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: The irony of Trump's U.N. speech

Published Sep. 20 2017

A "message of peace" was the way Donald Trump, on the eve of his first address to the United Nations,...

Pam's Points: Trump gives us whiplash, connect-the-dots Russia puzzle

Published Sep. 18 2017

The Washington Post reported last week that four big Trump/Russia stories flew under the news radar — or were reported...

Sohn: School needs call for a plan, not a bunch of deals

Published Sep. 17 2017

Some things never change. Some things like county commissioners bragging in whispers that they'll get school fields and school repairs...

Sohn: Did USDA just condone more horse soring?

Published Sep. 16 2017

Just hours after Shelbyville trainer Bill Callaway won the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship, Callaway's trainer license was suspended...

Sohn: Wacker apology is a start, but we await honesty

Published Sep. 15 2017

We'd like to thank Wacker for its Thursday full-page letter to the community in the Times Free Press.

Sohn: Sen. Alexander gets a high five and a plea

Published Sep. 13 2017

Bipartisan politics in Washington seems to be in vogue again.

Sohn: Hamilton County teachers aren't making the grade

Published Sep. 12 2017

On Friday afternoon, with all eyes watching hurricane coverage, the Hamilton County Department of Education released its terrible TVAAS scores.

Sohn: Jeff Sessions is living monument of white supremacy

Published Sep. 10 2017

It's hard to hold out faith for a healing in America when we have leaders in our government who believe...

Sohn: Wacker owes community respect, safety and honesty

Published Sep. 9 2017

In April 2016, a Times Free Press front page story and pictures showed Wacker polysilicon chemical officials and Tennessee politicians...

Sohn: Tennesseans, Chattanoogans speak truth to power

Published Sep. 8 2017

Speaking truth to power is rarely popular.

Sohn: Ending DACA is poor way to make Congress work

Published Sep. 6 2017

Once again, President Donald Trump and the GOP are the dogs that caught the car they've been chasing.

Pam's Points: All things Labor Day and Trump

Published Sep. 4 2017

It's Labor Day.

Sohn: Trump's disaster planning may be disaster

Published Sep. 3 2017

Just 10 days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast, President Donald Trump issued another executive order adding...

Sohn: Texas, Trump gave cover to Crosby blasts

Published Sep. 2 2017

The aftermath of national disasters like Hurricane Harvey affect more than just concerns about how high the price of our...

Sohn: Hamilton County students' test scores inch up, but we must raise the bar

Published Sep. 1 2017

Hamilton County high schoolers have posted slight gains in TNReady test scores for grades 9-12 this year compared to last,...

Sohn: Call tax hike what it is -- growth and future growth

Published Aug. 30 2017

A lot of county property tax bills will go up next year, but County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Hamilton County...

Sohn: What lessons will we learn from Harvey?

Published Aug. 29 2017

South Texas is drowning.

Pam's Points: The destructive, divisive and scary world of Trump

Published Aug. 28 2017

President Donald Trump tells us all the time — falsely — that he's done more than any other recent president.

Sohn: City should not dumb-down stormwater rules

Published Aug. 27 2017

When raindrops reach the earth, their impact is shaped by geography and by the surface they hit.

Sohn: The ACA is still alive and kicking

Published Aug. 26 2017

It seems reports of Obamacare's demise are greatly exaggerated.