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: 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...

Sohn: Calculating the value of $106 tax increase

Published Jun. 25 2017

What is the value of $106 to the average property owner in Hamilton County?

Sohn: Senate should rename bill as Tax Care Reconciliation Act

Published Jun. 24 2017

The Senate health care bill — like the House health care bill — would rob from the poor and give...

Sohn: Hamilton County mulls 'unintended consequences' of transparency

Published Jun. 23 2017

Transparency in Hamilton County just got a little support — albeit perhaps unintended by some of the Hamilton County commissioners...

Sohn: Supreme Court can make our votes count again

Published Jun. 21 2017

It is long past time that the Supreme Count should decide whether redistricting for gerrymandering violates the Constitution, so we...

Sohn: GOP secrecy on health care is immoral

Published Jun. 20 2017

A handful of Republicans in the Senate is making a mockery of what normally passes for transparency in our government....

Sohn: The White House can have no 'for sale' signs

Published Jun. 18 2017

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress sued President Donald Trump last week over foreign money flowing into his global business...

Sohn: New leader, community offer schools fresh start

Published Jun. 17 2017

We welcome Tennessee educator Bryan Johnson as Hamilton County's new schools superintendent.

Sohn: Looking for local leaders and finding some

Published Jun. 16 2017

Kudos to two Hamilton County commissioners who seem to be keeping an open mind about improved school funding, tax savings...

Sohn: Can GOP baseball shooting tame our anger?

Published Jun. 15 2017

As Americans, we're fine with opinionated debate. In fact, our Constitution invites it.

Sohn: Fix schools by turning them into jails

Published Jun. 13 2017

Talk, talk, talk.

Sohn: Trump is destroying America one slice at a time

Published Jun. 12 2017

Despite the seeming gridlock in Congress, and despite the mire of Trump-Russia drama, President Donald Trump is succeeding — one...

Sohn: Numb and mean won't make America great

Published Jun. 11 2017

Why do we call it terror when the Manchester, England, perpetrator is named Abedi, but not when a man named...

Sohn: Come on out, join the Riverbend fun

Published Jun. 10 2017

Happy Riverbending, Chattanooga.

Sohn: The real shocker in Comey's testimony

Published Jun. 9 2017

Our country is under attack, and our president is worried only about himself.

Sohn: So much for the Russian hack 'hoax'

Published Jun. 7 2017

Remember all the assurances that Russia's meddling in our 2016 election never came close to our voting systems?

Sohn: Trump infrastructure talk is fake news -- and stolen

Published Jun. 6 2017

Don't talk about James Comey and his expected bombshell testimony to Congress. Look at me instead — I'm talking about...

Sohn: Trump's hypocrisy on Cuba may end at his bottom line

Published Jun. 6 2017

For all the talk last week about President Donald Trump looking to close the door on renewed U.S.-Cuba relations, there...

Pam's Points: Trump's flaws trickle down to Tennessee

Published Jun. 5 2017

Did you notice that even after Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, that...

Sohn: Less is more, unless it's money and school leaders

Published Jun. 4 2017

For six months, 11 business and community leaders have analyzed Hamilton County's school district budget and operations, seeking ways to...