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: Use Tubman to bring jobs, not gentrification, to East Chattanooga

Published Dec. 12 2018

What's next at the 36-acre ghost town that once housed 440 families in the Harriet Tubman housing development?

Sohn: The depressing saga of 'Individual-1'

Published Dec. 11 2018

We can be forgiven for being depressed. The sky is gray, the rain is cold and there is absolutely no...

Pam's Points: Climate change needs an army now

Published Dec. 10 2018

News happens fast these days.


Sohn: City steps up to end homelessness in Chattanooga

Published Dec. 9 2018

In April, we mused here about how we keep not fixing homelessness.

Sohn: Tennessee, Hamilton students make gains, but still have far to go

Published Dec. 7 2018

We keep hearing that Tennessee students are doing so much better - posting the fastest improving scores in the country.

Sohn: Tennessee should rethink primaries, but not close them

Published Dec. 5 2018

Just when you thought it couldn't get much harder to exercise your vote in Tennessee, our state GOP's State Executive...

Sohn: Did compromise pass along with George H.W. Bush?

Published Dec. 4 2018

"Read my lips: No new taxes." Then there were new taxes.

Pam's Points: Trump's 'Russia hoax' lies keep piling up

Published Dec. 3 2018

Keep watching the timelines

Sohn: The high cost of denying climate change

Published Dec. 2 2018

"I don't believe it."

Sohn: Make America rake again

Published Nov. 30 2018

Some of the things our president and his White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said earlier this week about climate...

Sohn: Here's to inciting free speech, free press in county meetings

Published Nov. 30 2018

The funniest news story lead we've seen in a long time was in this paper Thursday morning.

Sohn: What does the Manafort meltdown portend?

Published Nov. 28 2018

No wonder Donald Trump is raging again about the special counsel.

Sohn: Fodder grows for Trump probes

Published Nov. 27 2018

Perhaps the dam is starting to crack — in the GOP.

Pam's Points: It's all about Trump - just ask him

Published Nov. 26 2018

What's our president thankful for?

Sohn: Trump's conduct 'not an act'

Published Nov. 25 2018

When a United States senator - a Republican whose feet are planted firmly on the ground - says President Donald...

Pam's Points: 'Tis the season to help our neediest

Published Nov. 24 2018

Life is good at throwing curve balls.

Sohn: Imagine power bills without great TVA management

Published Nov. 20 2018

Last week, you may have read that the Tennessee Valley Authority had a record year in 2018 for helping the...

Pam's Points: One more 'stolen' elections redux

Published Nov. 19 2018

Trumpian Republicans can't seem to get this phrase out of their heads: "stolen elections."

Sohn: Officials must limit steep slopes development

Published Nov. 18 2018

Growth is hard.

Sohn: Taxpayers, commissioners should OK new HES animal shelter

Published Nov. 17 2018

Here's hoping that a "seeing is believing" tour of Hamilton County's Humane Educational Society's nonprofit animal shelter has fully persuaded...