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.

Pam's Points: Sorting the costs of loving, protecting our kids

Published Mar. 24 2018

A new plan for school equity

Sohn: The hacking of American minds

Published Mar. 20 2018

Big surprise: Facebook helps exploit its users, knowingly and unknowingly.

Pam's Points: Collusion or no, Trump is helping Putin

Published Mar. 19 2018

The Associated Press last week reported that President Donald Trump was amused with the headlines about tumult in the White...


Sohn: Student bravery lives on after shooting

Published Mar. 18 2018

"We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks. Not because we're going to be another statistic...

Sohn: Let's make 'Future Ready Institutes' happen

Published Mar. 16 2018

Future Ready Institutes of Hamilton County.

Pam's Points: Trump and his 'best people' weaken America daily

Published Mar. 14 2018

How much chaos does the GOP need before Republican leaders acknowledge that Donald Trump has a real Russia — indeed...

Sohn: Who needs a village? Get a PAC

Published Mar. 13 2018

At first blush, it's a shame that we've come to the point where we need a political action committee —...

Sohn: TennCare work requirement is a cruel and costly proposal

Published Mar. 6 2018

On the surface, work requirements for TennCare may sound like a good idea.

Sohn: Hail, hail to Donald Trump's top advisers

Published Mar. 5 2018

His closest aide stepped down, his son-in-law lost his interim security clearance, his economics adviser threatened to quit and his...

Sohn: All but lawmakers take responsibility for guns

Published Mar. 4 2018

A growing number of teens and parents — led by the brave and determined Parkland, Fla., students who know what...

Pam's Points: All Trump politics are local

Published Mar. 3 2018

Thank you, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for assembling a task force to recommend quick, practical responses to make schools safer...

Sohn: Dalton teacher was armed - and depressed

Published Mar. 2 2018

Dalton High School just became the poster child for why arming teachers to protect students from would-be school shooters is...

Sohn: Reading the tea leaves of Corker's 'retirement'

Published Feb. 28 2018

What exactly has Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker seen in the tea leaves of American and Tennessee politics — and the...

Sohn: Hamilton Place and Chattanooga dodged a bullet

Published Feb. 27 2018

For local evidence that American nerves are frayed over the prevalence of guns and gun violence in our lives, look...

Pam's Points: What we don't know about the NRA hurts us

Published Feb. 26 2018

Information is power.

Sohn: South Broad blight offers new renaissance opportunity

Published Feb. 25 2018

Not too many years ago, Chattanooga's South Broad area teemed with workers wearing hardhats and carrying lunchboxes into the Wheland,...

Sohn: Our children carry a message of gun sanity

Published Feb. 24 2018

Jaw set and eyes blazing, Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Ryan Deitsch asked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio this week why he...

Sohn: Robinson's apology to teachers is a misfire

Published Feb. 21 2018

Rather than apologizing, perhaps Hamilton County Board of Education representative Tiffanie Robinson should take a bow for being candid when...

Sohn: Presidential experts rank Trump 'worst'

Published Feb. 20 2018

Big surprise - presidential experts rank Donald Trump dead last in the presidential greatness ranking that they make every four...

Sohn: Get out in an hour is no way to treat a community

Published Feb. 19 2018

It may make some grudging sense not to have given the more than 100 residents of the condemned Economy Inn...