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: Marsha Blackburn's opioid sleight of hand

Published Oct. 17 2017

In 2014, Tennessee's U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican now seeking Bob Corker's U.S. Senate seat, joined with Rep. Tom...

Sohn: Trump loves to hate the Iran nuclear deal

Published Oct. 16 2017

It would be nice if on just one day — just one — the president would have found the patience...

Sohn: Vote in 2018 to save the planet

Published Oct. 15 2017

Today marks Donald Trump's 268th day as president of our United States.

Sohn: We must change the culture of team-building

Published Oct. 14 2017

Here we are again — reading news stories of high school boys raping other boys in the name of sport.

Sohn: U.S. response to Puerto Rico is still shameful

Published Oct. 13 2017

It's been just over three weeks since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria — on the heels of being...

Sohn: GOP should stop hiding and help Corker

Published Oct. 11 2017

No wonder the Russians backed Donald Trump.

Pam's Points: The hypocrisy of the right

Published Oct. 10 2017

Many news watchers on Sunday immediately wondered if Vice President Mike Pence's abrupt exit from the San Francisco 49ers-Indianapolis Colts...

Sohn: GOP prefers women like 'Stepford Wives'

Published Oct. 9 2017

We can never tire of conservative male politicians who think it is their right to control women and women's health.

Sohn: Why is Corker leaving us 'home alone' with Trump?

Published Oct. 9 2017

Who is this new Bob Corker who isn't afraid anymore to throw President Donald Trump under the bus?

Sohn: Are you helping Russia when you post on Facebook?

Published Oct. 8 2017

The ads are clever.

Sohn: Commissioners confederates of shame in 'Old A.P.' vote

Published Oct. 7 2017

To the six white members of the Hamilton County Commission who voted against moving A.P. Stewart's confederate bust to a...

Sohn: Separating gun sense from gun money

Published Oct. 6 2017

Top congressional Republicans, for decades — and even after first-graders were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2013 — have...

Sohn: Country music sings new tune on guns

Published Oct. 4 2017

The world of country music found itself learning a sad and tragic lesson in the aftermath of Sunday's Las Vegas...

Sohn: All mass violence is terrorism, and guns make it easy

Published Oct. 3 2017

Perhaps we need a travel ban on terrorists from Nevada.

Sohn: Drain the swamp - the Trump swamp

Published Oct. 2 2017

So much for the promises of Donald Trump to "drain the swamp."

Sohn: Moccasin Bend park lost Duane King, gained a milestone

Published Oct. 1 2017

Much of what we know about Cherokee history and the Trail of Tears American Indian removal — of which Chattanooga...

Sohn: Trump hurricane response to Puerto Rico is shameful

Published Sep. 30 2017

It's too bad that our president had to be reminded that the one-two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated...

Sohn: 'Old A.P.' would excuse himself from statue debate

Published Sep. 29 2017

It's good to see the Hamilton County Commission discussing — yes, actually discussing — whether to remove the bust of...

Sohn: Corker decision sparks political interest

Published Sep. 27 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor and two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, said Tuesday he will not seek...

Sohn: Hurry to say no on water rule repeal

Published Sep. 27 2017

Repealing and weakening the 2015 Clean Water Rule would put the drinking water for 3.5 million people in our state...