Pam Sohn (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6346
Pam Sohn is the Times editor, representing the left-leaning side of the Chattanooga Times Free Press opinion page. Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden's Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, courts, health, education and environment beats. She specializes in investigative and project stories, and currently is a general assignment reporter. She has won dozens of writing and editing awards in both Alabama and Tennessee, including first-place honors for breaking news, investigative news, public service, features and reporting without a deadline. During her tenure as Sunday editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the paper received the 2002 first-place honors for Best Sunday editions and Sweepstakes Award — best paper in the state. She has been married for 33 years to photographer, Louis Sohn. They have a grown son, Mitch, as well as five dogs, a cat and two grand cats. When not working, Pam gardens, researches family roots, plays piano and floats on a very old houseboat named Dragonfly. Contact her at or 423-757-6346.

Sohn: Mark your calendars for red-letter school days

Published Apr. 29 2017

Hamilton County got a two-in-one deal Thursday night — two very good school decisions out of one Hamilton County Board...

Sohn: Sen. Alexander and the Obamacare repeal fast pitch

Published Apr. 28 2017

Desperate for anything the Trump administration could call a half win in its first 100 days, GOP leaders have edged...

Sohn: Why was Ivanka Trump on that Berlin stage? [video]

Published Apr. 26 2017

So there was Ivanka Trump on stage Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, IMF director Christine Lagarde, Canadian Foreign Minister...


Sohn: New fix for Hamilton County's most broken schools looks promising

Published Apr. 25 2017

Finally, the cavalry is coming — coming to make a first truly strong effort to fix Hamilton County's most broken...

Sohn: Concerns pile up at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Published Apr. 24 2017

The news last week out of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant was chilling — literally and figuratively.

Sohn: The shame and the hope of Trump's first 100 days

Published Apr. 23 2017

To see the growing anger of Americans tired of being betrayed by the GOP, look no further than Georgia, where...

Sohn: Bring some voices to support science and Earth Day

Published Apr. 22 2017

With the Trump administration's rape and murder of science, climate and environmental programs, we all may be doomed to the...

Sohn: Ruth Holmberg's quiet grace will always lead Chattanooga

Published Apr. 21 2017

Ruth Holmberg was a force of nature.

Sohn: Our lawmakers should own up to town hall anger

Published Apr. 19 2017

It's town hall time again for our senators and representatives.

Sohn: Catoosa GOP walked to school barefoot uphill both ways

Published Apr. 18 2017

You have to wonder what's in the water fountains at the Catoosa County Republican Party offices.

Pam's Points: Looking hard at Trump's catastrophic world view

Published Apr. 17 2017

Look over here, away from Russia probe

Sohn: Here's our charge to new Chattanooga leaders

Published Apr. 16 2017

With last week's Chattanooga runoff balloting complete, elections are behind us for a while.

Sohn: Let's get real about county school needs

Published Apr. 15 2017

Hamilton County Schools officials seem poised to grow a backbone.

Sohn: Will weather research twist in the wind?

Published Apr. 14 2017

If you like weather, science and watching "Twister" reruns every tornado season, then you must have loved Times Free Press...

Pam's Points: Karma, cold cases and Facebook ads make news

Published Apr. 12 2017

There's a certain poetic justice in the fact that a woman is Alabama's new governor after fallen Alabama Gov. Robert...

Chattanooga Times endorsements for city council runoff elections

Published Apr. 9 2017

Chattanooga voters in City Council Districts 7 and 9 must return to the polls Tuesday to choose their local representatives.

OPINION: Firing missiles was the easy part. Now what?

Published Apr. 8 2017

What a difference a week makes.

Sohn: Rice report can't put out Trump/Russia fire

Published Apr. 5 2017

Conservatives and the Trump administration have thrown up another red herring to distract from the ever-ballooning Trump/Russia scandal.

Sohn: McConnell's 'poor me' act is supreme hypocrisy

Published Apr. 5 2017

Isn't it rich that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday warned Democrats that the "future of the Senate"...

Sohn: Better court scheduling makes better sense

Published Apr. 4 2017

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz came to our Division II court bench in late 2015 with brand-new eyes...