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: Amid storm, Alexander throws health care Hail Mary

Published Oct. 18 2017

Back-to-back storms tied to health care blew gale-force winds in recent weeks — strong enough to topple two Trump appointees...

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...