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.

Pam's Points: What will Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting bring?

Published Jul. 16 2018

It's going to be a big day in Helsinki, Finland.

Sohn: Yes, America, there are witches to hunt

Published Jul. 13 2018

Poor Donald.

Sohn: Tennessee House endorsements

Published Jul. 13 2018

For the first time in a long time, Hamilton County's legislative delegation races are competitive — in the primary and...

Sohn: Fitzhugh is best Democrat for governor

Published Jul. 13 2018

Tennesseans have two very strong Democratic Primary contenders for governor.

Sohn: Bredesen is a problem solver, Blackburn a problem maker

Published Jul. 12 2018

Tennessee's race to fill the seat of Bob Corker is among the make-or-break contests in the country as Democrats hope...

Sohn: Fleischmann's primary one-sided, but wait until fall

Published Jul. 12 2018

The race for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District is quite one-sided at the moment.

Sohn: Victor Miller for sheriff

Published Jul. 11 2018

The candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff offer our county a wealth of policing experience.

Sohn: Vickie Schroyer deserves Register vote

Published Jul. 11 2018

Vickie Schroyer, a Democrat, has worked for 35 years in the Hamilton County Register of Deeds office. She is a...

Sohn: Time to change our county mayor

Published Jul. 11 2018

Aloyse Brown minces no words.

Sohn: Times page endorsements for Hamilton County school board

Published Jul. 10 2018

With five of nine school board seats contested in the Hamilton County's Aug. 2 General Election, there's a good chance...

Sohn: Times endorsements in county commission races

Published Jul. 9 2018

Taxpayers and Hamilton County residents, this is your once-in-four-years chance to make a difference and send a message about our...

Sohn: ER treats baby with bottle and nap; cost is $18,836

Published Jul. 8 2018

By now you may have seen the story of the baby treated with a bottle and a nap in a...

Sohn: In District 26, GOP seeks to cover up a cover-up

Published Jul. 6 2018

It would seem that Rep. Gerald McCormick got caught trying to make his primary residence Nashville, not Chattanooga.

Sohn: We believe in America; let's keep it free

Published Jul. 4 2018

It was July 4, 1776, when 56 men finished hammering out America's birth notice, put their signatures to it and...

Pam's Points: Trump's team makes war on rules and facts

Published Jul. 2 2018

The Department of Justice is considering a plan to change the asylum policy of the United States, according to a...

Sohn: Want to save our democracy? Vote

Published Jul. 1 2018

Are you worried about our democracy?

Sohn: When aiming words and bullets, enough is enough

Published Jun. 30 2018

Words matter.

Sohn: With high court vacancy, mid-terms are critical

Published Jun. 29 2018

We have good reason to be very worried that the United States Supreme Court is on its way to becoming...

Sohn: Forget Trump tribalism, local forum found civility

Published Jun. 27 2018

In sharp contrast to America's strained and nasty national politics, the Tennessee gubernatorial forum Monday in Chattanooga was like a...

Sohn: The heat is on in D.C., Antarctica

Published Jun. 24 2018

The world is heating up all over.