Texas Newspaper Reporter Fired For Stripping Off The Clock
Woman with three jobs, has just two after being revealed by rival news outlet
Newspaper journalists have been losing their jobs for years, due to sharp declines in advertising revenue.
On occasion, some of them will get pink slips for entirely non-financial reasons, like doubling as a high-end stripper.
That’s Sarah Tressler’s story. As the society reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Tressler rubbed shoulders with some of the Lone Star State city’s richest and high-powered citizens.
From an ABC report:
By night, the journalist was working in a world of 7-inch heels as an exotic dancer at high-end gentleman’s clubs. She said she has been moonlighting as a dancer “on and off” since 2004.
The newspaper reporter said she needed the money, in the bad economy. When a rival news outlet published a report about Tressler’s double life, the Chronicle fired her.
“I had three jobs, I lost one of them and now I have two jobs,” Tressler said. “I was a stripper/reporter/professor and now I’m just a stripper/professor, and I don’t think that’s too bad.”
Tressler also works as a lecturer at her undergraduate alma mater, Houston University. Both the university and the newspaper declined to comment on the story.
Do you think it’s right for the newspaper to hold Tressler’s night job against her?