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: Chattanooga's message of resiliency perfect for Earth Day week

Published Apr. 21 2019

All politics are local, and that has never been more apparent than in Mayor Andy Berke's State of the City...

Sohn: Mayor Berke puts money on Chattanooga's future

Published Apr. 20 2019

This community doesn't say thank you often enough to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke for his dedication to children, especially in...

Sohn: Damning Mueller report has just begun to perk

Published Apr. 19 2019

No, it's not over. Nor should it be.


Sohn: Andy Berke right to challenge TennCare cuts, changes

Published Apr. 17 2019

One must worry for the priorities of Tennessee. Read yesterday's paper, and you'll understand why.

Sohn: Lawmakers, just say no to Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher plan

Published Apr. 16 2019

We should find out today if our Tennessee lawmakers really - and we mean really - support improving education in...

Pam's Points: Some news for our upcoming Earth Day

Published Apr. 15 2019

Scientists at Ohio State University say they have developed a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastic food packaging.

Sohn: Don't siphon the Tennessee River, catch the sky's runoff instead

Published Apr. 14 2019

Here we go again. Georgia is whining anew that Tennessee's southern border is drawn wrong, and Peach Staters are angling...

Sohn: Stopping gun violence starts with community

Published Apr. 12 2019

What is the cost of gun violence? More than any community can possibly calculate — and not just in lives.

Sohn: Foiled as king, does Trump plot to be CEO of America?

Published Apr. 10 2019

Ask yourselves if we're not looking at a coup attempt in plain sight.

Sohn: Contact state lawmakers today about voter suppression bills

Published Apr. 9 2019

You have to hand it to Tennessee's GOP: If Republicans in the General Assembly could turn back time to when...

Pam's Points: What saving Special Olympics taught us

Published Apr. 1 2019

Was Trump's reversal on Special Olympics funding really a surprise? It shouldn't have been.

Sohn: Flush the newest city-county turf war

Published Mar. 31 2019

It seems no one is happy with anyone in Hamilton County these days.

Sohn: 'You might think it's OK.' We don't.

Published Mar. 30 2019

The purpose of the hearing on Thursday was simple.

Sohn: Trump 'moves on' to spread vengeance and pain

Published Mar. 29 2019

Donald Trump has heard Trumpite Republicans' call to "move on."

Sohn: Gov. Lee's school voucher plan needs answers

Published Mar. 27 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee last week pitched his controversial school voucher proposal to the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, doubling...

Sohn: Make the Mueller Report public today

Published Mar. 26 2019

Attorney General William Barr spent more time on his unsolicited 19-page job application — the June 2018 memo lambasting special...

Sohn: Trump and his 'best people' are the real 'Deep State'

Published Mar. 24 2019

No, Mr. President, it's not just liberal judges who keep blocking your agenda.

Pam's Points: If MAGA is so great, why are we panicked?

Published Mar. 23 2019

If you're worried about the future of America and your future in it, you're not alone.

Sohn: A whole other - better - downtown

Published Mar. 23 2019

Last week, the hulking blue and vacant Alstom plant site was a ghost town of industrial buildings and empty parking...

Sohn: New Zealand enacts gun safety. Why can't we?

Published Mar. 22 2019

It's about as easy to buy a gun in the United States as it is to buy one in Yemen...