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.
Family mourns sisters killed in Madera County crash after driver ran stop sign
The women have been identified as 50-year-old Martina Gudino Vargas and 45-year-old Gregoria Gudino Vargas of Chowchilla.
Family of 10-year-old killed in Tulare Co. crash to file lawsuit against county, speeding driver
A week ago, Francine's organs were procured and six lives were saved. The attorney representing the family says their mission is continuing to save additional lives at a dangerous intersection.
Fresno firefighters searching for group of young schoolboy arsonists
HELP FIND THESE KIDS: Fresno firefighters have surveillance video of three or four young boys repeatedly starting fires at Slater Elementary
Million-dollar bail won't be lowered for driver in DUI crash that killed 8-year-old
8-year-old Maverick Martzen died when investigators say Singh ran a stop sign. Officers say he was traveling at around 100 miles an hour.
Double shooting rattles Merced neighborhood, police search for shooter
A 20-year-old victim was shot in the upper body and remained in critical condition. A 17-year-old was treated for a gunshot wound and released from the hospital.
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