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: CEOs show Congress how to quit Trump

Published Aug. 16 2017

America's top CEOs are firing Donald Trump.

Sohn: Charlottesville is Trump's 'American carnage'

Published Aug. 15 2017

It took our president 48 hours to offer verbal condemnation to the white nationalists who staged a violent rally in...

Pam's Points: Despite the noise, stay focused on Russia

Published Aug. 14 2017

That's not to say we should ignore the diminutive Korean dictator, but engaging in a shrill and shriller shouting match...


Sohn: Are we still here amid 'Fire and fury'

Published Aug. 13 2017

Are we still here this morning? Will we be here tomorrow?

Sohn: Nation, state addiction treatment, not drug war

Published Aug. 12 2017

President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency Thursday, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies...

Sohn: The sins of our failures are failing our kids

Published Aug. 11 2017

Here we are in 2017 with a smart, fresh new school superintendent to whom we have handed many of the...

Sohn: Make climate great again, Mr. President

Published Aug. 9 2017

President Donald Trump and his band of climate deniers are stealing our time.

Sohn: Don't trade dead-end coal jobs for public lands

Published Aug. 8 2017

Just close your eyes and imagine mountaintop removal coming to a Great Smoky Mountains peak near you.

Pam's Points: While Mueller sets up in D.C., Trump is taking off

Published Aug. 7 2017

It's painful to acknowledge that reports of special counsel Robert S. Mueller's convening of a grand jury in Washington to...

Sohn: Trump's assault on equality, equity gains speed

Published Aug. 6 2017

Remember when Donald Trump told minority voters, "Vote for me. What have you got to lose?"

Sohn: David Roddy is excellent choice as new police chief

Published Aug. 5 2017

Last month, Chattanooga lost an important asset when Police Chief Fred Fletcher retired. Fletcher had come here three years before...

Sohn: Medal of Honor Museum finds great new home

Published Aug. 4 2017

A heritage center in Chattanooga to honor Medal of Honor recipients — especially Chattanooga's own rich heritage of them, from...


Sohn: White House swamps U.S. as foreign powers grow

Published Aug. 2 2017

While Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the rest of America worry about North Korea, China, Iran and Russia,...

Sohn: Kelly's in, the Mooch is out; there may be hope

Published Aug. 1 2017

Well, that didn't take long.

Sohn: Trump's support is unraveling -- even in Congress

Published Jul. 31 2017

It's been a dizzying week of rebukes for President Donald Trump.

Sohn: Growing worries trump cries of climate hoax

Published Jul. 30 2017

In June, Sonny Scoggins saw something he would never have dreamed he'd see — catfish 3 feet long wiggling and...

Sohn: GOP's bait and switch fails thanks to clear eyes of three

Published Jul. 29 2017

We'd like to believe that three failed GOP attempts to dump tens of millions of Americans off their health care...

Sohn: It's long past time for senior property tax freeze

Published Jul. 28 2017

It has only taken 10 years, but finally some local government officials have begun talking about something that will truly...

Sohn: It is Trump who is beleaguered -- with reason

Published Jul. 26 2017

What can we learn from President Donald Trump's tweets and never-ending campaign speeches?

Pam's Points: Local leaders push us three steps back

Published Jul. 25 2017

Most days when we wake or slow down for the evening in this beautiful, interesting Chattanooga area, we know we...