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: Corker's rant on GOP was nowhere near enough

Published Jun. 17 2018

Sen. Bob Corker has pointed to the nakedness of the emperor and accused his own party of cowering in equal...

Sohn: Clinging to hope with North Korea

Published Jun. 13 2018

We have to hope for the best.

Pam's Points: Let's elect Summit the supercomputer president

Published Jun. 11 2018

Made in Tennessee


Sohn: Suicides rising at frightening rates

Published Jun. 9 2018

More Americans are dying of suicides.

Sohn: Candidates hear a new piper, voters want a check on Trump

Published Jun. 8 2018

It looks like the tide may be turning.

Sohn: Corker makes push to curb Trump tariffs

Published Jun. 6 2018

Thank you, Sen. Bob Corker.

Sohn: Weigh these needs - bridge lights or gang reduction

Published Jun. 5 2018

Chattanooga has two very different - and startling - items in its proposed 2019 budget.

Sohn: Trump's 'PARDON' tweet smells like fear

Published Jun. 5 2018

Don't be misled into thinking Donald Trump's deliberate patter to make all Americans, not just Fox-fogged Republicans, is benign. Don't...

Sohn: GOP concern on tariffs is all hat, no cattle

Published Jun. 4 2018

Politico's headline was gobsmacking.

Sohn: Trump Ebola aid really a sleight of hand

Published Jun. 4 2018

Just as a new flare-up of Ebola heats up in the Congo, the Trump White House on Friday issued this...

Sohn: Racism, Roseanne and Archie Bunker

Published Jun. 3 2018

There is a bright spot in all of the unsettling news of late. Roseanne is gone.

Sohn: We can't afford not to ensure education equity

Published Jun. 1 2018

Your third-grader is a whiz at reading, but he's having trouble in math.

Sohn: Lessons from Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

Published May. 30 2018

On the eve of the 2018 hurricane season, we learn that the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year's...

Pam's Points: Got news fatigue? Things are just heating up

Published May. 28 2018

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence and a lifelong serviceman and public servant, was an unlikely candidate to write...

Sohn: Yes, women were born for such a time

Published May. 27 2018

And still the women keep winning.

Sohn: Tennessee has problems with Trump tariffs

Published May. 26 2018

Forget Russia; worry about imports.

Sohn: Prepare for gas pump sticker shock

Published May. 26 2018

Filling the fuel tank for vacation driving this summer will be pricier than it has been in nearly four years...

Sohn: How can 59 percent of Americans not know?

Published May. 25 2018

The survey questions were simple.

Sohn: Trump's gambit on FBI is just his latest hoax

Published May. 23 2018

Donald Trump is acting guilty again.

Sohn: Another day, another school shooting

Published May. 22 2018

The weekend came and went after Friday's gruesome Texas school shooting.