SARASOTA -Herald-Tribune Opinion Editor Tom Tryon has spent a journalism career at the Herald-Tribune. 

He's leaving at the end of the week after nearly 39 years at the newspaper. Tryon made a recent stop at the station for a conversation with SNN's Grant Boxleitner.

In Part 1, he discusses his reasons for leaving, the state of journalism and the Herald-Tribune. We'll be featuring more of Tryon's conversation this week on SNN.