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: Recession? What recession? Down is up in Trumpworld

Published Aug. 20 2019

What recession? President Trump doesn't see a recession. Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, says he doesn't see a recession....

Pam's Points: Trump outrages just keep coming

Published Aug. 19 2019

There is no low too low for President Donald Trump.

Sohn: Congratulations schools! Now get to work on what's next

Published Aug. 17 2019

Congratulations are in order for Hamilton County educators, students and parents:

Sohn: Finding accountability in Epstein death, conspiracy theories

Published Aug. 14 2019

In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's death, we see again just how much Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr...

Sohn: Schools' outrage is not training, it's equity still on hold

Published Aug. 13 2019

The fact that a training session for Hamilton County teachers became the object of controversy locally speaks volumes. What it...

Pam's Points: Are politicians speaking to the hearts and minds of voters?

Published Aug. 12 2019

In case you've been blissfully tucked in a cave away from political news all weekend, you might not yet have...

Sohn: It's time to shoot down gun violence

Published Aug. 11 2019

It's pretty clear that most Americans are fed up with mass shootings. Frankly, most of us are fed up with...

Sohn: Saving our dinner, one pollinator at a time

Published Aug. 10 2019

It seems we can't stop the human race from annihilating our world and ourselves.

Sohn: GOP runs from talk of Trump and race

Published Aug. 9 2019

You might say Nebraska state Sen. John McCollister was channeling what the president would soon counsel via a White House...

Sohn: Trump didn't pull the trigger - exactly

Published Aug. 6 2019

Has our president at last realized that his repeated claims of an America under attack by "an invasion" of immigrants...

Pam's Points: Let's talk about priorities - Earth, politics and jobs

Published Aug. 5 2019

Yes, Earth is in the balance

Sohn: The GOP needs to hear your Trump concerns

Published Aug. 4 2019

It was a standard journalism request — the kind reporters and editors make everyday.


Sohn: Let's help Hamilton commissioners understand their schools tax vote

Published Aug. 3 2019

Here's a school news quiz: What were the main talking points for a recently proposed (and then killed) 34-cent tax...

Sohn: Democrats need to aim at Trump, not each other

Published Aug. 2 2019

So many candidates, so little time.

Sohn: Want to stop the shooting? Improve education

Published Jul. 31 2019

It's been another bloody summer in Chattanooga, and the shooting doesn't show signs of letting up.

Sohn: What will it take for Republicans to speak out against Trump?

Published Jul. 30 2019

We will keep asking what it will take to make Republicans find their voices against the most corrupt and corrupting...

Pam's Points: Reading the tea leaves of disarray

Published Jul. 29 2019

Surely all the pundits will fill the weekend airwaves a-twitter with pronouncements of Democratic division over future impeachment moves.

Sohn: Tennessee walking horses still need help

Published Jul. 28 2019

It's walking horse time in Tennessee. Again.

Sohn: 'Moscow Mitch' and election security

Published Jul. 27 2019

What country are we living in where our Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks two election bills designed to deter...

Sohn: Proposed plan for school fixes has promise

Published Jul. 26 2019

Change is hard.