Houston Chronicle fires society writer/stripper Sarah Tressler

Sarah Tressler, who has been fired by the Houston Chronicle for not disclosing her stripper job, tells “Good Morning America”: “The reason I started dancing is, it sort of just boils down to money: the economy was bad, and I couldn’t get a job at a bookstore, like a Barnes and Noble. …I think the most I ever made in one night [as a stripper] was maybe $2,000.”

Naive? “The idea of somebody outing me, seemed like it would be like such a mean thing to do that I never thought anybody would do it.”

Her life now? “I think I’m doing pretty well. I mean, I was a stripper-reporter-professor, and now I’m just a stripper-professor. I don’t think that’s too bad.”

Houston Press editor Margaret Downing tells “GMA”: “We aren’t prudes; we’re hardly very conservative about these things. We have nothing against strippers, it’s just a good story.”

* Houston Press and Jezebel.com cover the “GMA” interview || Watch it here

FWIW DEPT.: It appears that the last story Tressler wrote for the Chronicle was “The Hipster’s Guide to Oral Hygiene”

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  1. Bill Will said:

    Reminds me of the old joke about the young cub reporter who runs into old friends of the family. “Bob, great to see you! What are you doing with your life?” Bob replies, “I’m a reporter for the Star.”
    “Good for you, young man.”
    “But don’t tell my folks if you see them. They think I’m playing piano in a whorehouse!”