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Former Houston Chronicle reporter fired for secret stripping job gets new journalism gig with same parent company


Sarah Tressler, whose ‘Diary of an Angry Stripper’ blog led to her termination last year, now works as a crime reporter for the San Antonio Express-News.




Sarah Tressler was fired from the Houston Chronicle in March after the paper found out she was a stripper.


Sarah Tressler, the beautiful reporter fired last year from her job at the Houston Chronicle after she was discovered to be moonlighting as a stripper, has landed a new gig in journalism.

Tressler, 30, is now a reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, covering “cops, crime and general mayhem,” according to her Twitter account.

In April, the gorgeous Tressler was fired from her job as a society reporter for the Houston Chronicle for failing to tell the newspaper about her after-hours gig as a stripper, which she chronicled in her blog, “Diary of an Angry Stripper.”

The termination came about after an alternative newspaper in Houston was tipped off to the blog and published the story about her background in March.

Tressler then sued her former employer's parent company, the Hearst Corp., which also owns the Express-News, alleging that the firing was unfair.

She hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred and filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the paper’s reason for firing her -- failing to write on her application that she had been working part-time as a stripper -- was ridiculous.

"I've worked at KB Toys. I've worked at a surf shop. I've worked at multiple coffee shops. I've worked at Taco Bell. I've worked as a line cook at a restaurant," Tressler told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in June. “Do you really want me to put every single one of those on my job application?"


Tressler hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred to help her with her suit.

The sexy scribe, who earned a master’s degree in journalism from New York University in 2009 and had also been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston, said the only reason she took up exotic dancing in the first place was to earn some cash.

“The reason I started dancing — it just boils down to money,” she told ABC News in April. “The economy was bad, and I couldn’t get a job.”

Despite her unemployment, the lust-inspiring Lois Lane certainly wasn’t bored after she lost her job.

Over the summer, Tressler embarked on a national stripping tour and pushed a book, which shared the same title as her blog. She also picked up some freelance assignments for “Good Morning America.”

After the suit and the tour, it seemed unlikely Tressler would re-enter Texas journalism, let alone for a newspaper owned by the same parent company that fired her. Some have suspected that her new job was part of a settlement she reached with the company.

Tressler did not respond to requests for comment, and a Hearst Corp. spokeswoman did not respond to phone calls or emails.

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