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: Politics, not students, still at heart of bathroom concerns

Published Feb. 24 2017

Just when you thought the GOP had gotten its collective mind out of the bathroom, President Donald Trump flushed.

Sohn: Town halls set with or without leaders

Published Feb. 22 2017

Look at the brave and strong Chattanoogans and Tennesseans (Georgians and Alabamians, too) who are getting involved in issues and...

Sohn: A month into the Trump darkness

Published Feb. 21 2017

So here we are a month into Trumpness.

Sohn: Trump could be - if he would be - the antidote for hate

Published Feb. 20 2017

One of the most painful moments of President Donald Trump's 77-minute burp about fine-tuned machines last week came when he...

Sohn: Let's make America learn to work again

Published Feb. 19 2017

Perhaps the distractions of the Trump administration's possible ties to Russia may have a silver lining for President Donald Trump.

Sohn: Doggart is a terrorist, not just a civil rights violator

Published Feb. 18 2017

The lesson of Robert Doggart is unmistakable.

Sohn: Our lawmakers still have no common sense on guns

Published Feb. 17 2017

Each time there is a mass shooting involving a mentally or emotionally ill person — which is the case in...

Sohn: Watch the Trump comedy show

Published Feb. 17 2017

Saturday Night Live can't out-skit Donald Trump.

Pam's Points: The chants of 2016 become the demands of 2017

Published Feb. 15 2017

Can't you still hear the chants from the campaign of 2016?

Sohn: Congress must find its backbone against Trump

Published Feb. 14 2017

As America's protections are being thrown down the abyss by chaos created by President Donald Trump, Tennessee's Republican senators and...

Full list of the Chattanooga Times' endorsements for the local election

Published Feb. 12 2017

In the March 7 Chattanooga election, The Chattanooga Times recommends:

Sohn: Southside Social's dress code ruffles do-rags

Published Feb. 11 2017

Just when you thought the Southside was becoming the toney, trendy place to be — especially at the Southside Social,...

Chattanooga Times endorses Andy Berke for ability to bring stronger, fairer economy

Published Feb. 10 2017

Chattanooga has made unmistakable progress in the four years that Andy Berke has been mayor.

Sohn: The cup runneth over in Districts 8 and 9

Published Feb. 9 2017

City Council Districts 8 and 9 have a wealth of good candidates this year, and if life was fair, all...

Chattanooga Times endorses Anthony Byrd for District 8

Published Feb. 9 2017

District 8 needs the new eyes and perspective of Anthony Byrd.

Chattanooga Times endorses John L. Kerns for District 9

Published Feb. 9 2017

John L. Kerns is a man who's done his homework on city issues, and he's the best choice for voters...

Sohn: Re-elect Russell Gilbert Sr. in District 5

Published Feb. 8 2017

Voters in Chattanooga's District 5 should re-elect Russell Gilbert Sr. to represent them on the City Council.

Sohn: Chris Anderson's record gives him inside track for re-election

Published Feb. 8 2017

Chris Anderson in his first four years on the Chattanooga City Council has proven to be something of a lightning...

Sohn: Henderson is still the best for Chattanooga, District 1

Published Feb. 7 2017

Chip Henderson has grown a lot since he won the Chattanooga City Council seat for District 1 four years ago,...

Sohn: Mitchell is best choice for Chattanooga, District 2 -- again

Published Feb. 7 2017

Jerry Mitchell, the 62-year-old incumbent in Chattanooga's District 2, is the clear and only choice for city voters on March...