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: Replace state Sen. Bo Watson with Randy Price

Published Oct. 19 2018

Tennessee's super red legislature has not had an original thought since Democrats became almost as scarce as dinosaurs in the...

Sohn: GOP's Rep. Mike Carter needs another chance

Published Oct. 19 2018

Mike Carter, our five-year incumbent state House District 29 representative from Ooltewah, faces Democratic opposition from 13-year Cleveland city middle...

Sohn: Joda Thongnopnua is clear choice for District 30

Published Oct. 19 2018

Your vote for Tennessee House District 30 representative should be an easy lift: Democrat Joda Thongnopnua has the heart, the...

Sohn: Jean-Marie Lawrence is clear choice for House 26 seat

Published Oct. 18 2018

The Tennessee House District 26 race has been Hamilton County's all-around surprise political contest.

Sohn: District 27 needs Democrat Dr. Brent Morris

Published Oct. 18 2018

Here's another turn-the-tables suggestion.

Sohn: Dean best choice for Tennessee governor

Published Oct. 17 2018

Getting the vote out this fall for Tennessee's tried and true Democratic gubernatorial contender Karl Dean is far more important...

Sohn: Bredesen is honest voice for U.S. Senate

Published Oct. 17 2018

Phil Bredesen is the clear choice for Tennessee's U.S. senate seat.

Sohn: Dr. Danielle Mitchell is best medicine for 3rd District

Published Oct. 17 2018

Dr. Danielle Mitchell is the medicine to help you never again have to vote for incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck...

Sohn: Priority schools list shows us 'equity' blueprint

Published Sep. 25 2018

Nine Hamilton County schools are now officially ranked among the state's worst performing schools.

Pam's Points: Guns, tapes and lies - D.C. and GOP have it all

Published Sep. 24 2018

Where is President Barack Obama when the National Rifle Association needs him?

Sohn: Hurricane lessons of disasters squared

Published Sep. 23 2018

Even before the track of Hurricane Florence was completely certain, we knew there would be disasters within the disaster.

Sohn: Save the bugs, save ourselves

Published Sep. 21 2018

Scientists around the world are reporting a decline in flying insects.

Sohn: Marilyn Lloyd was no magnolia

Published Sep. 21 2018

Would that we could hear former Democratic Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd light into U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch right now.

Pam's Points: So many witches, so little time

Published Sep. 18 2018

Once again, Bob Corker is a sane and reasonable Republican voice in the Senate — for the time he has...

Pam's Points: Hurricanes, witch hunts make big news

Published Sep. 17 2018

We did not have a news-free weekend.

Sohn: Top priority - act like lead poisoning is not new

Published Sep. 16 2018

In October of 2012, a former Times Free Press reporter wrote: "Crews in hazmat suits will be a regular fixture...

Sohn: What Trump storm over hurricanes shows us

Published Sep. 14 2018

It truly takes a small, sad man to be Donald Trump.

Sohn: Child detention is Trump-made national disaster

Published Sep. 14 2018

While we await the aftermath of natural disaster Hurricane Florence, we sit in the throes of an ongoing national disaster:...

Sohn: Tennessee's U.S. senate race is crackling hot

Published Sep. 12 2018

Eight weeks out from the upcoming mid-term election, polls show Democrat and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen leading Republican and...

Pam's Points: What's in the political water in Tennessee?

Published Sep. 11 2018

There's something in the water at the Tennessee state Capitol.