim just came forward recently.