Pam Sohn (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6346
Pam Sohn is the Times opinion editor, representing the left-leaning side of the Chattanooga Times Free Press opinion pages. Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 30 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 also been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she covered the police, courts, health, education and environment beats. 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, reporting without a deadline and editorial writing. 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 41 years to photographer, Louis Sohn. They have a grown son, Mitch, as well as three dogs and a grand cat. When not working, Pam gardens, researches family roots and plays piano. Contact her at or 423-757-6346.

Sohn: Democrats need to heed Biden's 'civility' story

Published Jun. 24 2019

This week marks the end of Democratic civility as the 23 presidential candidates take their places on debate stages Wednesday...

Sohn: The future is now for our schools

Published Jun. 23 2019

Come Wednesday, Hamilton County's nine elected commissioners are expected to debate and vote on a 34-cent property tax increase that...

Sohn: Read all about it - war talk, on Twitter

Published Jun. 22 2019

In May 2018, Donald Trump took a situation where there was no crisis and created one.


Sohn: Local, market leaders know we can't wait on Washington

Published Jun. 21 2019

Amid scientists' increasingly urgent climate warnings, the Trump administration on Wednesday ordered the easing of restrictions on coal-fired power plants...

Sohn: If Trump's mouth is moving, look it up for yourself

Published Jun. 19 2019

We must wonder if President Donald Trump regrets his recent two-day interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Sohn: Tennessee officials are wrong about union ills

Published Jun. 18 2019

Tennessee officials' brag that the state is "good" for business. They also boast that the failure of a unionization vote...

Pam's Points: Most overused description of all things Trump

Published Jun. 17 2019

Here we go again — saying something in the Trump world is "unprecedented."

Sohn: Why we still aren't protecting elections

Published Jun. 16 2019

It seems the forgotten tragedy of Donald Trump's election and the Mueller probe is that we know Russia interfered with...

Sohn: When did America go up for sale?

Published Jun. 15 2019

Sure, Donald Trump would like to take dirt on an opponent from a foreign government, he told ABC News' George...

Sohn: Drug deaths offer stark warnings

Published Jun. 14 2019

Hearing of drug overdoses — especially fatal ones — in our community is bad enough.

Sohn: How dare women presume to teach men

Published Jun. 12 2019

American women couldn't vote until just over 99 years ago — about the time our country was 144 years old.

Sohn: Volkswagen ad brings light to darkness

Published Jun. 11 2019

'Hello, Darkness, my old friend.

Pam's Points: Trump economic hoaxes too high to count

Published Jun. 10 2019

Jobs? What jobs?

Sohn: Trump's climate claims wrong 'both ways'

Published Jun. 9 2019

"I believe that there is a change in weather and I think it changes both ways."

Sohn: Let's help state lawmakers reconnect with our views

Published Jun. 8 2019

Tennessee's supermajority Republican General Assembly faces a tough choice.

Sohn: What's the value of a $150 a year in new taxes?

Published Jun. 7 2019

According to, the median home value in Hamilton County is $173,900 - 6.9% higher than last year and expected...

Sohn: Proposed county budget stands for our children

Published Jun. 5 2019

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is standing up for schools. What remains to be seen is whether the Hamilton County...

Sohn: Stop the guns, resolve the anger

Published Jun. 4 2019

Square these thoughts: A gunman thought by coworkers and neighbors to be a nice and ordinary guy - an educated...

Pam's Points: Trump's insidious war on climate and science

Published Jun. 3 2019

George Luber is a national award winner for his work on climate change and health questions. He also is an...

Sohn: King Donald is above the law - unless Congress grows morality

Published Jun. 2 2019

The next time you hear someone say, "No one — not even the president — is above the law," it's...