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: Here's hoping Democrats stick with ideas, not identity politics

Published Feb. 20 2019

Republicans are all atwitter over the growing field of declared and expected Democratic presidential candidates.

Sohn: Thanks, SNL, for the comic relief in Trump darkness

Published Feb. 19 2019

It's official. The talk among FBI leaders two years ago questioning Donald Trump's competency was right on the money.

Pam's Points: All that Trumps isn't golden

Published Feb. 18 2019

Alexander stands up to Trump — finally

Sohn: Democratic socialism is not your grandpa's socialism

Published Feb. 17 2019

What do Americans already like about democratic socialism?

Sohn: Trump sing-songs his national emergency plan

Published Feb. 16 2019

Cue the violins.

Sohn: TVA defies Trump and closes two coal plants

Published Feb. 15 2019

It's not often that the Tennessee Valley Authority gets a mention in The Washington Post, Bloomberg news, The New York...

Sohn: If you're a politician, shame is what you do

Published Feb. 13 2019

Aren't you tired of the who's-offending-whom game?

Pam's Points: We can't keep kicking the can down the road

Published Feb. 12 2019

At first flush, it might seem a good temporary compromise that state Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, and state Rep. Patsy...

Sohn: Connecting the dots in the Bezos/Enquirer/Saudi thing

Published Feb. 11 2019

Another puzzling piece of fallout from the Jeff Bezos/National Enquirer soap opera is a glittering Saudi connection.

Sohn: Poor George, Poor Donald. We are women, hear us roar

Published Feb. 10 2019

Women of a certain age will never forget the moment in the 1988 Democratic National Convention when then-Texas state treasurer...

Sohn: A toast to Bezos, the First Amendment and transparency

Published Feb. 9 2019

There's an old saying: Don't pick a fight with somebody who buys ink by the barrel.

Sohn: City's new visioning must grow people, not empires

Published Feb. 8 2019

Can we hear the future calling?

Sohn: Ralph Northam moonwalks an apology

Published Feb. 5 2019

The high road is full of bumps, and the low road is a swamp.

Sohn: Jared Bigham takes education vision to state chamber

Published Feb. 5 2019

In one way, Chattanooga is losing one our strongest advocates for uncompromisingly good education.

Pam's Points: Shutdown panel needs our 'thoughts and prayers'

Published Feb. 4 2019

The wall and shutdown-pause negotiations are "a waste of time," according to our president.

Sohn: Velocity 2040 is about investing in ourselves

Published Feb. 3 2019

Chambers of commerce are normally in the optimism business.

Sohn: The Worldwide Threat Assessment missed a big one - Trump

Published Feb. 1 2019

There's been a lot of reporting in recent days about President Donald Trump's insults to his intelligence chiefs after their...

Sohn: Voters beware - labels don't make the leader

Published Jan. 30 2019

One of the most memorable moments of Kamala Harris' Monday night town hall interview with Jake Tapper on CNN came...

Sohn: Homeless count gives baseline for new city plan

Published Jan. 29 2019

Last week, we counted homeless people again in Chattanooga. We do this every year, as part of a federally mandated...

Sohn: Has the tax cut for the rich helped you?

Published Jan. 29 2019

Remember the massive $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich President Trump and the then-GOP majority Congress pushed just over...