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: All the news that's fit to print

Published Jan. 16 2018

The rumors of our death - as a newspaper business - have once again been greatly exaggerated.

Pam's Points: Let's look to a better city and state

Published Jan. 15 2018

If you woke early, you still have time to plan on helping with Chattanooga's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day...

Sohn: We watched the Constitution work last week

Published Jan. 14 2018

While too many headlines last week seemingly rocked the pillars of American democracy, two of our three branches of government...

Sohn: Is Trump genius, crazy, senile or just lost?

Published Jan. 13 2018

One week ago today, lashing out at the picture drawn of his presidency in Michael Wolff's instant bestseller, "Fire and...

Sohn: Hamilton County's schools inch up; the ranking bar should, too

Published Jan. 12 2018

State education officials have classified the Hamilton County school system as an "achieving" district.

Sohn: Local environmental concerns are serious business

Published Jan. 10 2018

It seems we've hardly been able to pick up the paper in recent days without reading about chemical pollution.

Sohn: Wolff book - and Trump - state the obvious

Published Jan. 9 2018

President Donald Trump announced last week that he is disbanding the controversial commission studying alleged voter fraud that faced resistance...

Sohn: We're not giving up on Bob Corker just yet

Published Jan. 7 2018

Just before the holidays, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, who in September announced he will not seek a third term, had...

Sohn: The silver lining of Signal school exit threat

Published Jan. 6 2018

What part of "no" does the Signal Mountain Town Council not understand about the predominant reaction to a suggestion of...

Sohn: Are these the stories the White House walls tell?

Published Jan. 5 2018

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon deserve each other.

Sohn: TVA, Trump make cheap energy dust in the wind

Published Jan. 3 2018

The same federal utility that just had its board stacked with a retired coal executive (nominated by the Trump administration...

Pam's Points: Not a year in, but let's talk Trump succession

Published Dec. 31 2017

Looking ahead to 2020?

Sohn: Make engagement your resolution for 2018

Published Dec. 31 2017

It's about to be 2018 — the year to make a difference.

Sohn: How can world's richest country not pay for children's health?

Published Dec. 29 2017

Before Congress adjourned for the holidays, its members passed a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Jan....

Sohn: Want to rebrand schools? Teach our children

Published Dec. 27 2017

News from Hamilton County's school system has been both heartening and disheartening in recent days.

Sohn: Defining the season is simple - it's love

Published Dec. 25 2017

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad, Seasons Greetings, Good Cheer. ...

Sohn: To drain the swamp, teach civics

Published Dec. 24 2017

Using "the swamp" as a metaphor for Washington, D.C., is cliche — but, oh, so apt.

Sohn: Why so many roadblocks to fight opioid crisis?

Published Dec. 22 2017

Life expectancy in the United States is down for second year in a row as opioid crisis deepens.

Sohn: Bob Corker will forever own the tax-cuts scam

Published Dec. 20 2017

Bob Corker should be ashamed.

Sohn: 'Tis the season - for guns

Published Dec. 19 2017

On Black Friday, holiday gun buyers broke all years' previous records.