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.
Homicide of Fresno County man, shot execution-style, may have been over woman
The murder victim's girlfriend told investigators during an interview two years ago that Brian Smith may have been jealous of 21-year-old Steven Robinson.
Fresno Unified warns parents about vaping
Former high school students say vaping is done discreetly in schools behind the backs of teachers and administrators.
Many business owners oppose new bill that will rewrite California employment law
A controversial bill some say will put them out of business is being touted by its author as a way to give workers more benefits and job stability.
Police investigating homicide after man found dead inside central Fresno apartment
Family members have identified the victim as 41-year-old Harvey Herring, who was last seen by neighbors over the weekend.
Fresno County investigators' testimonies describe area dead man was dumped 2 years ago
The man accused of shooting his own friend to death listened in court as detectives told jurors about the area where the body of 21-year-old Steven Robinson was dumped two years ago.