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 Mass Shooting: Fresno County coroner identifies 4 killed at backyard party
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Hundreds gather to honor life of Lemoore police officer Jonathan Diaz
Pews of uniformed officers, along with family and friends, reminisced Friday about the officer who went above and beyond.
Jury to determine if Clovis man who killed his wife, mother-in-law was sane
Attorneys have asked for input by experts on Dave McCann's state of mind the day Clovis Police say he went on a violent rampage, slitting his wife's throat and her mother's.
Power grab: HSR project funds needed for Valley wanted to improve Bay Area, LA transport
Gov. Newsom asked the $4.3 billion go toward extending the railway from Bakersfield to Merced, but some lawmakers in the Bay Area and LA want the money to improve transportation in their region.
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