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: Lawmakers are hypocritical in questioning ethics

Published Mar. 28 2017

Shame on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for firing a WUTC reporter after local lawmakers complained about how she...

Pam's Points: Beware of Stepford Wives Act and too much southern cooking

Published Mar. 27 2017

The photo screams disdain for any kind of equity in any sort of negotiation — but especially a negotiation over...

Sohn: Bringing home the Trump environmental cuts

Published Mar. 26 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget defies reason — especially his draconian cuts to all things environmental, educational, scientific and...


Sohn: Tennessee lawmakers are MIA on Russiagate

Published Mar. 24 2017

You readers out there are right to be wondering why Tennessee members of Congress are missing in action while the...

Sohn: Would gas 'user fee' build better roads?

Published Mar. 22 2017

When did tax become a four-letter word?

Sohn: Forget wiretaps and follow Trump's Russian roulette

Published Mar. 21 2017

It has been clear from the start that the claim President Donald Trump made via Twitter that former President Barack...

Sohn: Let's turn our children's bleak future sunny

Published Mar. 19 2017

It probably was no surprise to the parents in Hamilton County that last week's two-hour-plus joint meeting of the school...

Sohn: Trumpcare robs from the poor and gives to the rich

Published Mar. 15 2017

So Trumpcare will cover everybody, offer more choice and be better?

Sohn: Moving the city election would be win-win

Published Mar. 15 2017

Hamilton County election officials are right to look at moving Chattanooga's nonpartisan mayoral and City Council races to dates with...

Sohn: When terror and fear and the KKK collide

Published Mar. 14 2017

Dahlonega, Ga., just 105 miles southeast of Chattanooga in the Blue Ridge Mountains, made headlines in the Washington Post on...

Sohn: What's behind all the Russia-Trump ties?

Published Mar. 12 2017

That Trump statement is growing harder and harder to believe as revelations about links between the president and his associates...

Sohn: Chattanooga voters made good choices

Published Mar. 9 2017

Chattanooga will keep its good mayor Andy Berke.

Sohn: GOP health care plan is largely disaster care

Published Mar. 8 2017

As expected, Republicans and Donald Trump's braggadocio claims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- aka Obamacare --...

Sohn: Americans and the world grow fearful over Trump

Published Mar. 7 2017

President Donald Trump hasn't and probably can't prove his wild tweet-storm assertion that former President Barack Obama ordered phones in...

Pam's Points: The buck stops with Donald Trump

Published Mar. 6 2017

A lesson for Betsy, a lesson for us

Sohn: Trump's disaster plan for clean air and water

Published Mar. 5 2017

The Donald Trump who stayed on the teleprompter Tuesday night and sounded almost normal claimed he would work with both...

Sohn: City police chief makes sense of immigration fears

Published Mar. 4 2017

Last week, Mother Jones reported that the Trump administration 'is quickly amassing the means' to make good on Trump's promise...

Sohn: Failing president's trust issue widens

Published Mar. 3 2017

The Trump administration is a virtual Society to Save Print Journalism.

Sohn: The incredible shrinking ACA repeal effort

Published Mar. 1 2017

The cry to repeal Obamacare is yesterday's news.

Sohn: State lawmakers must seek tax equity

Published Feb. 28 2017

It's time for a bit of tax equity and tax honesty.