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 nuclear war hearing is 'sobering' stuff

Published Nov. 15 2017

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by frequent Trump critic Sen. Bob Corker, held a hearing Tuesday on the president's...

Sohn: Roy Moore's election bid not a referendum on God

Published Nov. 14 2017

Mitch McConnell, our nation's Senate majority leader, is right to say that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "should step...

Sohn: The sudden cleansing power of the #metoo movement

Published Nov. 13 2017

Sexual intimidation victims everywhere have a message to the Harvey Weinsteins, Kevin Spaceys, Louis C.K.'s, Roy Moores, Roger Aileses, Bill...


Sohn: Why do we have the richest Congress ever?

Published Nov. 12 2017

Not all politicians come into office wealthy — but many leave that way.

Sohn: Veterans Day a great time to discuss power to make war

Published Nov. 10 2017

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had no need for a Veterans Day?

Sohn: Signal Mountain schools folly is insulting to parents

Published Nov. 8 2017

Monday's meeting about Signal Mountain's exploratory look at forming its own school system was touted as an opportunity for residents...

Sohn: GOP's war on climate is war on life

Published Nov. 8 2017

What the Trump administration is doing to science — especially weather, climate and environmental science — is criminal.

Sohn: Gun talk isn't 'too soon'; it's too late

Published Nov. 7 2017

"It's a little bit too soon" after Sunday's Sutherland Springs mass shooting in a church to start talking about gun...

Pam's Points: From taxes to collusion, D.C. is swampier than ever

Published Nov. 6 2017

Do you know the real reason Republican leaders want to rush through the tax bill?

Sohn: Will tax bill change separation of church and state to collusion?

Published Nov. 5 2017

The separation of church and state may come down to a separation of church and political PACs.

Pam's Points: Taxpayers must demand transparency with a capital 'T'

Published Nov. 3 2017

We hear a lot about "transparency" in local government meetings these days.

Sohn: The only thing 'phony' is Trump blame-shifting

Published Oct. 31 2017

Predictably, the president is tweet-storming.

Pam's Points: Forecast is poor for Trump making stuff work

Published Oct. 30 2017

The labor union representing the National Weather Service last week told The Washington Post that its lack of staff is...

Sohn: All politics are local, especially with the environment

Published Oct. 29 2017

First it was foxes-to-guard-the-hen-house political appointments. Then it was undoing environmental protections.

Sohn: Trump's opioid 'health emergency' is all talk - again

Published Oct. 28 2017

President Trump's listeners heard nice words when he spoke about America's opioid crisis Thursday just before he signed a directive...

Sohn: GOP needs to stand with Corker against Trump

Published Oct. 25 2017

Donald Trump might as well have set fire to the White House.

Sohn: Dickens would have a heyday in these health care times

Published Oct. 24 2017

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

Pam's Points: Last week was a political train wreck

Published Oct. 23 2017

Russian meddling comes to Tennessee.

Sohn: Let's make the truth matter again

Published Oct. 22 2017

The truth should matter.

Sohn: Don't be bothering the school board with input

Published Oct. 21 2017

There are no words to express how disappointing it is that the new Hamilton County Schools superintendent and all nine...