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: School leaders must learn, too

Published Jul. 19 2017

It is yet another knock on Hamilton County Schools that it took a federal judge's ruling to make the system's...

Sohn: Coonrod traffic stop gives city teachable moment

Published Jul. 18 2017

It boggles the mind that President Donald Trump can be given pass after pass after pass for one gaffe after...

Pam's Points: Considerations of political morality and the lack thereof

Published Jul. 17 2017

The most well-known conservative columnist for the New York Times, David Brooks, is testing the mettle of his conservative followers...


Sohn: Icebergs and other Titanic climate concerns

Published Jul. 16 2017

A massive iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from Antarctica and...

Sohn: Ask the Senate to give itself 'Better Care'

Published Jul. 15 2017

The 'new' Senate health care bill unveiled Thursday with minuscule tweaks reportedly has Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's support and retains...

Sohn: Let's use Confederate statue talk to grow our city

Published Jul. 14 2017

It hasn't been that long ago that this page gave a nod to discussions of removing divisive Confederate statues from...

Sohn: Schools' track record bites city reputation

Published Jul. 12 2017

Chattanooga has achieved yet another dubious ranking: 9th worst-run city in the country — due in no small measure to...

Sohn: Trump Jr. delivers whopper of nothing burgers

Published Jul. 12 2017

It is time for Republicans to put our country before their politics, instead of their party before the country.

Sohn: Trump pattern with Russia grows more distinct

Published Jul. 11 2017

When is enough going to be enough of Trump and his campaign's increasingly suspect denials of collusion with Russia's effort...

Pam's Points: Trump and Putin star in movie of the year

Published Jul. 10 2017

Now if we only knew what was really said in that meeting between American President Donald Trump and Russian President...

Sohn: The 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart unravels

Published Jul. 9 2017

It may may one of the enduring mysteries of our time: What happened to Amelia Earhart?

Sohn: We hope senators and Price 'do right by us'

Published Jul. 8 2017

It's often difficult to reconcile the differences between what we see in health care and what Republicans tell us about...


Sohn: Signal Mountain schools secession motive still murky

Published Jul. 7 2017

What exactly is it that Signal Mountain residents want for their schools?

Sohn: Happy Birthday, America -- growing pains and all

Published Jul. 4 2017

Our Founding Fathers fought for America and penned a Declaration of Independence that provides an enduring framework for freedom --...

Pam's Points: The tweets are bad, but Russia is worse

Published Jul. 3 2017

Surely this is all just a bad dream and our country will awake to shake off the nightmare that our...

Sohn: Food for 'intellectual' thought -- science matters

Published Jul. 2 2017

Science matters.

Sohn: Timbering near Copperhill needs extra attention

Published Jul. 1 2017

A half-century ago, orbiting astronauts could discern three landmarks on Earth: They could make out Mount Everest, the Great Wall...

Sohn: Congress thinks we're stupid; let's make it clear we're not

Published Jun. 30 2017

Senate Republicans began making noises Wednesday about working with Democrats to find a path forward to provide health care coverage...

Sohn: The Russian 'hoax' is Trump, and it's on us

Published Jun. 28 2017

It's old news to us now: That Russians meddled in America's 2016 presidential election. Yet it grows more pertinent every...

Pam's Points: In this administration secrecy, lies start at top

Published Jun. 26 2017

The Senate's health care bill — which was drafted in secrecy and should be named the Tax Care Reconciliation Act...